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Girls Prep D2 Top 10: Vermont Academy hangs on to #1

Girls Prep D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Vermont Academy11821
2Brooks3735
3Worcester Academy21231
4Rivers41230
5Gunnery5860
6Kimball Union7944
7St George's6750
8Proctor8862
9Canterbury101361
10Greenwich Academy9850

With the dominating season Vermont Academy has had, we faced an interesting dilemma when the Wildcats dropped a pair of games this week to strong Division 1 teams. Would that be enough to drop them from the #1 spot in the HNIB News Girls Prep D2 rankings they have held for several weeks?

End result? Vermont Academy (18-2-1) stays at #1, despite the losses to New Hampton and Winchendon. This week, the Wildcats have Proctor on Wednesday, Albany Academy Friday and Northfield Saturday.

Brooks (7-3-5) moves up to #2 after knocking off Worcester Academy (2-0) and were perhaps primed to reach teh top spot but the Bishops were tied up Saturday by unranked Dexter Southfield 1-1. They get Thayer Wednesday, then a date with D1 powerhouse Nobles on Saturday.

Worcester Academy (12-3-1) will fit into the #3 spot, following up the road loss to Brooks with a 5-1 win over Millbrook. The Hilltoppers have Dexter Southfield Wednesday and then Winchendon Saturday.

Keep an eye on #4 Rivers (12-3-0). The Red Wings stayed hot with wins over Thayer (4-1) and Exeter (4-1). They have one game this week, a Wednesday meeting with Tilton.

#5 Gunnery (8-6-0) stays put, even after losses to Taft (3-0) and Hill School (2-1). The Highlanders, who did beat Berkshire (6-2), face Loomis Chaffee on Wednesday.

Up a spot to #6 is Kimball Union (9-4-4). The Wildcats posted solid wins over Holderness (8-1) and Governor’s Academy (4-0). They look to continue their winning ways against Brewster Academy (Wednesday) and Proctor (Saturday).

#7 St. George’s (7-5-0) blanked Portsmouth Abbey (2-0), and then battled hard in a loss to St. Mark’s (2-1). The Dragons have Nobles (Wednesday) before seeing Kents Hill (Saturday).

A win over Kents Hill (3-0) was the only result this week for #8 Proctor (8-6-2). The Hornets will try their hand with Vermont Academy Wednesday, then have Berwick Friday and Kimball Union Saturday.

#9 Canterbury (13-6-1) broke a three-game losing streak with wins over Rye Country Day (5-0) and Berkshire (5-3). The Saints take on D1 Taft Monday and then Lawrenceville Wednesday.

#10 Greenwich Academy (8-5-0) stays in the poll, a loss to Loomis Chaffee (3-0) its only result of the week. This week’s opponents are Millbrook (Monday) and Kent (Wednesday).

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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