Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: Sandwich Impresses At Gormley Cup; Winchester Debuts At #7

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 D2 Top 10


While things remained status quo amongst the Girls Division 1 Top 10, there was much movement at the Division 2 level. Only two of last week’s ten teams remained in the same position, and there are three new faces in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Top 10

Duxbury (4-0-2) was one of those two teams, hanging on to the #1 spot even after a pair of ties, one with Notre Dame, the other with #9 Braintree (3-1-1). The Dragon have another tough one on Wednesday against league rival Hingham.

Idle Andover (3-1-0) bumps up to #2. The Warriors have already seen Monday’s scheduled tilt with Beverly/Danvers postponed. They hope to tackle league foe Methuen/Tewksbury on Wednesday.

Impressive wins over Barnstable and Pembroke won #3 Sandwich (4-0-0) a Judy Gormley Cup title. The Knights now have this week off.

#4 Algonquin/Hudson (6-0-1) picked up a pair of one-goal wins (Natick, Pope Francis) as it readies for a Monday battle with Longmeadow.

#5 Woburn (3-1-1) tied up D1 power Arlington as it hopes to host Reading on Wednesday.

With an undermanned roster, #6 Natick (2-2-1) lost twice this week and dropped four spots, but will remain in the rankings. The Redhawks hope to have a full squad this Saturday vs Newton.

#7 Winchester (4-0-0) makes its Top 10 debut after impressive wins over Canton (5-1) and Lincoln-Sudbury (6-2). The Red & Black will take on Belmont on Wednesday.

Falmouth (3-2-0) holds firm at #8 despite a loss to Shrewsbury. The Clippers are scheduled to face the Cape Cod Furies on Wednesday before seeing Notre Dame on Friday.

Both Braintree and #10 Westwood (4-0-0) are new to the rankings this week. The Wamps impressed in a 2-2 tie with top-ranked Duxbury. The Wolverines hope to battle Medfield on Wednesday.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Pembroke, Malden Catholic, Barnstable, Needham

** Featured photo courtesy of @BEACHSKATES

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