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Reading Hockey Teams Sit Atop Middlesex League Standings

The girls hockey team earned an impressive win over Woburn on Wednesday night.

Reading is in first place in the Middlesex League.
Reading is in first place in the Middlesex League.
The Middlesex League boys and girls hockey standings both have something in common so far this year - the schools sitting in first place.

At around the midway point of the season, Reading Memorial High School has earned first place in the Liberty Division of both boys and girls hockey in what is seen by many as the toughest division in the state.

On the boys side, the Rockets are off to a 6-3-2 start as they are considered contenders to make a deep run in the Division 1 postseason. Reading, which is ranked in the Top 25 in the state by several media outlets, is 5-0-2 in league play.

The Lady Rockets, meanwhile, came sprinting out of the gates to a 8-1-2 record overall. More impressive is the team's record of 8-0 in league play, especially after a 3-0 victory over Woburn on Wednesday night.

The loss was just the second of the year for the Tanners, who just last week were ranked as the No. 1 team in the state by ESPNBoston.com. In those rankings from January 3, the Rockets were No. 10, though they figure to get a boost thanks to the win.

Next up on the ice for the boys team is a tilt versus Watertown on Saturday at 2:20 p.m. followed by a challenging contest versus Hingham on Monday at 3 p.m.

For the girls, Watertown/Belmont is next on Saturday at 12:20 p.m. On Monday, Reading welcomes Acton-Boxborough to town for a 3 p.m. tilt.

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