Boys Prep Hockey – This Week’s Top 15: Kimball Union Takes Over #1; Wildcats To Face #3 Cushing Twice This Weekend

Gary Demopoulos
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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Boys Prep Top 15

1Kimball Union22630
2Avon Old Farms11811
7St. Sebastians’s91661
9Belmont Hill121582
11St. George’s131731
12Loomis Chaffee81271
13Phillips Andover111381
14Dexter Southfield141482

There’s a new top-ranked club in this latest installment of the HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15.

That would be Kimball Union (26-3-0). The Wildcats swept both of their showdowns with Holderness, winning a shootout (7-4) and a defensive battle (2-0). They also had solid wins over Phillips Andover (6-3) and New Hampton (5-4).

All eyes will be on next weekend when KUA takes on #3 Cushing (22-2-0) in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday.

#2 Avon Old Farms (18-1-1) finally got beat, losing to Frederick Gunn 4-3 in OT, that coming before a 3-2 win over Deerfield. The Winged Beavers have Choate on Wednesday and then a key battle with Salisbury on Saturday.

Cushing continued its solid play, highlighted by a 4-3 OT win over Brunswick. Prior to seeing KUA, #13 Andover provides the opposition Wednesday.

It’s a big week for #4 Salisbury (15-4-1). The Knights take on Brunswick Wednesday before the showdown with Avon Old Farms.

#5 Holderness (19-3-0) looks to shake off the losses to KUA with a three-game week: Winchendon (Wednesday), Vermont Academy (Friday) and St. Paul’s (Saturday).

#6 Brunswick (22-5-2) did have wins over Frederick Gunn (4-0) and Berkshire (5-3). The Bruins have their sights set on Wednesday’s battle with Salisbury.

After wins over Belmont Hill (4-2) and Lawrence Academy (6-3), St Sebastian’s (16-6-1) climbs up to #7. The Arrows look ahead to Tabor on Wednesday, and Governor’s on Saturday.

Nobles (13-6-3) is at #8 after its most recent result, a 5-2 win over Milton Academy. The Bulldogs have BBN on Wednesday, and then #9 Belmont Hill (15-8-2) on Friday night.

Belmont Hill posted solid win over Thayer and BB&N and has Milton on Wednesday before taking on Nobles.

Kent (13-7-1) rounds out this week’s Top 10. The Lions will see Hotchkiss on Wednesday and Canterbury on Saturday.

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