Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Divsion 2 Top 10: Algonquin/Hudson Climbs To #2; #4 Braintree Has Won 8 Straight Games

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
1Duxbury11402
2Algonquin/Hudson41112
3Sandwich31330
4Braintree51121
5Winchester21021
6Natick9952
7Norwood61211
8Needham8734
9Woburn10932
10CantonNR1050

As the season progresses, it is becoming quite apparent that the field in the upcoming MIAA Division 2 Girls state-wide tournament will be a highly competitive one. We have our latest HNIB News Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10 here, but there are a handful of other teams that could easily be included.

At the top, #1 Duxbury (14-0-2) continues to win. The Dragons beat Hingham and shut out Hanover and Marshfield this week. Looking ahead, Duxbury is off until it hosts Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake on Saturday.

Moving up to #2 is Algonquin/Hudson (11-1-2). The T-Hawks avenged their only loss of the season Saturday in a big way, downing Longmeadow 5-1. Two more tough games loom with Shrewsbury (Monday) and Pope Francis (Friday).

#3 Sandwich (13-3-0) had wins over Dennis-Yarmouth, Old Rochester and Martha’s Vineyard around a tough loss to Barnstable (2-1). The Lady Knights are at Falmouth Wednesday in a big rival game.

One of the hottest teams around is #4 Braintree (11-2-1). The Wamps have won eight straight games, including the last four via the shutout route. Framingham (Wednesday) and Weymouth (Saturday) dot the schedule this week.

Winchester (10-2-1) drops a bit to #5 after a week that saw a tie (Belmont, 2-2) and a loss to D1 power Arlington (3-0). The Red & Black face rival Woburn on Wednesday and travel to Lexington on Saturday.

A big mover this week is #6 Natick (9-5-2), up three spots after a three-win week, all shutouts. This week the Redhawks get Newton (Wednesday) and Brookline (Friday).

#7 Norwood‘s (12-1-1) unbeaten streak came to an end Saturday at the hands of Medfield (3-0). The Mustangs also were tied up by Westwood. Looking ahead, Norwood has Hopkinton/Dover-Sherborn (Wednesday) and Medway-Ashland (Saturday).

#8 Needham (7-3-4) had a split week, downing Weymouth (5-3) and falling to Braintree. The Rockets get ready for Milton (Wednesday) and Walpole (Saturday).

Woburn (9-3-2) is up a peg to #9 after wins over Reading (4-1) and Lexington (4-2). The Tanners get another crack at Winchester (Wednesday).

Back in the D2 Top 10 this week is #10 Canton (10-5-0). The Bulldogs had wins over King Philip (2-1) and Dennis-Yarmouth (5-2) and will play Lincoln-Sudbury on Friday.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Andover, King Philip, Falmouth, Malden Catholic, Medfield, Westwood, Watertown.

** Featured image courtesy of @BEACHSKATES

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