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From looks of it, The ML won't be the usual powerhouse that it has been.
Aside form Arlington and Burlington, it looks like Woburn, Winchester and reading all took steps backwards with many kids fleeing and teams like Wakefield, Stoneham and Belmont taking good steps forward.
With the departure of Watertown, is the ML more up in the air this year????
Don't laugh but I wouldn't overlook Lexington. They have a new coach and a strong core of returning players. Success of the football team and a winning culture could carry over to hockey. Also this is the first generation of Wizards players having an impact on what had been a weaker high school program.
But aren't they more known for driving Subaru's, eating soft cheese and skiing? Isn't hockey a little rough-and-tumble for them?
I must have missed something. Someone actually says Lexington is a team "to watch" in the Middlesex league?
Now I know public high school hockey is dying. Please enlighten me as to how this is possible. In the past 5 years they have won the same amount of games as Burlington has in any single year in that time.
And I love the 1st wave of "Wizard" players. They will need some wizardry to pick up any wins in that league.
Lexington has a GREAT Coach but has lost the wizardry of the GREAT Billy. This will hurt the program.
The league is full of great coaches. Burl, Read, Wob, Arl. Players win games. Arl Is a recruiting force that the Catholics should take lessons from. Burl/Read has the history of greatness. Wob is always there.
Wake/Stone/Mel/Bel/Lex just aren't good enough to compete with the big boys.
Lexington and Belmont will both most likely be competitive this year. Possibly one of them making the tourney. I believe Woburn/reading/winchester will have to fight to make the tourney this year
just pee'd a little in my pants
Stoneham Spartans will win Middlesex league. They have the best goalie&snipper in the state!!!!
Reply Re: Melrose high school
The head coach from Melrose high is a joke, imo cannot coach at all.Teaches? The Players to wack the puck around the boards and ice the puck...cannot teach offensive zone hockey at all. Difficult for parents to watch his style of hockey.Season is slipping away...He rode Lynnfield players and did not "Coach" them to States. Degrades the players, screams all game and plays his college teammates 2 kids most of game. One of those kids a Sr capt avgs 2 penalties a game without reprimand.. but this guy continues to put his roomies kid on ice. Kid has scored a total of 2 goals in hs career, both this year. Now he is a leader??? This guy has had his eye on the door every year for a super 8 team. ..actually thinks he can be an AD. Go back to Lynnfield HS or better yet...Your fired....
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