Boys Prep Hockey Top 15: Despite Deadlocks, Top 3 Remain In Place This Week

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

3Avon Old Farms31421
4Kimball Union41660
5Milton Academy61242
6Belmont Hill71043
7St. Mark’s81330
8Loomis Chaffee111043
9St. Sebastian’s91152
10Frederick Gunn School101462

The top three teams stay put in this week’s HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15, although each suffered a tie during last week’s action.

#1 Nobles (14-1-2) was fit to be tied in a 3-3 standoff with Rivers, but followed up with a 4-3 win over Keller Division rival St. Sebastian’s. The Bulldogs face a dangerous Thayer squad Wednesday, then Tabor on Friday and Lawrence Academy on Saturday.

#2 Cushing (14-1-4) also had a 3-3 tie, with Northfield Mt. Hermon, before a solid 4-0 win over Exeter. The Penguins have Tilton on Wednesday and Vermont Academy on Friday.

#3 Avon Old Farms (14-2-1) was deadlocked by #8 Loomis Chaffee (10-4-3) 1-1, that result sandwiched by wins over Westminster (7-1) and Choate (4-1). The Winged Beavers have one game this week, facing Westminster again.

Chalk up three more wins for #4 Kimball Union (16-6-0). The Wildcats posted victories over Proctor (4-1), Exeter (4-1) and Tilton (7-4). Three more game are on tap this week with Northfield (Wednesday), Holderness (Friday) and New Hampton (Saturday).

Up a rung to #5 this week is Milton Academy (12-4-2). In its lone result this past week, Milton took care of St. George’s 6-2. A key game is on the docket for Wednesday against St. Sebastian’s. The Mustangs will face Roxbury Latin on Saturday.

#6 Belmont Hill (10-4-3) continues its solid play, defeating Brooks (9-0) and St. Paul’s (4-2). It is a three-game week for BH with Lawrence Academy (Wednesday), Andover (Friday) and Rivers (Saturday).

#7 St. Mark’s (13-3-0) showed its offensive might in wins over Middlesex (8-0) and Academie St. Louis (8-3). The Lions will be busy with Roxbury Latin (Wednesday), Groton (Friday) and St. Sebastian’s (Saturday).

Loomis also had a win over Phillips Andover. The Pelicans face Williston on Wednesday.

St Sebastian’s (11-5-2) stays in place at #9. The Arrows did have a 4-3 win over Thayer.

#10 Frederick Gunn School (14-6-2) did fall to #11 Salisbury (10-6-3) before a big win over Hoosac. The Highlanders have Millbrook Wednesday and Taft on Friday. The Crimson Knights face off with Trinity-Pawling on Wednesday.

Back-to-back losses to Thayer (4-0) and Lawrence Academy (4-3) drop Tabor (9-4-4) down to #12.

TEAMS TO KEEP AN EYE ON: Dexter Southfield, Westminster, Holderness, Rivers

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