Girls Prep D1 Poll
Defending New England Division 1 champion New Hampton (30-3-1) and runnerup Kent (20-2-2) put on quite a championship game last March, a game that saw the Huskies pull out a 3-1 win, with the winning goal coming in the final minute of regulation play.
Both teams have solid returning casts and therefore, will start the 2017-18 campaign right where they finished off, 1-2 in the HNIB News Girls D1 Prep Preseason Top 10.
#3 Tabor (19-4-2) will boast a lineup that features no less than four Division 1 commits in the forward group. A key for the Seawolves in their debut season in the ISL will be the play of a new goaltender.
Also loaded with D1 commits is #4 Nobles (25-4-1), which fell to Kent in triple OT in a playoff semifinal a year ago. The Bulldawgs also have solid experience in goal with veteran Kelly Pickreign back for her senior season.
Nobles opens its season against New Hampton in a Game to Watch right off the bat.
#5 Williston (18-6-2) should be in the thick of things all season long. The Wildcats return talent at each position and have five D1 commits on their own.
Expect #6 St. Paul’s (21-5-1) to be a big-time contender as well, led by senior forward Gillis Frechette.