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By the Herald's Jim Clark
DIVISION 1 SUPER EIGHT
1. CENTRAL CATHOLIC (11-0-0; LW 1) – The Raiders completed the formality of clinching a tournament berth with Monday’s victory against Lincoln-Sudbury.
2. ST. JOHN’S PREP (6-1-1; LW 2) – If the Patriots aren’t your thing, check out the “Eagles vs. Eagles” showdown Sunday afternoon at UMass-Boston.
3. POPE FRANCIS (8-1-2; LW 3) – The Cardinals can clinch a share of another Catholic West title with a victory Thursday against St. John’s.
4. BC HIGH (7-3-1; LW 5) – That’s six victories in a row for the Eagles, including four shutouts and four total goals allowed during that stretch.
5. FRANKLIN (7-1-2; LW 6) – Maybe a little letdown coming off the Malden Catholic tie, but the Panthers gutted out a tough win against a good North Attleboro team.
6. BURLINGTON (9-2-0; LW 4) – Now the Red Devils can turn their sights to maintaining their perfect record in the Middlesex League.
7. St. John’s (6-1-3; LW 8); 8. Austin Prep (7-3-1; LW 10); 9. Waltham (8-1-2; LW NR); 10. St. Mary’s (6-2-3; LW 9)..
Wow. Franklin impressive at #5. But who besides St Mary's have they played? Malden Catholic is a shell of itself this season and based on score, it seemed like Franklin struggled with them. Any idea if it was an even game, or was there a large disparity of play?
Interesting development in the D-1 h.s. hockey. A few years ago it was predicted the catholic schools would recruit players squishing out the publics and having their own Super 8 / Catholic Conference championship and just the opposite seems to have happened. The Catholics now lose the kids to juniors and preps, the publics have kids that either can afford to leave or their second sport might be hockey so they stay and the gap actually has appeared to get smaller, not wider. Overall it seems high school hockey is going through what town hockey went through 10-12 years ago, last one turn out the lights.
Watched Franklin in the D-I finals a couple years ago and they had an impressive defensemen playing. Does anyone know if the kid kept playing?
Dmen initials are KM, plays @ Dexter now
Good for him, I hope he keeps moving along. Interesting too I sat with a USHL scout at that D-I championship game with Franklin a couple years ago and he was high on the kid - a bit raw but could play - and the guy mentioned some of the kids every year in the D-I game are better than the kids in the Super 8. He pointed out the Franklin kid and he said the year before a Hingham kid might have been the best defensemen in Mass including prep kids. So yeah high school hockey is fading overall but there are still kids who can play.
Hardly. I knew his # was in the 20's that's all I could recall.
Then is was TO, # 22