Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15
Lincoln-Sudbury ends the regular season as the top team in Hockey Night’s Massachusetts Division 2 boys hockey rankings, having closed its schedule with a 1-1 tie against Div. 1 Natick and drawing a nomination for a Super Eight tournament berth.
But being No. 1 and skating off the Garden ice with the hardware on March 15 is the goal for each of the top 15 teams.
That is what Canton did last season, and the Bulldogs could have the horses to do it again. Ranked No. 2 again this week, Canton is the No. 1 seed in Div. 2 South, closing the season this past week with wins against Boston Latin and Medfield.
No. 3 Masconomet is the No. 1 seed in Division 2 North, ahead of second-seeded Lincoln-Sudbury. Tewksbury, the defending North champ and the No. 5 ranked team this week, finished with wins against Haverhill and rival Wilmington.
No. 4 North Andover will be another team to watch in what is always a loaded North bracket, while No. 6 Plymouth North (2 seed) and No. 7 Whitman-Hanson (4 seed) are among the teams that will be challengers to Canton’s throne in the South.