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Rhode Island Top 10: Burrillville Denies LaSalle’s Bid For Unbeaten Regular Season

Rhode Island Top 10

2Mount St. Charles21570
3Bishop Hendricken312121
8East Greenwich71282
9South Kingstown81241

The king is off its undefeated throne. Someone finally found a way to beat No. 1 LaSalle. Only took ‘em three months.

Burrillville beat LaSalle, and beat them convincingly, 6-3, at home Friday, Feb. 21. LaSalle took out its frustrations the next night at home against Barrington, 7-2. It’d be silly to oust the Rams from their perch, though. They’re going nowhere as we close out the regular season.

No. 2 Mount St. Charles also left little doubt as to its place near the top of the Ocean State. The Mounties closed out their regular season with a 3-1 win over Prout/Scituate and 6-3 a win over No. 3 Bishop Hendricken. Closing out the season with six out of seven isn’t so shabby, and it earns the Mounties, along with LaSalle, a first-round bye in the postseason.

Hendricken, meanwhile, locks up the third slot after beating Smithfield, 3-0, to close out its regular season. The Hawks need some spark in the postseason after closing 3-3 in their final six games.

No. 4 Cumberland, our top team in Division 2, finished strong with wins over No. 9 South Kingstown, 5-0, and Cranston West, 4-2. It finishes as one of two undefeated teams in the Ocean State this regular season.

No. 5 Lincoln closed with a six-game winning streak, knocking off PCD/St. Rays/Wheeler,in its season finale Sunday, 5-2. It beat Moses Brown/E. Providence/Tolman, 4-3, and North Smithfield, 5-2, in its prior two games. 

No. 6 Burrillville finished the season with the ultimate confidence boost – handing the state’s top team its first loss. It gives them a big bump in our final rankings. It also beat Prout/Scituate, 3-1.

No. 7 Smithfield beat Moses Brown, 9-1, and lost to Bishop Hendricken, 3-1.

No. 8 East Greenwich is hot rolling into the playoffs. The team won four in a row down the stretch, beating Ponaganset, 8-2, Rogers/Middletown/Rocky Hill, 4-3, and Coventry, 3-1, this past week.

No. 10 Barrington finished up its regular season with a pair of losses — to Massachusetts neighbor Mansfield, 6-2, and LaSalle, 7-2.

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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