With a month gone by in the 2018-19 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Associate (MIAA) boys hockey season, it’s time to revisit some preseason predictions and take a look at where the top contenders for the Super 8 stand.
As expected, defending Super 8 champion BC High looks to be the best high school hockey team in the state of Massachusetts. John Flaherty’s Eagles have yet to lose to a team in the Commonwealth. Their only setback was a 4-2 decision in the first game of the season against New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco.
A few of the prominent Catholic school teams that have had much success in recent years have taken a step back in 2018-19. Both Malden Catholic and Central Catholic appear destined to miss the state tournament.
One former juggernaut that appears to be back in contention for a high seed in the Super 8 is Catholic Memorial. The Knights have also lost just once — against Don Bosco — heading into Wednesday’s huge matchup versus BC High at Warrior Arena in Brighton.