Im from north shore so I do not know much about south shore hockey. I do know that burlington and arlington will be the best two public teams from north. Arlington did not lose many good players and Burlington has a decent group. Reading will not be good. They lost their three stars, their goalie and the two forwards. One went to prep, one went to full season, and one was lost to lax. As for woburn and winchester, they both lost a lot. Winchester lost goalie and Woburn lost talented junior class to prep and seniors. It will be an off year for the ML this year
Knock AP out of top 10.
Defenseman all left, nothing coming up and forwards are all to small.
Every year you see the same names on this list at the beginning of the year and every year there are "sleeper" teams that make it in.
On a whole, north and south are down this year for division1. I think you will wee some sleepers in here from division 2. Agreed, Middlesex league is down this year. There were a few coaching changes that may impact not just that league, but the list as a whole.
Does anyone want to go out on a limb with some far outs?
That's tough to do. I think Canton should be more successful in D2. I think Natick will drop a bit in D1. I think Hingham will start to climb again, but none of this would be a surprise.
AP goalie is the best in New England and for that reason they will be #1
If he is so good then why is he there?