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Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10: Walpole Climbs To #1 This Week

Mass. Girls D2 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Walpole21431
2Westwood11225
3Notre Dame Hingham41241
4Wellesley51235
5Canton31045
6Matignon61152
7Dennis Yarmouth71530
8Norwell81241
9Pembroke101242
10DedhamNR1144

It’s been a steady climb, but Walpole (14-3-1) has now reached the top of the HNIB News Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10. The Rebels, who blanked Milton 7-0 in their lastest action, have King Philip on the docket Monday, and then a huge battle with #5 Canton (10-4-5) on Thursday.

#2 Westwood (12-2-5) had been #1 but the Wolverines had a 5-1 loss to Needham and a tie (2-2) with Dedham. They have one regular season game remaining, with Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro on Thursday.

#3 Notre Dame (12-4-1) has a busy and testing last week of the regular season, The Cougars have Hingham (Tuesday) and Andover (Thursday) at the Hingham Showcase, then a makeup with Duxbury on Friday.

#4 Wellesley (13-3-3) had a convincing 8-0 trouncing of D1 Needham Sunday, its third straight win via the shutout.  The Raiders get another crack at Austin Prep on Wednesday before beginning defense of their state title.

Canton’s scoreless streak was halted Saturday in a 2-0 loss to Hingham. The Bulldogs see D1 Barnstable Monday before the Walpole matchup.

#6 Matignon (11-5-2) is at the Inclusion Cup this week, taking on Beverly/Danvers Tuesday and either host Framingham or Latin Academy/Fontbonne on Thursday.

#7 Dennis-Yarmouth (15-3-0) chalked up a pair of solid wins, downing Archbishop Williams (3-1) and Pembroke (5-2). The Dolphins will be a force in the post-season after playing Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake (Monday) and Martha’s Vineyard (Wednesday).

Norwell (12-4-1) dropped a 4-0 decision to Duxbury and looks forward #9 Pembroke (12-4-2) on Monday at the Gould Memorial Tournament. Either Cohasset-Hanover or Scituate will be each team’s opponent on Wednesday.

Making its first rankings appearance of the season is #10 Dedham (11-4-4). The Marauders are coming off a 2-2 standoff with #2 Westwood.

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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