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Girls Prep D2 Top 10: Three-win weeks for #4 Rivers, #5 Gunnery

Girls Prep D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Vermont Academy11701
2Worcester Academy21121
3Brooks3634
4Rivers41030
5Gunnery5740
6St. George's6640
7Kimball Union9744
8Proctor7762
9Greenwich Academy10840
10Canterbury81161

The top six spots remain the same in this week’s HNIB News Girls Prep D2 Top 10. Combined, the six clubs went 12-0-2.

#1 Vermont Academy (17-0-1) suffered its first blemish with a 1-1 tie with Kimball Union, that coming before wins over Brewster Academy (5-1) and Groton (3-0). Three more games are on tap this week with Hebron (Wednesday), New Hampton (Friday) and Winchendon (Saturday).

#2 Worcester Academy (11-2-1) continues its solid play with wins over Pomfret (7-1) and North Yarmouth Academy (5-1). The Hilltoppers will take on #3 Brooks (6-3-4) on Wednesday in a key matchup and then face Millbrook (Saturday).

The Bishops, who had a win over Tilton (5-1) and a scoreless tie with Proctor, also have Dexter/Southfield on Saturday.

It was a solid week for #4 Rivers (10-3-0) as the Red Wings knocked off BB&N (3-2), Groton (5-1) and Brewster Academy (7-2). Thayer (Wednesday) and Exeter (Friday) are this week’s opponents.

Also enjoying a big week was #5 Gunnery (7-4-0). The Highlanders blanked Hotchkiss (3-0), took down Cantebury (3-1) and then edged Lawrenceville (1-0). They take on surging Taft (Monday) and get Berkshire (Wednesday) and Hill School (Saturday).

#6 St. George’s (6-4-0) needed OT to slip past Governors Academy 5-4 Saturday. The Dragons will ready for Portsmouth Abbey (Monday) and St. Mark’s (Wednesday).

Kimball Union slides up to #7. The Wildcats had a pair of ties with Hebron (3-3) and the big one with Vermont (1-1) and a loss to D1 power St. Paul’s (3-1). Holderness (Wednesday) and Governors Academy (Friday) are on this week’s slate.

#8 Proctor (7-6-2) followed a tough loss to Groton (3-2) with the scoreless tie against Brooks. The Hornets have one game this week, a Wednesday duel with Kents Hill.

#9 Greenwich Academy (8-4-0) won its third straight with a 5-0 win over Millbrook. The Gators face Loomis Chaffee on Friday.

Slumping Canterbury (11-6-1) lost to Gunnery, and then Saturday to Albany Academy (2-1) and Sunday to Hill (3-1). The Saints look to get back on track with Rye Country Day (Wednesday) and Berkshire (Saturday).

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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