BC High claims No. 1 in boys' hockey poll

January, 15, 2014
Jan 15
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For the second straight week, we have a new No. 1 atop our statewide MIAA boys' hockey Top 25 poll.

BC High, for the second time in poll history, takes the top spot this week, following the Eagles' Catholic Conference win over former No. 1, Malden Catholic, last Wednesday.

For this week's complete poll, click HERE.

(Editor's note: Records are as of Tuesday, Jan. 14.)

Here come the Cougars: Arlington Catholic hit its all-time high-water mark in our poll, rising to No. 3 this week. The Cougars are unbeaten (6-0-1) to start the season and made a move up the Top 10 last week, following their win over former No. 3 squad, Central Catholic.

Colonials rolling along: Shrewsbury also made its best-ever showing in the poll, as the Colonials move to No. 22 this week. They are the only remaining team in the state to have not dropped a point at 8-0-0. And, as John McGuirk wrote yesterday, the Colonials have their sights firmly set on the TD Garden.

Breaking and entering: Three teams moved into the poll this week, with Winchester returning after a two-week hiatus. The Sachems moved to No. 15 this week.

Meanwhile, Mansfield and Acton-Boxborough occupy the final two spots of the poll this week. Both squads are making their first poll appearance this year.

The Hornets moved to No. 24, after displacing formerly ranked Oliver Ames with an impressive 6-2 win last Wednesday.

The Colonials check in at No. 25, after outsting previously ranked Waltham in a 4-1 victory.

Scott Barboza

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Scott Barboza joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools editor/reporter in May 2010. He spent the previous three seasons working in the New England Patriots media relations department after a stint at the Taunton Daily Gazette, where he covered everything from Little League baseball to the Boston Red Sox.

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