MC back on top of boys' hockey poll

February, 12, 2014
Feb 12
2:08
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Malden Catholic regained the top spot in this week's edition of the ESPN Boston MIAA boys' hockey Top 25 poll.

For this week's complete poll, click HERE.

(Note: Records are as of Tuesday, Feb. 11.)

Catholic Conference implications: Aside from interrupting BC High's bid at an unbeaten regular season, MC's win over the Eagles on Saturday delayed BC High's designs on the Catholic Conference -- if not just for a couple of days. The Lancers' win sets up a crucial league game Wednesday night between archrivals BC High and Catholic Memorial, with the Eagles able to close out the Conference championship with a win.

Separation week: With just a week-and-a-half remaining in the regular season, teams are trying to make last-minute additions to their Super 8 resume.

The team making its final push last week was St. John's Prep, which has yet to qualify for the state tournament. However, the Eagles (7-8-1) might have also reinserted themselves into the Super 8 conversation with a win against Arlington Catholic. Their Super 8 (ie their playoff hopes) will be largely determined this week with a pair of Top 25 bouts with St. John's (Shrewsbury) and Springfield Cathedral.

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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