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Shakeups to girls' hockey conference, teams

Beverly athletic director James Coffey checks in today with a rebranding of an MIAA girls' hockey league.

The GEMIHL will now be known as the Northeastern Hockey League going forward. The 7-team league has also been separated into two divisions as follows:

NORTH

Beverly/Danvers

Marblehead

Winthrop/Lynn

Masconomet

SOUTH

Cambridge/Somerville/Everett/Malden

Medford

Peabody/Lynnfield

Also, in somewhat related news, Jim Clark of the Boston Herald today reported that Everett will enter the co-op program hosted by Cambridge, citing dwindling numbers. The Crimson Tide's players will enter into the program which has received players from Somerville in recent years, in addition to Malden in the upcoming season.

The moves leave Medford as the only stand-alone program, which is not in a co-op agreement, in the reformatted conference.