Boys Prep Hockey Top 15: Nobles Moves To The Head Of The Class; Belmont Hill A Big Mover

Gary Demopoulos
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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

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Nobles21311
2Cushing11313
3Avon Old Farms31220
4Kimball Union41360
5Tabor6924
6Milton Academy81142
7Belmont Hill13842
8St. Mark’s51130
9St. Sebastian’s71042
10Frederick Gunn School121352
11Loomis Chaffee11942
12KentNR952
13Salisbury10863
14BrunswickNR1060
15Taft91050
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For the second straight week, there is a new #1 team in the HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15, as Nobles (13-1-1) takes over.

The Bulldogs won their only game of the week, downing Phillips Andover, making it 10 Ws in a row. A huge game is up on Wednesday against Keller Division rival #9 St. Sebastians’s

Last week’s #1, Cushing (13-1-3), dropped its first game when the Penguins fell to Thayer (4-2) and is at #2. They did respond in a big way with a 6-0 shutout of #11 Loomis Chaffee. Up next for Cushing is Northfield Mt. Hermon (Wednesday) and Exeter (Saturday).

#3 Avon Old Farms (12-2-0) gets ready for Loomis Chaffee (Wednesday) and Choate (Saturday) after posting wins over Northfield and Berkshire.

#4 Kimball Union (13-6-0), now 6-0-1 in its last seven after defeating Deerfield (4-3) and Stanstead College (4-1), looks ahead to Proctor (Monday), Exeter (Wednesday) and Tilton (Saturday) this week.

Up a spot to #5 is Tabor (9-2-4). The Seawolves only action this past week was a 1-1 tie with Belmont Hill. They have Thayer on Wednesday, and then Lawrence Academy on Friday in a pair of Keller Division games.

Milton Academy (11-4-2) climbs a few rungs to #6 after a productive week that saw wins over Lawrence Academy (3-1) and Pomfret (6-4). Up next is St. Paul’s on Wednesday and St. George’s on Saturday.

A big move this week is Belmont Hill (8-4-3) up six spots to #7 after the tie with Tabor and a 4-1 takedown of now #8 St. Mark’s (11-3-0). The Hillies are off until a Saturday matchup with St. Paul’s

St. Mark’s did defeat St. George’s and gets Middlesex (Wednesday) and Academie St. Louis (Friday).

#9 St. Sebastian’s (10-4-2) awaits its shot at top ranked Nobles on Wednesday. Nobles took an earlier season meeting between the top clubs.

Despite dropping a pair of non-league games to Hill School over the weekend, Frederick Gunn School (13-5-2) sits at #10. The Highlanders take on #13 Salisbury on Wednesday.

New to the Top 15 this week are Kent at #12 and Brunswick at #14, both reappearing in the rankings and looking to continue their upward trend.

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