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Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15: Canton, L-S Impressive In Early Going

Massachusetts Boys D2 Top 15

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Canton1300
2Lincoln-Sudbury5400
3Winthrop2310
4Medfield3301
5Stoneham4219
6Oliver Ames8410
7Masconomet12210
8MarbleheadNR400
9Tewksbury9210
10Westwood15301
11Gloucester13311
12Lynnfield10211
13Danvers11111
14WilmingtonNR220
15TritonNR200

Pre-season #1 Canton (3-0-0) stays right where it began in this first in-season HNIB News Mass. Boys D2 Top 15. The Bulldogs were impressive in winning the Jim Gormley Cup to start the season, and then downed D1 Franklin. They are off until December 29th when they face Westwood.

A fast start propels Lincoln-Sudbury (4-0-0) up to #2. The Warriors have oustscored their opponents 27-8 out of the chute, including three league wins and a solid 5-1 conquest of D1 Natick Saturday. Next up is another D1 test – Winchester on December 29th.

#3 Winthrop (3-1-0) is also flexing its offensive muscles, with 25 goals in its first four games. Seniors Luke Evangelista and Sam Yarrow have been putting the puck in the net with regularity. The Vikings welcome Falmouth (ME) to town Thursday, and face off with Lynn on Saturday.

#4 Medfield (3-0-1) remained unbeaten, surviving a tough outing Saturday, 2-1 over Norton. The Warriors have a big layoff, not returning to action until a January 5 battle with Ashland.

#5 Stoneham (2-1-0) was off yesterday. Looking ahead, the Spartans have a week that includes hosting the Stoneham Holiday Classic, facing off in a first-round game against Groton-Dunstable.

Winning four of its first five games, Oliver Ames has moved up to #6. The Tigers head to the Matignon Invitational, taking on the hosts on Thursday.

A big 4-1 win over Gloucester moves Masconomet (2-1-0) up to #7. The Chieftains take on Plymouth South Wednesday in the first round of the Stoneham Holiday Classic on Wednesday.

Unranked to start the season, unbeaten Marblehead (4-0-0) is now #8 thanks to a great start to the season the included big wins over Weymouth and Danvers. The Magicians will have a big test Wednesday in the opening round of the Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament, taking on WMass power Westfield.

Tewksbury (2-1-0) stays firm at #9. This week, the Redmen make their annual trek to Maine to take part in the Yankee Ford Holiday Hockey Classic for three games.

#10 Westwood (3-0-1) has allowed just four goals in four games looking ahead to its battle Saturday with Canton.

Rounding out the Top 15 are #11 Gloucester (3-1-1), #12 Lynnfield (2-1-1), #13 Danvers (1-1-1), #14 Wilmington (2-2-0) and #15 Triton (2-0-0).

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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