Rhode Island HS Hockey – Ocean State Top 8: Big Win Over Cumberland Keeps Hendricken At #1

Kevin Stone
Kevin Stone
Kevin Stone, a Waltham High Class of 06 graduate, played lacrosse and golf before going into journalism at New England College in Henniker, NH. Kevin went to Framingham State and Middlesex Community College after that. He started doing freelance work in August of 2008, working for The Palo Alto Daily (Palo Alto, CA) and The Waltham Daily News Tribune, and worked for Patch.com until getting jobs with The Norwood Record and Metro West Daily News in 2012. Stone's been writing for the Metro West ever since and has since added The Boston Globe, HNIB, MassVarsity, The New England Football Journal and BostonLax to his already extensive resume.

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Rhode Island Top 8

1Bishop Hendricken1941
2Lasalle Academy3861
3Warwick Co-op4941
8Mt. St. Charles86100

Bishop Hendricken (9-4-1) holds on to the top spot in this week’s HNIB News Rhode Island Top 8. It was a split weekend, but they took the more important league game and won convincingly over previously unbeaten Cumberland, and gave Mass. power Pope Francis a battle in a 4-3 loss. A mid-week game with Mt. St. Charles is up on Wednesday. Darien (CT) is Saturday’s opponent.

Despite a split week of its own, Lasalle Academy (8-6-1) is #2 this week. The Rams won in impressive fashion over EG after the surprising loss to Barrington. They face North Kingstown on Wednesday.

#3 Warwick Co-op (9-4-1) just goes quietly going about its business and winning games. They knocked off North Kingstown on Friday (6-1), and fell to Connecticut D1 heavy Fairfield Co-op on Saturday. This weekend, it will be Burrillville on Friday, then an interesting matchup with North Haven, Connecticut’s #1 ranked team in D2, on Saturday.

#4 Cumberland (9-2-1) had a very tough week, suffering its first two losses of the season to Henricken, and then Burrillville. The Clippers are off until February 8,

#5 Prout (11-5-0) had solid wins over East Greenwich (3-1) and Mt. St. Charles (5-1) and look ahead to Cumberland on February 8.

#6 Portsmouth (9-2-2) – Continues to roll with convincing wins this week North Smithfield (5-2) and Cranston Co-op (9-2). They are still unbeaten in Division 2. Exeter-West Greenwich (Friday) and Ponaganset (Saturday) are up next.

Narragansett/Chariho (9-3-0) enters this week’s rankings at #7 after knocking Lincoln out of the Top 8 with a 7-2 win this past Saturday. Mt. Hope is next on Saturday.

#8 Mt. St. Charles (6-10-0) might not have the overall record, but the Mounties can still be a dangerous team.

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