Speaking of hot starts, Methuen has surged to four straight wins and a 4-2-2 record so far in 2013-14.
The Rangers need just one more win to match last season total, a year that saw them start 0-7-4 before rallying late in the year to finish 5-10-4.
Mark Piccirillo has played a key role for the squad with five goals, while Christian Mazone has been in net for all four victories.
Wolfpack going wild
Behind the efforts of 2012 Eagle-Tribune All-Star Dustin Lubinger, the Windham-Pelham Wolfpack co-op hockey team is 4-1 in Division 2 and 5-1-2 overall to start the year.
Lubinger has been red hot with 12 goals already this season, including a hat trick against Timberlane to follow three straight two-goal contests.
That is more than he scored all of last season (10 goals), and on the way to the 25 he tallied in his All-Star campaign two years ago.