North: Players of the Week, Top 10 boys’ and girls’ hockey teams


Tim Birarelli , Beverly: The sophomore goalie posted a 30-save shutout as the Panthers moved to 7-0-0 with a 3-0 win over Danvers.


Courtney Davis , Woburn: The junior goalie earned her first shutout of the season, a 2-0 victory over Winchester for the unbeaten Tanners.

Ali O’Leary , Reading: The freshman scored the winning goal in the third period as the Rockets remained unbeaten, defeating Belmont 2-1.

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Billy Price , St. John’s Prep: The senior goalie stopped 23 shots as the Prep ended Malden Catholic’s 24-game unbeaten streak, 3-2.

Nicole Woods , Beverly: The junior poured in a hat trick and added an assist in the Panthers’ 5-3 win over Marblehead.

Bradley’s Top 10 girls’ teams


(Records through Sunday, with next game listed)

1. Woburn (6-0-1); vs. Reading, Sat., 6

2. Reading (6-0-1); at Woburn, Sat., 6

3. Westford Academy (4-0-0); vs. Lincoln-Sudbury, Sat., 7

4. St. Mary’s (3-2-1); vs. Westwood, Sat., 6:30

5. Beverly/Danvers (6-0-0); vs. Masconomet, Sat., 7

6. Winthrop/Lynn (5-1-1); vs. Marblehead, Sat., 6:10

7. Andover (3-2-1); vs. Newton South, Sat., 7:15

8. Masconomet (4-1-0); vs. Beverly/Danvers, Sat., 7

9. Austin Prep (4-3-2); @ Arlington Catholic, Sat., 6

10. Winchester (4-3-0); vs. Arlington, Sat., 2:10

Bradley’s Top 10 boys’ teams

1. Austin Prep (3-0-3); vs. Matignon, Sat., 8

2. Central Catholic (5-1-1); vs.. Chelmsford, Sat., 1

3. St. John’s Prep (5-1-0); at Catholic Memorial, Sat., 5

4. Malden Catholic (3-1-2); vs.. Xaverian, Sat., 5:40

5. Beverly (7-0-0); vs.. Salem/Hamilton-Wenham, Sat., 7

6. Reading (7-1-1); at Woburn, Sat., 8

7. Chelmsford (5-1-1); at Central Catholic, Sat., 1

8. Winchester (4-0-2); vs.. Arlington, Sat., 8

9. Wilmington (6-1-0); vs.. Burlington, Sat., 12

10. Woburn (3-2-2); vs.. Reading, Sat., 8

Game of the Week

St. John’s Prep at Catholic Memorial, Saturday, 5

After beating a Malden Catholic team that hadn’t lost an in-state game in two years, St. John’s Prep (5-1-0) takes on a Catholic Memorial (7-1-0) squad that is arguably the best team in the state.

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