Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 1 Top 10: St. Mary’s, Woburn, Duxbury, Billerica/Chelmsford Earn League Tournament Titles

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

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Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

1St. Mary's 11523
3Austin Prep2722
7Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading91210

Some exciting league tournament action highlighted the final week of the 2020-2021 MIAA season, a campaign that was limited and challenging for all those involved.  Kudos to all that were able to make a season happen, in whatever form,  for their players and programs.

A 3-2 win Saturday over previously unbeaten Matignon solidified St. Mary’s (15-2-3) in the top spot in this final HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 1 Top 10. The Spartans, who were able to get in 20 games this winter, also knocked off #3 Austin Prep (7-2-2) in a Catholic Central League Cup semifinal, the win the 300th in the coaching career of St. Mary’s bench boss Frank Pagliuca.

#2 Woburn (10-1-2) took home the Middlesex League Tournament, blanking #5 Arlington (10-1-2), 2-0, in Saturday’s title game. The Spy Ponders were the Liberty Division regular season champions.

#4 Duxbury (14-1-1) swept three opponents in the Patriot Cup Tournament, beating Pembroke, 3-0, in the final. The Dragons, who shut out their final five opponents, allowed goals in only five games this winter.

#6 Billerica/Chelmsford (10-1-0) outlasted rival Andover, 3-2, in the finals of the Merrimack Valley Conference Cup. B/C allowed just 11 goals all season.

#7 Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (12-1-0) won its third consecutive Northeastern Hockey League crown, closing the season on a 10-game winning streak.

Rounding out this final Top 10 are Dual County League squads #8 Lincoln-Sudbury (7-1-2) and #9 Waltham (7-1-0), and Central/West’s Shrewsbury (8-1-3) at #10.

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