Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: Canton Holds Top Spot; Fellow Unbeaten Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk Cracks Rankings

Jim Clark
Jim Clark
Jim Clark joined Hockey Night in Boston in December 2019, and has covered high school hockey in Massachusetts for more than three decades. He also covers high school hockey and is a multiplatform editor for the Boston Globe, and previously spent two decades as high school hockey reporter at the Boston Herald, where he also served as the 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/reporter at the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, and has extensively covered high school hockey in Central and Western Mass. as well as Connecticut.

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Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 10


We’re starting to hit the stretch run of the abbreviated Division 2 boys hockey season, but even with just two weeks remaining, it still seems some teams just are getting things going.

Regardless, even with no state tournament ahead, there still are plenty of teams battling for bragging rights in the latest HNIB News rankings.

Start at No. 1, where Canton remains for another week. The Bulldogs also asserted their superiority in the Hockomock League with Saturday night’s crossover win over Franklin.

Tewksbury bumps up to No. 2 with a sweep of Dracut/Tyngsboro, a pair of wins that the Redmen threw more than 120 combined shots on goal. Tewksbury was slated to face Billerica in a pair of upcoming games.

Lincoln-Sudbury also jumps up a spot to No. 3, thanks to its win over Concord-Carlisle. The Warriors had an expected test upcoming against Waltham before the start of the DCL Cup.

Triton slipped to No. 4 after suffering its first loss Saturday to archrival Newburyport, with the Vikings getting another crack at revenge Monday afternoon.

Sandwich held its No. 5 spot with a split, also suffering its first loss against Falmouth, but bouncing back to beat Dennis-Yarmouth. The Blue Knights were slated to take on Barnstable this week.

Red-hot Scituate, which has won 10 in a row since an opening loss to Marshfield, is the new No. 6 team. The Sailors were wrapping up regular-season play Tuesday vs. Hanover, then preparing for a rematch with Marshfield in the Patriot Cup.

Medway remains at No. 7 as the Mustangs are healthy again and took it out on Dover-Sherborn/Weston in a sweep. The Mustangs have a busy final week on tap, testing themselves against the TVL Large vs. Medfield and Westwood as well as Dedham.

No. 8 Winthrop continued to surge, having knocked off both Swampscott and Danvers. The Vikings will go against Saugus and Masconomet this week.

Stoneham returns to the rankings at No. 9, having slipped past Wakefield to knock the Warriors out of the rankings. The teams were scheduled to meet again later this week.

Rounding out the top 10 is unbeaten Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk, which has been beating up on Div. 3 competition in the South Coast Conference. The Falcons get their biggest test Wednesday vs. fellow unbeaten Somerset Berkley.

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