Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Division 4 Final Top 10: Sandwich Has A Little Bit Extra In The End, Vaults Into Top Spot

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 D4 Final Top 10

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There wasn’t much separating the top handful of teams in Massachusetts Division 4 boys hockey at the end of the regular season. Sandwich needed double overtime to win each of its final two games, but in the end, it was enough to propel the Blue Knights to the state championship and the #1 spot in the final Hockey Night in Boston rankings.

Watertown made it to the final day before dropping that last 2 OT heartbreaker at TD Garden, but that was enough to give the Raiders the #2 spot.

Norwell, which entered the postseason as the top seed, had been on the positive end of a 2 OT game earlier in the tournament before falling to Sandwich in the semifinals, putting the Clippers at #3.

Stoneham checks in at #4 after dropping the rubber match of its Middlesex Freedom series with Watertown in the semifinals.

Grafton/Blackstone Valley, the #5 team, went on a big run in the second half of the season and into the tournament before dropping a tough one to Watertown in the quarterfinals.

Nantucket is the lone team to crack the rankings since the end of the regular season, with the Whalers’ OT win over Martha’s Vineyard enough to put them at #6. That gives the Vineyard the #7 spot.

#8 Shawsheen pulled off one of the bigger upsets in the bracket when it beat Winthrop, which slid to #9 at the end.

Hull/Cohasset once again is the #10 team, falling to Stoneham in the second round.

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