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Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10: #1 Wellesley readies for post-season

Mass. Girls Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Wellesley11523
2Notre Dame31151
3Canton21333
4Archbishop Williams41242
5Milton61253
6Westwood71263
7Natick51052
8Winchester8873
9Dennis-Yarmouth91152
10Matignon101081

Top-ranked Wellesley (15-2-3) closed out its regular season in impressive fashion, blanking Natick 7-0 in a Bay State League Herget Division showdown to clinch the league title. The Raiders will be going into the post-season on a high note. Remaining Games: None.

#2 Notre Dame (11-5-1) downed Milton (3-2) and Marshfield (7-2) remains a dangerous team. Remaining Games: Shrewsbury (Monday), Marshfield (Tuesday), Austin Prep or Walpole (Thursday).

#3 Canton (13-3-3) rebounded well from a loss to Plymouth with wins over Stoughton (10-0) and Duxbury (2-1). Remaining Games: Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake (Monday), Walpole (Wednesday).

#4 Archbishop Williams (12-4-2) avenged an early-season loss with a win over Dennis-Yarmouth (4-0), then tied up powerhouse St. Mary’s (1-1). Remaining Games: Mt. St. Charles, RI (Monday), Stoneham (Wednesday).

Milton (12-5-3) climbs a spot to #5. The Wildcats did beat Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake (9-2). Remaining Games: Mansfield/Oliver Ames (Wednesday), Pembroke (Friday).

#6 Westwood (12-6-3) downed Dedham (4-1) and tied Needham (3-3). Remaining Games: Dedham (Sunday).

#7 Natick (10-5-2) had a tough week with the losses to Wellesley and Shrewsbury (7-3). Remaining Games: King Philip (Monday), Dedham (Tuesday), Needham (Thursday).

Hard to believe #8 Winchester (8-7-3) has not qualified yet for the post-season, a testament to its tough schedule. The Sachems tied Arlington (1-1) and fell to Woburn (3-1). Remaining Games: St. Peter Marian (Tuesday), Methuen/Tewksbury or Masconomet (Thursday).

#9 Dennis- Yarmouth (11-5-2) lost to Archbishop Williams in its only action. Remaining Games: Lexington (Monday), Martha’s Vineyard (Wednesday).

Matignon (10-8-1) holds on to the #10 spot. The Warriors lost to HPNA (3-0) and blanked Oakmont (8-0). Remaining Games: Falmouth (Tuesday), Boston Latin or LaSalle, RI (Wednesday).

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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