NEC Boy’s Ice Hockey: Games To Watch In December

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck 

The end of December can be a busy time in the high school hockey world, which is why we have decided to highlight some Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey games to watch over the next few weeks – there are lot of great match-ups, so hopefully you can attend one of them or at least follow along on social media.

Make sure to stay connected with the NEC High Schools on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools.


Watertown vs. Saugus (Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 4 p.m.): After recording a pair of ties in its first two contests, one has to think that these Sachems will find a way into the win column Wednesday when they skate against Watertown. Look for Joe Cross, CJ Graffeo and Anthony Cogliano to lead the Red and White in this one.

Somerville vs. Everett (Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 7:30 p.m.): The Highlanders rallied to tie the Lynn Jets in its season-opener, thanks to an impressive six point performance by Jeremy Procter. But despite their recent outcome against Latin Academy – the Highlanders fell to the Dragons, 3-2 – Somerville should find a way into the win column against their neighbors. Everett enters Wednesday’s tilt 2-1 overall, thanks to back-to-back wins over East Boston.

Danvers vs. Marblehead (Saturday, Dec. 22nd | 1:40 p.m.): This is always a must-see, must watch game, which will be taking place at the Bourque Arena at Endicott College. The Headers recently cracked the win column with a 4-1 victory over Medford earlier this month and should enter the marquee tilt with a second win against Weymouth when the two teams meet on Wednesday. Danvers will look to erase the memories of a 2-2 tie with Peabody from last week with hopefully a win over Medford on Wednesday before turning their attention to Marblehead.

Beverly vs. Gloucester (Wednesday, Dec. 26th | 6 p.m.): Derek Hopkins and EJ Field will be just two of many players to watch for Gloucester as the Fishermen will attempt to tame the Panthers in an opening round Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament contest. Beverly netminder Jack ten Hope will also be a player to watch in this one, as well.

Lynn vs. Swampscott (Wednesday, Dec. 26th | 6 p.m.): The Jets and Big Blue will meet on the opening day of the Lynn Christmas Tournament in what should be a great early season match-up. The winner will face Essex Tech-Northeast in Thursday’s championship. Let’s see how the Big Blue defense does with containing Lynn’s Brian Clougherty and John DiFilippo. Swampscott’s Conor Donovan should certainly be a factor in this game, as well – look for the junior forward to set-up a few goal scoring opportunities.

Essex Tech vs. Revere/Malden (Saturday, Dec. 29th | 12 p.m.): It has been a tough start for the Patriots, who struggled against both Bourne and Dartmouth earlier this month – they face-off against Swampscott on Wednesday before competing in the First Responders Cup against Methuen on Wednesday, December 26th. But no matter what happens in their next few contests, this should hopefully be a game that provides Revere/Malden with a spark heading into their early January clash with Somerville.

Winthrop vs. Lynn (Saturday, Dec. 29th | 1:30 p.m.): The Vikings are off to a good start – they have recorded recent wins over Portland (Maine) and Northeast – but despite falling to Mansfield last Saturday, they should regain some momentum heading into this NEC North vs. NEC South match-up. The Vikings will need to defend Lynn’s Brian Clougherty, who netted four goals against Somerville.


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NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) girl’s ice hockey poll, which finds Winthrop in the top spot followed by Masconomet (second) and Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, Beverly/Danvers secured that honor as a team to watch.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Winthrop 

2-0, 2-0 

2. Masconomet

1-0-1, 1-0-1

3. Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading

1-1-1, 1-0-1

4. Medford/Malden

1-2, 1-1

5. Marblehead

1-2, 0-2 

On the Rise: Beverly/Danvers (0-2, 0-2) 


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll, which finds Marblehead in the top spot followed by Danvers (second) and Gloucester (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, we have two teams to watch: Everett and Revere/Malden.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Marblehead  2-0, 1-0 NEC North
2. Danvers  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
3. Gloucester  2-0-1, 1-0-0 NEC North
4. Beverly  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
5. Saugus  0-0-2, 0-0-1 NEC North
6. Swampscott  1-1, 0-1 NEC South
7. Lynn 0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South
8. Peabody  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
9. Winthrop  2-1, 0-0 NEC North
10. Somerville  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South

On the Rise: Everett (2-1, 0-0 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-2, 0-0 NEC South)


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Noontime Sports D3 Men’s New England Top 10 (Dec. 10th) Powered by Zelos Athletics

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The seventh week of the 2018-19 New England D3 men’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our seventh poll of the season.

Our weekly is now powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics, who are using FusionSport Technology to track an athletes’ performances metrics during speed, agility and plyometric drills. Additionally, Zelos Athletics provides individual and team speed and agility training, combined with strength and conditioning training, too.


Noontime Sports New England Men’s Ice Hockey Poll (Dec. 10th, 2018) 

1. Salve Regina  8-3-1, 6-1-1 CCC
2. UMass Boston 11-2, 8-0 NEHC
3. University of New England 7-3, 5-3 CCC
4. Endicott College  7-3-1, 5-3 CCC
5. Trinity College 4-2-2, 2-1-1 NESCAC
6. Babson College 8-3-1, 6-1-1 NEHC
7. Williams College 5-2-1, 4-1-1 NESCAC
8. Nichols College  6-4-1, 6-2 CCC
9. Curry College  6-4-2, 4-3-1 CCC
10. New England College  6-3-2, 4-3-2 NEHC

On the Rise: Amherst College (3-3-2, 1-2-2 NESCAC), Norwich University (6-4-1, 4-4 NEHC) and Plymouth State (8-1-1, 5-0-1 MASCAC) 


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Noontime Sports D3 Women’s New England/New York Hockey Top 10 (Dec. 10th) Powered by Zelos Athletic

D3WOMENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The seventh week of the 2018-19 Northeast (New England/New York) D3 women’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our seventh poll of the season.

Our weekly poll is powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics, who are using FusionSport Technology to track an athletes’ performances metrics during speed, agility and plyometric drills. Additionally, Zelos Athletics provides individual and team speed and agility training, combined with strength and conditioning training, too.


Noontime Sports New England/New York Women’s Ice Hockey Poll (Dec. 10th, 2018) 

1. Plattsburgh State  10-1, 6-0 NEWHL
2. Norwich University  10-2, 9-0 NEHC
3. Middlebury College 4-1-2, 3-0-1 NESCAC
4. Elmira College  6-2-1, 4-0 UCHC
5. Conn. College 4-2-2, 1-1-2 NESCAC
6. Utica College 9-2, 6-0 UCHC
7. Oswego State  6-3-1, 3-2-1 NEWHL
8. Williams College 6-2-1, 2-2 NESCAC
9. Manhattanville 7-2-1, 5-0-1 UCHC
10. Hamilton College 6-3, 3-1 NESCAC

On the Rise: Amherst College (2-41, 1-2-1 NESCAC), Colby College (3-2-2, 2-2 NESCAC), Morrisville State (9-5-1, 3-2-1 CHC), William Smith (10-0, 8-0 UCHC) and University of New England (10-2-1, 4-1-1 CHC) 


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