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BCH at #8 with Hingham, St. Mary's & Arlington ahead of them? Now do we really know what we're talking about here?
"Hingham... squad will be back with their strongest team in recent memory"
In recent memory, as in what last summer? It will all be heaped on their goalie because the last one was maybe their best a long time. Maybe even better than the Super 8 kid and that was 6 years ago and that kid is playing up at St. Michaels.
This all gets back to - would you rather win the D-I as a public or get blown-out in the first round as an ugly stepchild in the Super 8?
I think teams that have gone through this recently would rather take the realistic challenge of the D-I
Hingham isnt some super hockey program- they have numbers. They have a lot per capita hockey players in the town. Its a wealthy town and a lot of kids can afford to play hockey. They are successful because they have a lot of "leftovers" or kids that dont leave for the CC or prep school. The real high end kids leave and Hingham still has a bunch of the next tier kids every year.
They also have a school that is better than C.C. schools so there is no need for the kids to leave. Unless getting the kid away from girls or being a Bible thumper is important to mom & dad. And because it's the town's important sport they have boosters and a budget some college programs envy.
If you only knew.....if you only knew.
All you need is to be > .500, right?
Bch has basically a completely new defensive corp (outside of the top 2 the other 6 have zero game experience) and 2 new untested goalies. I would argue that they are ranked correctly.
Wrenn's not at MC anymore, he's at Nobles
I am surprised that stoneham is not in top 15! after another win vs. matignon on Saturday. looks like it will be an easy champion in the Middlesex league.
X, MC, Hingham will be top. Marshfield up there as well. Walpole, Framingham and Natic may surprise. Walpole already has, a drug scandal with top SR that the coach is trying to cover up though. Losing player kills their D.
??? I think you have the wrong teams. BCH & hingham have not played.
Couldn't imagine it would be much of a game. One team is made up of hockey players that choose the school to play hockey and the other is a team made-up of soccer players, lacrosse players, football players and a few hockey players from one town. One Super 8 and the other the D-I Tournament