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Rhode Island Top 10: #1 LaSalle Posts A Pair Of Shutout Decisions

Rhode Island Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1LaSalle1900
2Cumberland2600
3Mount St. Charles3750
4Bishop Hendricken4470
5South Kingstown5800
6Smithfield7460
7Lincoln8720
8Portsmouth9521
9Barrington6443
10Pilgrim10611

It wasn’t a week of shocking upsets or anything surprising, really, in Rhode Island boys hockey circles.

Only two of our Top 5 teams actually lost games – Barrington has now dropped two out of three falling to Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle. And Hendricken fell to Mount Saint Charles, 5-4, in a battle of those two Division 1 titans.

The Barrington skid shook up the bottom five in this week’s HNIB News Rhode Island Top 10, with Barrington falling three spots to No. 9. That meant Portsmouth, Lincoln and Smithfield each moved up a spot, and Pilgrim stayed put at No. 10.

No. 1 LaSalle had another great week, beating Burrillville, 5-0, and Barrington, 7-0, and has allowed just three goals in its last five games. 

Cumberland continued its winning streak with wins over Ponaganset (11-1) and North Smithfield (3-2). Cumberland has only allowed three goals in its last four games while scoring 18.

Watch out for Mount Saint Charles. Its five-game winning streak includes a 2-1 win over Connecticut’s Fairfield Prep on Sunday. It gets a second crack at LaSalle Jan. 31, a team that beat the Mounties, 6-1, earlier this month. Hendricken in addition to that loss to the Mounties beat Moses Brown, 5-0.

South Kingstown continues to win, beating Division 3’s best, Pilgrim, 10-5, this past week. The schedule gets a lot tougher in the second half.

Smithfield sat idle and moved up a spot because of Barrington’s demotion.

Lincoln beat North Kingstown, 5-0, to snap a two-game losing skid. 

Portsmouth hasn’t lost since December. It took care of business Friday night with a 3-2 victory over North Kingstown.

Dom Nicastro

Dom Nicastro

Dom Nicastro is a veteran sportswriter and journalist whose credits include the Gloucester Daily Times, Salem News, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune and Boston Magazine. This is his seventh season working for Hockey Night in Boston Magazine. He covers boys Eastern Mass. Division 3 and Rhode Island. He can be reached via email at [email protected]
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