West: Hockey players and teams to watch

Top 10 boys’ teams

1. Arlington Catholic (1-0)

2. St. John’s High (1-3)


3. Arlington (4-0)

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4. Natick (2-3)

5. Acton-Boxborough (1-1)

6. Framingham (3-1)

7. Franklin (1-0)


8. Groton-Dunstable Regional (3-0-1)

9. Medfield (4-0)

10. Hudson (1-2-1)

Top 10­ girls’ teams

1. Arlington Catholic (3-1)


2. Lexington (2-1)

3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (3-2)

4. Arlington (5-0)

5. Wellesley (4-1)

6. Medfield (4-1)

7. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (4-1)

8. Watertown/Melrose (1-2-1)

9. Shrewsbury (3-1)

10. Natick (2-2-1)

High Five

Duggan Delano , Arlington Catholic: In a 2-0 win against a tough Fontbonne Academy squad that many expect to be in the hunt come March, the junior scored once and assisted on the other.

Casey Diana , Framingham: A hat trick from the senior captain was the difference-maker in a 4-3 win over Bay State League rival Natick.

George Docktor , Wellesley: The senior’s goal with 26 seconds left lifted the Raiders to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Weymouth.

Brendan Harrington , Concord-Carlisle: The puck crossed the line just before the final horn sounded and the senior defenseman lifted the Patriots to a 2-1 win over Haverhill in the game’s final seconds.

Connor Maguire , Groton-Dunstable: The junior defenseman scored a pair of third-period goals to help the Crusaders erase a 3-2 deficit to beat Hudson, 5-3.

Game of the week

Ed Burns Holiday Ice Classic, Ed Burns Arena: Some of the area’s best teams, including Arlington, Arlington Catholic, and Waltham, will be on display in the annual holiday tournament, which will crown champions on Thursday at 8 p.m.

Jason Mastrodonato