There was no movement in the top six of this week’s Top 20. New Bedford (12-0-3) holds on to the top spot, although a game at No. 20 Brockton (10-3-1) this week could be dangerous for the top team.
Second-ranked North Andover (15-0) has won most of its game by dominant margins, and is currently the only team in the Top 20 to win all of its games.
No. 4 Silver Lake will be tested on Monday, when the Catholic Conference champion St. John’s Prep comes to town. Seventh-ranked Prep (13-1-2) has had an impressive week, defeating Danvers, Catholic Memorial and winning at BC High on Wednesday.
Framingham (10-2-2) drops three spots to No. 10 following a loss to Weymouth and tie against Needham this past week.
Norton fell four spots from No. 13 to 17, after recording its first loss of the season against Holliston. The Panthers (12-1-2) have won their last five and will play two away games this week (at Dover-Sherborn and Westwood).
Also representing the Tri-Valley league is No. 18 Medway. The Mustangs (12-1-2) play back-to-back games against Holliston and Norton next week to close out the season.
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- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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