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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Winchester, Sandwich enter girls' hockey Top 25

By Scott Barboza

Two teams made their way into this week's MIAA girls' hockey Top 25 poll, with both Winchester (No. 19) and Sandwich (23) climbing back into the rankings.

Woburn continued its run atop the rankings again, but all the attention will be paid to our Nos. 3 and 4 teams this week as Falmouth and Duxbury face off for a second time this season in a rematch of last year's Division 2 state championship game.

BREAKING AND ENTERING
There was some turnover to our Top 10 this week with Canton and Wellesley making strides to their high-water marks in the poll. The Bulldogs leapfrogged five spots to No. 8 while the Raiders hopped up three spots to No. 9. Moving out of the Top 10 were Westford Academy (No. 12) and Arlington (No. 20).

CAPE COD KNOCKOUT
Sandwich swapped spots with Cape rival Barnstable after the Blue Knights knocked out the Red Raiders with an impressive 4-1 win at Gallo Arena. The Blue Knights return to the poll after a hiatus of several weeks.

Winchester also returned the poll, having outscored their opponents, 34-10, in their last five games.