Power Pack: RI High School Boys’ Hockey: February 21st
Friday, February 21, 2014
After a week filled with high profile matchups, we have more answers than questions now in RIIL hockey. The team to beat in each division is all but set in stone at this point (details inside) and the hierarchy of the 3 Division 1 Cimini schools is as stable as it realistically could be. All that aside, there are still games to be played before playoffs arrive, and some teams will have more opportunities to shift around the playoff picture and the Top 10 in the coming weeks. Here's a look at the updated Power Pack.
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W. Warwick/EWG Co-op
Division Record: 13-1 (Division 3)
Overall Record: 13-1
West Warwick/EWG didn't have any games last weekend, but the top team in Division 3 holds onto the final spot in the Top 10 this week. As noted last week, WW/EWG has now beaten every team in Division 3, and with a dominant +68 goal differential.
Last Week: #10
Divison Record: 7-7-1 (Division 1 Eccleston)
Overall Record: 8-8-1
Cranston Co-op dropped a 4-1 decision against Hendricken last weekend and drop a couple of spots in this week's Power Pack. Cranston Co-op will look to turn things around this Saturday against Burrillville.
Last Week: #7
Division Record: 11-4 (Division 2 North)
Overall Record: 12-5
North Smithfield blanked Portsmouth 3-0 last Friday and knocked off Pilgrim 9-2 on Thursday night. The Northmen have a big test this weekend with games against Divisional powerhouses Lincoln (Friday) and PCD/Wheeler/SRA Co-op.
Last Week: #9
Division Record: 11-4 (Division 2 South)
Overall Record: 11-4-2
North Kingstown knocked off rival South Kingstown on Friday and extended their winning streak to 5 games. The Skippers are red hot right now and continue to rise up the Power Pack. This weekend NK has back to back games against Mt. Hope and Portsmouth as they look to extend their winning streak to 7 games.
Last Week: #8
Divison Record: 9-6 (Division 1 Eccleston)
Overall Record: 11-6
After their game against Cumberland was postponed Saturday, Smithfield took care of business with a 6-4 victory over Burrillville on Monday. The Sentinels remain the top ranked team in the Eccleston division, but they'll face a stiff test this Saturday against Hendricken.
Last Week: #6
Division Record: 13-1 (Division 2 North)
Overall Record: 13-1
Lincoln had the week off thanks to the weather, but the Lions aren't slipping out of the Top 5 without at least one more loss. Lincoln has a tough weekend ahead of them, with games against North Smithfield on Friday and Middletown on Saturday.
Last Week: #5
Division Record: 14-0 (Division 2 North)
Overall Record: 15-0
Cumberland's highly anticipated game against Division 1 Smithfield was postponed, but the Clippers won easily over Middletown on Monday and continue to stand tall as the last undefeated team in the state. This weekend the Clippers take on East Greenwich on Friday and South Kingstown on Saturday.
Last Week: #4
Divison Record: 8-4-1 (Division 1 Cimini)
Overall Record: 10-7-2
La Salle lost 5-2 at Mount St. Charles on Friday but responded with a 7-0 drubbing of Coventry on Monday. The Rams have a critical back to back this weekend with games Friday and Saturday against Hendricken and MSC (again) respectively.
Last Week: #3
Mount St. Charles
Divison Record: 11-2 (Division 1 Cimini)
Overall Record: 14-6
Mount St. Charles beat La Salle on Friday night, but the Mounties lost Wednesday night to Hendricken (4-1) and seem to be firmly entranched in the #2 spot in the Power Pack. The Mounties take on Burrillville Friday night before a rematch with La Salle Saturday night at Adelard Arena.
Last Week: #2
Divison Record: 9-1-1 (Division 1 Cimini)
Overall Record: 13-3-1
Hendricken topped Cranston Co-op over the weekend and then proceeded to beat Mount in convincing fashion Wednesday night. There's little to debate- Hendricken is the team to beat in Division 1. The Hawks play Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend- taking on La Salle, Smithfield, and Coventry on consecutive days.
Last Week: #1