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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
St. Mary's enters boys' hockey Top 10

By Scott Barboza

The latest ESPN Boston MIAA boys' hockey Top 25 poll has been updated, and it has St. Mary's (Lynn) making its move into the Top 10.

This week's complete poll can be found by clicking HERE.

(Note: Records are as of Tuesday, Feb. 4.)

Super 8 shuffle: After the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association preliminary Watch List was released this week, teams have ratcheted up their intensity entering the final month of the regular season.

Archbishop Williams was the big mover this week, vaulting up four spots to No. 12, after managing a season split with Catholic Central rival Arlington Catholic. Meanwhile, fellow CCL hopeful St. Mary's made a move to No. 9, up three spots from last week, after coming with a hard-earned point in a 3-3 draw with Austin Prep in a battle of the top two teams in the Large division.

Breaking and entering: There was also movement to the back end of the poll, as Super 8 Watch-Lister Milton dropped from this week's poll, following Monday's loss to No. 25 Barnstable. However, the Red Raiders will have their hands full on Saturday, as they play Cape rival No. 24 Falmouth, as the Clippers look for a season sweep.

Braintree returned to the poll at No. 22, after falling out one month ago. The Wamps turned in a statement win, kicking Super 8 hopeful Duxbury from the Top 10 after a win over the Dragons on Monday.