Once again there is little movement across the Top 20, as Malden Catholic (10-1-2) remains atop the latest edition of the boys hockey poll, having monopolized the No. 1 slot since preseason.
No. 5 St. John's Prep (10-5) and No. 3 St. Mary's (14-1-2) swap slots, while No. 8 Woburn (10-3-2) and No. 9 Marshfield (13-2-1) leapfrog Springfield Cathedral (7-4-4) to round out the Top 10.
Catholic Memorial (6-6-1) slides up one spot to No. 11 after a win and a tie. Check out this week's boys' hockey notebook to see what the Knights are up against coming down the stretch.
Following Saturday losses, both Braintree and Chelmsford are knocked out of the Top 20 after making their debuts only one week ago.
Franklin (13-1-1) returns to the list as our 18th ranked team, having outscored their opponents 43-1 in the five games since their only loss of the season back on January 16th.
No. 19 Norwood (12-2-4), also featured in this week's notebook, is our other newcomer after they took down Needham Wednesday in a big Bay State Conference game, then followed that up with a 4-0 win over Dedham Saturday to remain unbeaten (9-0-4) in league play.
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