Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: King Philip Remains Hot; Natick Gets Key Overtime Win

Gary Demopoulos
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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 D2 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Duxbury11522
2Algonquin/Hudson21422
3Sandwich41641
4Natick31262
5Braintree61341
6Winchester71332
7Canton81260
8Woburn51342
9King Philip101640
10 tieWestwoodNR1342
10 tieNorwood91531

As the regular season winds down, we will say what we have been saying for weeks: the state-wide Division 2 tournament will be a good one.

Despite losing twice, Duxbury (15-2-2) holds on to the top spot in this week’s HNIB News Masschusetts Girls Division 2 Top 10. The Dragons came out on the short end of two one-goal losses, one to #7 Canton (12-6-0), the other an OT heartbreaker to D1 power Austin Prep (3-2) on Saturday. Duxbury is at the Hingham Showcase this week with two more tough games – #5 Braintree (13-4-1) on Tuesday and St. Mary’s on Thursday.

#2 Algonquin/Hudson (14-2-2) blanked Wakefield in its only action and faces red-hot #9 King Philip (16-4-0) to close out the regular season on Wednesday.

Natick celebrates Mckenna Doucette’s overtime goal that gave the Redhawks a 3-2 win over #5 Braintree on Saturday

#3 Sandwich’s (16-4-1) regular season is done after weekend wins over Marshfield and Dennis-Yarmouth. The Lady Knights will be a tough out in the tournament.

Also done is #4 Natick (12-6-2). The Redhawks closed out their regular season with a big 3-2 OT win over Braintree.

The Wamps did have a win over Walpole (3-0) and after Duxbury get Dennis-Yarmouth on Thursday.

#6 Winchester (13-3-2) had a tie with Dennis-Yarmouth and a shutout win over Belmont (3-0) and also heads to the Hingham Showcase, facing Andover and Acton-Boxboro.

Canton followed up the big win over Duxbury with a loss to Barnstable (2-1). Franklin and Walpole are on tap this week.

Woburn (13-4-2) is down to #8 after falling to Needham (4-2) Saturday, that coming after wins over HPNA (3-2) and Reading (6-3). The Tanners have Gloucester (Monday) and Malden Catholic (Wednesday).

King Philip posted wins over Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro, Norwood and Dennis-Yarmouth and finish up with Milton (Monday) and Alongquin/Hudson (Wednesday).

Tied for #10 this week are Norwood (15-3-1) and Westwood (13-4-2). The Mustangs close with Martha’s Vineyard (Monday) and Dedham (Wednesday). The Wolverines will await their tournament seeding after facing Walpole on Wednesday.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Needham, Pembroke, Falmouth, Archbishop Williams, Medfield, Watertown, Central Catholic

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