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Girls D2 Prep Preseason Top 10: Gunnery eyes top prize in D2

Girls Prep D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Gunnery13131
2Worcester Academy2061
3Rivers1476
4Thayer17103
5Brooks9144
6Canterbury1784
7Tilton1384
8Dexter Southfield9114
9Proctor1395
10Kimball Union1653

A perennial playoff team in D2, Gunnery (13-13-1) has come close to winning a New England title the past couple of years, reaching the title game last winter.

With a solid nucleus back this winter for new head coach Jamie Goldsmith, this could very well be the year for the Highlanders.

Not if #2 Worcester Academy (20-6-1) has any say. The defending champions won their first NE title last winter. The Hilltoppers will have a smaller roster this year but will be highly talented. The title is theirs until someone can knock them off.

#3 Rivers (14-7-6) also has a new coach, with former Boston College star Dana Trivigno taking over behind the bench. She inherits a club that lost just one senior, so expect the Red Wings to be amongst the leaders.

#4 Thayer (17-10-3) reached the semifinals last season. The Tigers will be solid on the blue line and in goal, but need to replace their top two scorers from a year ago.

Loaded with returners, #5 Brooks (9-14-4) will be ready to make a big jump up and contend for a D2 title.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 25 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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