West: Players of the Week and Top 10 boys’ and girls’ hockey teams

High Five

David Belbin
, Shrewsbury: The junior forward (team-leading 20 points) notched a hat trick to lift Shrewsbury over Hudson, 5-2.

Jackie Denning
, Lexington: Denning picked up a hat trick as the Minutemen edged Belmont, 4-2.

Cecily Docktor
, Wellesley: The sophomore scored a pair of goals to keep the Raiders undefeated as they surged past Natick, 4-3.

Jordan Down
, Lincoln-Sudbury: The senior forward scored all three goals in a 3-2 win over Methuen. He paces the Warriors with 17 goals and eight assists.

Bryan Nelson
, St. John’s High: The junior defenseman put away a slap shot to earn the Pioneers a 3-3 tie against Arlington Catholic.


Mastrodonato’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Sunday, with next game listed)

1. Arlington Catholic (4-1-4); Monday, at Bishop Guertin

2. Arlington (5-2-3); Saturday, at Wilmington

3. Lincoln-Sudbury (7-0-2); Monday, vs. Peabody

4. Medway (5-0-3); Saturday, vs. Westwood

5. Marlborough (7-2); Saturday, vs. Norwell

6. Medfield (9-1); Saturday, at Ashland

7. Groton-Dunstable Regional (7-1-1); Saturday, vs. Algonquin

8. St. John’s High (3-6-3); Thursday, at St. Peter Marian

9. Natick (4-6-1); Saturday, vs. Walpole

10. Shrewsbury (7-1-1); Saturday, vs. Longmeadow

Mastrodonato’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Arlington Catholic (7-1-1); Monday, at Arlington

2. Lexington (5-2-1); Saturday, vs. Watertown/Melrose

3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (5-3); Saturday, at Concord-Carlisle

4. Wellesley (7-0-1); Saturday, at Dedham

5. Lincoln-Sudbury (7-2); Thursday, at Westford

6. Arlington (5-4); Monday, vs. Arlington Catholic

7. Shrewsbury (4-2); Sunday, vs. Wakefield

8. Medfield (4-3-3); Saturday, vs. King Philip

9. Watertown/Melrose (4-3-1); Saturday, at Lexington

10. Medway/Ashland (6-3-1); Saturday, at Peabody/Lynnfield

Game of the week:

Arlington Catholic girls at Arlington, Monday, 5 p.m., Ed Burns Arena: Junior goalie Megan Messuri leads the Cougars, who have allowed 10 goals in nine games, against the defensive artisan Hannah Wright and the Spy Ponders.

Jason MastroDonato

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