Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Top 10: Top Teams Hold Ground As Season Enters Final Week

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

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Canton11001
2Tewksbury2810
3Lincoln-Sudbury3810
4Triton4811
5Sandwich51012
6Scituate61110
7Winthrop8723
8Stoneham9611
9NorwoodNR830
10Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk10901

Entering the final week of the 2020-21 season, there was little change in the Hockey Night in Boston Massachusetts Division 2 boys hockey rankings, and little opportunity remaining for teams to move up and down the list.

Canton, the top-ranked team at the end of the previous two seasons, is in position to finish there again, should the Bulldogs finish off an unbeaten campaign Tuesday against Foxboro. Canton did suffer a small blemish last week with a tie against Franklin, but otherwise took care of business against Hockomock foes.

No. 2 Tewksbury is the top seed in its bracket in the Merrimack Valley Conference postseason, and the Redmen are looking to cap the season in style against either Central Catholic or North Andover.

Lincoln-Sudbury sits at the No. 3 spot and its season has come to a conclusion.

No. 4 Triton surged last week with four wins in five days, including a rematch against Newburyport, and earned the top seed in the Cape Ann League tournament via coin flip. The Vikings will face North Reading in Wednesday’s semifinals.

Sandwich has a little ways to go, with the Cape & Islands tournament not planned until next week. The No. 5 Blue Knights swept through Barnstable, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket last week, and still have one regular-season game vs. Nauset.

It’s a tough spot for No. 6 Scituate, which had arguably the biggest win of any D2 team last week when it took down Marshfield in the Patriot Cup. The Sailors take on Hingham on Wednesday for the first time since the 2001-02 season.

Winthrop bumps up to No. 7 despite ties with Masconomet and Marblehead, as the Vikings also beat Saugus last week. They finish the NEC season Saturday vs. Beverly.

No. 8 Stoneham made some history by winning the Middlesex Freedom title, its first ML crown of any kind since 1989. The Spartans were set to face Arlington in the league tournament.

Norwood enters the rankings at No. 9 after finishing off the season strong, including a sweep of Westwood.

Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk remains at No. 10 after tying Somerset Berkley last week. The Falcons, who also beat Bourne in the South Coast semifinals, were getting a rematch with Somerset Berkley at home in Wednesday’s SCC championship game.

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