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    West: Boys’ and girls’ hockey players of the week

    High Five

    David Belbin , Shrewsbury: The junior forward (team-leading 20 points) notched a hat trick to lift Shrewsbury over Hudson, 5-2.

    Jackie Denning , Lexington: Denning picked up a hat trick as the Minutemen edged Belmont, 4-2.


    Cecily Docktor , Wellesley: The sophomore scored a pair of goals to keep the Raiders undefeated as they surged past Natick, 4-3.

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    Jordan Down , Lincoln-Sudbury: The senior forward scored all three goals in a 3-2 win over Methuen. He paces the Warriors with 17 goals and eight assists.

    Bryan Nelson , St. John’s High: The junior defenseman put away a slap shot to earn the Pioneers a 3-3 tie against Arlington Catholic.

    Mastrodonato’s Top 10 boys’ teams

    (Records through Sunday, with next game listed)


    1. Arlington Catholic (4-1-4); Monday, at Bishop Guertin

    2. Arlington (5-2-3); Saturday, at Wilmington

    3. Lincoln-Sudbury (7-0-2); Monday, vs. Peabody

    4. Medway (5-0-3); Saturday, vs. Westwood

    5. Marlborough (7-2); Saturday, vs. Norwell


    6. Medfield (9-1); Saturday, at Ashland

    7. Groton-Dunstable Regional (7-1-1); Saturday, vs. Algonquin

    8. St. John’s High (3-6-3); Thursday, at St. Peter Marian

    9. Natick (4-6-1); Saturday, vs. Walpole

    10. Shrewsbury (7-1-1); Saturday, vs. Longmeadow

    Mastrodonato’s Top 10 girls’ teams

    1. Arlington Catholic (7-1-1); Monday, at Arlington

    2. Lexington (5-2-1); Saturday, vs. Watertown/Melrose

    3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (5-3); Saturday, at Concord-Carlisle

    4. Wellesley (7-0-1); Saturday, at Dedham

    5. Lincoln-Sudbury (7-2); Thursday, at Westford

    6. Arlington (5-4); Monday, vs. Arlington Catholic

    7. Shrewsbury (4-2); Sunday, vs. Wakefield

    8. Medfield (4-3-3); Saturday, vs. King Philip

    9. Watertown/Melrose (4-3-1); Saturday, at Lexington

    10. Medway/Ashland (6-3-1); Saturday, at Peabody/Lynnfield

    Game of the week:

    Arlington Catholic girls at Arlington, Monday, 5 p.m., Ed Burns Arena: Junior goalie Megan Messuri leads the Cougars, who have allowed 10 goals in nine games, against the defensive artisan Hannah Wright and the Spy Ponders.

    Jason MastroDonato

    Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at jasonmastrodonato@yahoo.com.