Mass. Girls HS Hockey: Westwood ascends to D-II Top Spot

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Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Poll

RankTeamWLT
1Westwood301
2Falmouth210
3Wellesley501
4Archbishop Williams620
5Tewksbury/Methuen500
6Fontbonne230
7Dedham211
8Winchester510
9Norwood310
10Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke510

*Updated 1/6/14

 

Despite being off for eight days, Westwood moves into the #1 spot in the HNIB News Mass. Girls Division II Top Ten, thanks to Wellesley’s tie Saturday against Dedham.

 

The Wolverines (3-0-1) will look to flex their muscles with three games this week, starting with tonight’s contest against Notre Dame of Hingham. Also on the docket are Medfield on Wednesday (1/8) and Franklin (1/11).

 

#2 Falmouth (2-1-0) looks ready to make a serious run, starting with Sandwich on Wednesday. The Clippers are at Ursuline on Saturday.

 

The 2-2 tie with Dedham drops Wellesley (5-0-1) to the #3 spot, but never count out the Red Raiders. A couple of Bay State League Herget games are up this week at Walpole (1/8) and with Norwood (1/11).

 

#4 Archbishop Williams (6-2-0) also pulled off a huge win against Division I power Arlington Catholic before falling, 4-2. The Cougars have an intriguing game Wednesday, hosting Shrewsbury.

 

Tewksbury/Methuen (5-0-0) moves up to #5 and remains unscathed to date. Wayland/Weston (1/8) and Concord-Carlisle (1/11) come to the Methuen High rink this week.

 

#6 Fontbonne‘s (2-3-0) schedule doesn’t get any easier. After Tuesday’s battle at Duxbury, the Ducks host Austin Prep on Thursday and are at Acton-Boxboro on Saturday, three Division I opponents.

 

By virtue of its 2-2 tie with Wellesley, Dedham (2-1-1) moves up to #7. The Marauders have a key tilt with #9 Norwood on Wednesday. and host Natick on Saturday.

 

Fresh off a huge 1-0 win over Woburn, #8 Winchester (5-1-0) is exuding confidence. The Sachems are at Lexington on Wednesday, and hope to continue their winning ways on Saturday against Reading.

 

Norwood (3-1-0) drops a few pegs after its loss to Milton. The Mustangs have a tough week with Dedham on Wednesday and the trip to Wellesley on Saturday.

 

New to the poll in the #10 spot is Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke (5-1-0). The Panthers have shown a propensity for scoring in the early-going and host Quincy/North Quincy on Wednesday.

 

GAMES TO WATCH:

 

Tuesday, January 7th

Fontbonne Acad. at Duxbury, 3:40pm

 

Wednesday, January 8th

Shrewsbury at Archbishop Williams, 6:00pm

Dedham at Norwood, 4:00pm

Wellesley at Walpole, 8:00pm

 

Thursday, January 9th

Austin Prep at Fontbonne Acad, 4:00pm

 

Saturday, January 11th

Norwood at Wellesley, 4:40pm

Reading at Winchester, 2:00pm

 

 

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