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    Globe North: Players of the week, top 10 boys’ and girls’ hockey teams

    High 5

    Steve DeFuria, Wilmington: Led by three goals from the junior forward in a 6-1 win over Wakefield on Saturday, the Wildcats clinched a state tournament berth for the seventh consecutive year, the first time in Division 1.

    Tom Koopman , Marblehead: The senior captain earned his 100th career point with one goal and two assists in Saturday’s 11-1 win over Swampscott, becoming the 15th player in the program’s history to reach the career century mark.


    Kyle Martin , Westford: In a 3-3 tie against Springfield Cathedral on Saturday, the sophomore goaltender swatted away 59 shots.

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    Julianne Sheehan , Chelmsford: The junior forward registered a hat trick in her team’s 6-4 loss to Andover.

    Melissa Zavez , Winchester: The sophomore forward registered two goals in the final two minutes to salvage the Sachems’ 3-3 tie against Lexington on Saturday. Her 10 goals this season are second on the team.

    Saade’s top 10 boys’ teams

    (Records through Sunday, with next game listed)


     1. Malden Catholic (12-3); Fri., vs. Catholic Memorial, 5 p.m., Valley Forum 2

     2. Central Catholic (10-3-3); Sat., vs. Andover, 4:30 p.m., Ice Center Rink, Salem, N.H.

     3. Austin Prep (10-3-4); Sat., vs. Waltham, 5 p.m., Falmouth Ice Arena

     4. Beverly (15-0-1); Mon., at Peabody, 2 p.m., McVan/O’Keefe Memorial Rink

     5. St. Mary’s (13-4-2); Wed., vs. Malden Catholic, 4:30 p.m., Olympia Center, West Springfield


     6. Burlington (8-2-6); Sat., vs. Wakefield, 8 p.m., Burlington Ice Palace

     7. Melrose (11-3-4); Sat., at Watertown, 11:30 a.m., John Ryan Skating Arena

     8. Wilmington (8-2-7); Sat., at Stoneham, 8 p.m., Stoneham Arena

     9. Winchester (9-3-5); Sat., at Belmont, 1 p.m., Skip Viglirollo Skating Rink

    10. (tie) Tewksbury (12-2-2); Mon., vs. Methuen, 7:30 p.m., Breakaway Ice Center

    10. (tie) North Reading (12-2-1); Sat., vs. Rockport/Manchester Essex, 7 p.m., Burbank Ice Arena

    Saade’s top 10 girls’ teams

    (Records through Sunday, with next game listed)

     1. Reading (12-1-2); Sat., at Woburn, 6 p.m., O’Brien Arena

     2. Woburn (12-4-1); Sat., vs. Reading, 6 p.m., O’Brien Arena

     3. St. Mary’s (9-5-3); Fri., vs. Archbishop Williams, 7 p.m., William Connery MDC Rink

     4. Austin Prep (10-3-2); Mon., vs. Archbishop Williams, noon, Zapustas Arena

     5. Beverly/Danvers (12-2-1); Sat., vs. Masconomet, 8 p.m., Dorothy Talbot Rink

     6. Andover (10-3-2); Sat., vs. Westford Academy, 5:10 p.m., Harrison Rink, Phillips Academy, Andover

     7. Winthrop/Lynn (11-3); Sat., vs. Marblehead, 6:30 p.m., Larsen Arena

     8. Tewksbury/Methuen (13-1); Thurs., at Wayland/Weston, 7:50 p.m., MacDowell Ice Arena, Rivers School, Weston

     9. Westford Academy (9-6-1); Sat., at Andover, 5:10 p.m., Harrison Rink, Phillips Academy, Andover

    10. Winchester (9-4-2); Sat., at St. Mary’s, 8:30 p.m., William Connery Rink

    Game of the week

    Reading girls at Woburn, Saturday, 6 p.m., O’Brien Arena: The Middlesex League’s top two squads meet for the second time this season in a matchup that will play a major role in determining the conference champion. Reading won the first matchup in a 3-0 shutout on Jan 15. Reading sophomore forwards Ali O’Leary (17 goals, 13 assists) and Tori Grimmer (12 goals, 13 assists) pace an offense against Woburn senior goalie Courtney Davis (1.00 goals-against average, .953 save percentage).

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