After tonight’s games we are down to just three more days of regular season play.
Two teams on the “Super 8 Watch List” hit the ice tonight trying to add another peg to their climb towards the elite boys hockey tourney.
No. 5 Burlington (13-1-6) hosted Medford in the first round of the 20th annual Ed Cahoon Tournament. They have won this tourney five straight years, and will get a chance at six straight after taking down the Mustangs 6-1. Chelmsford should provide solid competition for the Red Devils in the final of the Cahoon on Thursday night, which will ultimately help their seeding should they come away with a victory.
Also on the ice Tuesday was No. 12 Westford Academy (12-4-3), who has a busy week ahead with two more games to be played as part of the Irish American Shootout in Woburn. Tonight they easily dispatched of Masconomet, 5-2. The Grey Ghosts are probably on the outside looking in right now, especially after last Saturday’s loss to No. 17 Acton-Boxboro, but they are not our of it yet and will push the selection committee should they win our.
Ten Super 8 contenders are in action on Wednesday:
- Arlington Catholic vs. No. 4 Hingham (15-4-2), 5 p.m. (Cape Cod Classic)
- Xaverian vs. No. 7 Marshfield (16-2-2), 5 p.m. (South of Boston Shootout)
- No. 12 Westford Academy vs. Billerica, 6 p.m. (Irish American Shootout)
- No. 1 Malden Catholic (14-1-3) vs. Hamden, Conn., 6:10 p.m. (Springfield Cathedral Tournament)
- Acton-Boxboro vs. No. 6 Central Catholic (11-3-5), 7 p.m.
- Milton vs. No. 13 Woburn (12-4-3), 8 p.m. (Irish American Shootout)
- Bishop Fenwick vs. No. 3 St. John’s Prep (12-5-2), 8 p.m.
- No. 9 Needham (16-3-0) vs. No. 10 Springfield Cathedral (9-5-6), 8:10 p.m. (Springfield Cathedral Tournament)
- Weymouth vs. No. 2 St. Mary’s (17-1-3), 8:30 p.m.
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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