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    North: Boys’ hockey players and teams to watch

    Boys’ hockey players of the week

    Pat Wrenn, Malden Catholic: The junior forward has three goals and two assists in the Lancers’ first two games. Two of those goals came in their season opener against New Jersey’s top-ranked hockey program, Delbarton.

    Connor Irving, Beverly: The junior eclipsed the 100-point plateau for his career in a one-goal, three-assist game versus Saugus.


    Michael Doucette, Lowell: The senior goalie stopped 36 Wayland shots for his third shutout of the season, running the Red Raiders’ record to 4-0.

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    Drew Dawson, Chelmsford: The senior picked up where he left off after a 26-goal season last year. Through four games, he has potted seven pucks, including two goals in a 5-1 win over Waltham.

    Austin Brown, Methuen: In his first varsity start between the pipes, the junior made 30 saves to preserve a point in a 1-1 tie versus Tewksbury.

    Boys’ hockey Top 10

     1. Malden Catholic (2-0)


     2. St. John’s Prep (2-0)

     3. Chelmsford (4-0)

     4. Reading (3-0-1)

     5. Austin Prep (1-0-1)

     6. Central Catholic (2-1)


     7. Beverly (3-0)

     8. Woburn (3-0-1)

     9. Burlington (18-2-6)

    10. Winchester (2-0-2)

    Craig Forde

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