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Mass. HS Boys Division 2 Top 15: North Andover, Whitman-Hanson Climbing; Five Head-To-Head Ranked Matchups This Week

Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15

5North Andover12834
6Plymouth North7922
7Boston Latin21021

The tight Merrimack Valley/Dual County 2 race continues to shake up the HNIB News Massachusetts Division 2 boys hockey rankings.

Boston Latin had been cruising along unbeaten in its last 10, with a rematch against Lincoln-Sudbury on the horizon this week. But North Andover came in and threw a wrench into that with a solid 4-0 victory Saturday.

With that, the Scarlet Knights jump into the top five coming off a week in which they also played Lincoln-Sudbury and Division 1 Waltham to 1-1 ties.

What didn’t change was the top spot, where Canton continues to reside. The Bulldogs beat Division 1 foes Newburyport and Franklin to extend their unbeaten streak to 39 games

Masconomet jumped up to No. 2 after wins against Beverly and Lynnfield, while new No. 3 Tewksbury is red hot with a big 7-1 win against Billerica.

No. 4 Lincoln-Sudbury and No. 5 North Andover round out the top spots.

The other big mover was Whitman-Hanson, up four spots to No. 10 following a dominating week of victories against Rockland, Plymouth South and Hanover.

There are five matchups between ranked Division 2 teams this week. Lincoln-Sudbury and North Andover have a pair each, including their head-to-head battle Saturday (7:30, Merrimack). L-S also has Wednesday’s game at Boston Latin (4:00, Murphy), as well as a Monday meeting with Div. 1 St. John’s (Shrewsbury), while North Andover visits Tewksbury on Wednesday (7:20, Breakaway).

A key Patriot League showdown pits Whitman-Hanson vs. No. 6 Plymouth North on Wednesday (5:30, Armstrong). The Blue Eagles also travel Saturday (5:00, The Bog) to face a Duxbury team they beat earlier this season.

The other head-to-head matchup pits Cape Ann rivals Masconomet and No. 9 Triton on Saturday (2:00, Graf).

No. 14 Wakefield has a pair of tough matchups with Div. 1 Middlesex League foes Winchester (Wednesday, 8:00, O’Brien) and Burlington (Saturday, 4:00, Ice Palace). No. 12 Dedham takes on unbeaten Div. 3 power Hopkinton (Wednesday, 8:00, NE Sports Center), and No. 13 Scituate travels Wednesday to Barnstable (7:10, Kennedy).

Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Jim Clark has covered Massachusetts high school hockey for three decades, and joins Hockey Night in Boston for the 2019-20 season. Previously he was the lead high school hockey writer for 19 years for the Boston Herald, where he also worked full-time on the copy desk in the sports department and served as the paper's high schools editor from 2000-06. Clark was honored by the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Association with its William Stewart Award for contributions to the sport in May 2019, and also received the Joel Perlmutter Award for media coverage in 2006. A graduate of UMass, he also spent eight years as sports editor and reporter for the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass.
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