Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Division 3 Top 10: No. 1 Marlboro Keeps Rolling; Scituate Scores Huge Patriot League Win

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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The Hockey Night in Boston Massachusetts Division 3 rankings continue to remain unchanged at the very top, where No. 1 Marlboro picked up another pair of victories last week against Algonquin and nonleague foe Lexington.

The race again starts at No. 2, as Scituate bumps up into that position this week fresh off a stirring overtime victory against D1 Marshfield in a Patriot League game. The Sailors also toppled Plymouth South in league play.

No. 3 Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk just continues to take care of business – now unbeaten in 25 in a row after a trio of victories last week.

That unbeaten run is matched by No. 4 Hopedale, which took down Assabet Valley, Grafton/Blackstone Valley and Westboro in Central Mass. play.

No. 5 Hanover had some struggles last week – dropping a pair of one-goal games to D2 opponents Duxbury and Quincy in the Patriot League. In between, the Hawks scored a win over Whitman-Hanson.

No. 6 Bishop Stang’s unbeaten streak is now at 25 games after the Spartans beat Latin Academy, St. Joseph Prep and Cardinal Spellman.

Red-hot Lynnfield won its first Cape Ann League championship in 17 years, securing it with a revenge victory over North Reading to move up to No. 7.

No. 8 Medway beat Dover-Sherborn/Weston, but hit a snag with a Tri-Valley League loss to Dedham.

At No. 9, West Springfield took care of Berry Division rival Minnechaug in its only action last week.

Nashoba returns to the rankings at No. 10 thanks to a victory over Leominster.

A big top-10 showdown is on tap for Saturday, when No. 2 Scituate and No. 5 Hanover square off at Hobomock Ice Arena in Pembroke (3:10 p.m.). But there is plenty of action elsewhere this week for the ranked teams:

Monday – Lynnfield at Medford (4, Loconte); Groton-Dunstable at Nashoba (8, NESC); West Springfield at Easthampton (8:40, Lossone).

Tuesday – Nashoba at North Middlesex (5:30, Wallace).

Wednesday – Norton at Medway (4, Sgt. Pirelli); Somerset Berkley at Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk (5:30, NESV); North Quincy at Hanover (6:10, Hobomock); Lynnfield at Pentucket (7, Haverhill Veterans); Hudson at Marlboro (7:30, Navin); Assabet Valley at Hopedale (7:30, Blackstone); St. John Paul II at Bishop Stang (8, Hetland).

Thursday – Greenfield at West Springfield (6:30, Olympia); Hopedale at Northbridge (8:30, NESC).

Saturday – Masconomet at Lynnfield (12, McVann-O’Keefe); Bishop Stang at Nantucket (1:30, Nantucket); East Longmeadow at West Springfield (2:30, Olympia); Scituate at Hanover, 3:10 (Hobomock); Greater New Bedford at Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk (7, NESV).

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