Boys Prep Hockey – This Week’s Top 15: Status Quo For First Seven; St. Sebastian’s, Holderness Have Productive Weeks

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 Union11621
2Avon Old Farms21210
3Dexter Southfield31142
7Belmont Hill71002
8St. Sebastian's101021
13St. George'sNR832
14St. Mark's13831

It was all wins this past week for the top seven teams in the latest installment of the HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15, so there are no changes in that group, but there are in the bottom half of the rankings.

#1 Kimball Union (16-2-1) had three wins, scoring 23 goals in the process. The Wildcats are at Exeter Wednesday and face Tilton Saturday

#2 Avon Old Farms (12-1-0) chalked up victories over Northfield (3-0) and Berkshire (5-2) to keep pace. Westminster (Monday), Loomis Chaffee (Wednesday) and Choate (Saturday) are on the menu this week for the Winged Beavers.

#3 Dexter Southfield (11-4-2) beat Thayer (4-2) and a tough Brooks team (4-3), and look ahead to Lawrence Academy on Saturday.

A win over Delbarton (4-1) was the only action for #4 Brunswick (10-3-1) this past week. The Bruins rev it up against Hoosac, Soith Kent and Williston this coming week.

#5 Cushing (9-1-2) returned to action with a pair of wins over Thayer (7-4) and Loomis Chaffee (4-0). The Penguins have Northfield (Wednesday) and Exeter (Saturday).

#6 Salisbury (9-4-0) appears to have rid itself on whatever early-season malaise it had, posting solid wins over Choate (4-0) and Trinity Pawling (7-3). The Knights get Berkshire (Monday) and Frederick Gunn School (Wednesday).

Add two, one-goal wins to #7 Belmont Hill‘s (10-0-2) resume, as the Hillies edged St. Mark’s (4-3) and Tabor (1-0). Coach Brian Phinney’s group is on the road this week at Brooks (Wednesday) and St. Paul’s (Saturday).

St. Sebastian’s (10-2-1) moves into the #8 spot, after picking up wins over Nobles, Phillips Andover and Governors Academy. The Arrows get Nobles again on Wednesday, and then face Thayer Friday night.

#9 Kent (9-5-0) played just once, a 4-0 shutout win over Hotchkiss. The Lions have a tough gauntlet this week with Taft (Wednesday), Loomis Chaffee (Friday) and Westminster (Saturday).

#10 Holderness (12-1-1) outscored Tilton, NYA and Governor’s Academy by an 18-3 margin. Three more games loom this week with Brewster Academy (Wednesday), New Hampton (Friday) and Kents Hill (Saturday).

Two newcomers enter this week’s rankings with St. George’s (8-3-2) at #13 and Exeter (8-3-2) at #15.

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