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Girls Prep D2 Poll: St. George’s moves up to #3

Girls Prep D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Worcester Academy11634
2Proctor31941
3St. George's41151
4Brooks21361
5Rivers6961
6Canterbury51542
7Southfield71082
8GrotonNR12100

Worcester Academy (16-3-4) holds on to the #1 position in this week’s HNIB News Girls D2 Prep Poll. The Hilltoppers tied Rivers (3-3) and then beat Vermont Academy (3-2). The week ahead will have Worcester facing Winchendon (Wednesday) and Holderness (Friday).

Proctor (21-5-1) bumps up to #2 after a week that saw the Hornets go 2-1, beating Brewster Academy (7-0) and Holderness (3-0), and losing 3-1 to a surging Southfield team.  The Hornets close out their regular season this week with games against Hebron (Wednesday) and Rivers (Saturday).

A late rally Saturday saw #3 St. George’s (11-5-1) slip past #4 Brooks (13-6-1) 2-1 in OT to flip-flop poll positions this week. The Dragons did lose to BB&N 3-1 as well. This week, they get Governors Academy (Monday), Milton (Wednesday) and Groton (Saturday).

Girls-Festival-Ad-300x250The Bishops get Groton on Wednesday, followed by Middlesex (Friday) and Tabor (Saturday).

#5 Rivers (9-6-1) earned that 3-3 tie with #1 Worcester and lost to D1 St. Mark’s (3-1) this past week. Looking ahead, the Red Wings will see Milton (Monday), Governors Academy (Wednesday) and Tabor (Saturday).

Following a 6-0 loss to Kent, #6 Canterbury (15-4-2) had a successful trip over the weekend to Maine, beating Hebron (4-2) and Kents Hill (6-3). The Saints take on Millbrook (Wednesday) and Winchendon (Saturday).

#7 Southfield (10-8-2) blanked Winchendon (3-0) then had a big win over Proctor (3-1). Two D1 powers – New Hampton (Wednesday) and Tabor (Friday) – will be huge tests. Berwick is this Saturday’s opponent.

Back into the poll at #8 is Groton (12-10-0). The Zebras, who play Brooks (Wednesday) and St. George’s (Saturday), a big chance to move up in the polls, lost to Nobles Wednesday (6-0).

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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