WMass Division 3/3A Hockey Top 10
RECORDS THRU MONDAY
1. Westfield (2-0, last week: 1) - The Bombers overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Berry newcomer South Hadley in the season opener, then blanked Longmeadow 2-0.
2. Agawam (2-0, last week: 2) - The Brownies began life in Divison 3 with a shutout win against Ludlow, then defeated former D3A rival Wahconah over the weekend.
3. South Hadley (1-1-1, last week: 4) - The Tigers led defending state D3 champion Westfield for much of their season opener but lost by a goal. They then claimed three points against Minnechaug (tie) and a resurgent Belchertown (win).
4. Easthampton (2-0, last week: 6) - The Eagles have a pair of one-goal victories by scores of 7-6 and 5-4. They may have the top offense in the Fay-Wright. Mike Grise already has seven goals and 10 points.
5. Greenfield (2-0-1, last week: NR) - Through the first two weeks of the season, the Green Wave hold the early edge in the Fay-Wright. Smith Academy students Cam Woodward and Zack Langlois are strong contributors on both ends of the ice.
6. Wahconah Regional (1-1, last week: 7) - The Warriors defeated Taconic easily in their season opener, but dropped a 4-1 outcome to Agawam. They again should be the top team in the Berkshires, but again may lack the depth to handle the Valley's best.
7. Minnechaug (1-0-1, last week: NR) - The Falcons finished last and pointless in the Berry Division last season, but already own a win and a tie this season. They opened the campaign with a 3-3 draw against South Hadley.
8. Chicopee (2-2, last week: 9) - The Pacers have scored eight more goals than any other team in the Pioneer Valley. However, they've also given up the most. This should be an interesting team to follow.
9. Amherst Regional (2-1-1, last week: NR) - The Hurricanes opened the season with an eye-opening 2-1 win over West Springfield. A tie and a loss later, they blew out St. Mary Friday night to go back over .500.
10. Belchertown (2-2-1, last week: NR) - After winning just once last season, the Orioles doubled that in their first three games. We'll see if Saturday's loss to South Hadley shakes any of the confidence new coach Matt Crutch's team has built.