Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: Sandwich Ascends To #2; Norwood Makes An Appearance

Gary Demopouloshttp://www.hnibnews.com
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
1Duxbury1802
2Sandwich3600
3Andover2520
4Algonquin/Hudson4801
5Winchester7600
6Natick6431
7Woburn5421
8Needham9512
9BraintreeNR621
10NorwoodNR600

In this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Top 10, Sandwich and Winchester continue their perfect seasons and upward movement, while Braintree and first-timer Norwood make appearances.

#1 Duxbury (8-0-2) got tested this past week, but got it down in wins over Pembroke and Plymouth. The Dragons are at Marshfield Monday and host Norwell Saturday.

Sandwich (6-0-0) is up to #2 after a week that saw solid wins over Plymouth and Falmouth. The Lady Knights are at Plymouth Monday.

#3 Andover (5-2-0) is down a spot. The Warriors fell to Acton-Boxboro (4-3) before rebounding with a shutout win over Billerica/Chelmsford. A pair of tough ones loom against St. Mary’s Monday and HPNA Saturday.

#4 Algonquin/Hudson (8-0-1) holds firm after an idle week. The T-Hawks are back Monday against Franklin.

Now 6-0-0, #5 Winchester had a huge Middlesex League win over #7 Woburn (4-2-1), taking a 5-4 win, and then turned back Lexington (3-1). A huge test looms Wednesday against D1 #4 Arlington.

#6 Natick (4-3-1) gave D1 #2 Notre Dame all it could handle Saturday before falling, 2-1. The Redhawks also had a win over Brookline. Powerful Austin Prep is on Monday’s docket, followed by Braintree (Wednesday) and Needham (Saturday). It is a big week for Natick.

The Tanners of Woburn take on Watertown Monday in their only action of the week.

#8 Needham (5-1-2) had an impressive 2-2 deadlock with Notre Dame and is scheduled to face Auburn on Monday before hosting Natick Saturday.

Braintree (6-2-1) is back in the Top 10 at #9. The Wamps bested Weymouth (5-1) and King Philip (2-1). After Natick, Braintree hosts Brookline Saturday.

Making its debut in the rankings at #10 is Norwood, also unbeaten on the season at 6-0-0. The Mustangs, who have allowed just seven goals, will see Milton (Wednesday) and Franklin (Saturday).

TEAMS TO WATCH: Falmouth, Westwood, Canton, Watertown

NOTE: These rankings do not reflect the MIAA power rankings, which will be used for seeding purposes in the state tournament.

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