Boys Prep Top 15: Cushing Slides Back Into #1 Spot; Handful Of Key Games 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

2Avon Old Farms11622
3Belmont Hill31543
5Milton Academy71444
6St. Sebastian’s81266
7Kimball Union51881
10Loomis Chaffee121154
12St. Mark’s61651
13Frederick Gunn School131684
15Dexter SouthfieldNR1457

Cushing (19-1-4) will hold down the top spot in this week’s HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15 after a week that saw the Penguins down Winchendon, St. Mark’s and Canterbury.

Another big week will feature Andover on Wednesday, and then a a huge home-and-home with #7 Kimball Union (19-8-1) Friday/Saturday.

Avon Old Farms (16-2-2) slides down to #2. The Winged Beavers were tied up 3-3 by Frederick Gunn and then blanked Deerfield, 5-0. Choate is up on Wednesday, then a key tilt with #9 Salisbury (12-6-4) on Saturday.

#3 Belmont Hill (15-4-3) stays hot after wins over #6 St. Sebastian’s (6-4) and Thayer (4-1). This will be a defining week for BH, which gets #5 Milton (14-4-4) on Wednesday and #4 Nobles (16-2-4) on Friday.

Nobles and Milton played to a 2-2 draw over the weekend. The Bulldogs will face BB&N on Wednesday, while Milton hosts Thayer on Friday.

St. Sebastian’s had a 5-1 win over Lawrence and has Tabor on the docket for Wednesday.

Kimball Union is down a bit this week to #7 after a loss to Andover, 3-2, and a tie with #14 Holderness (15-5-1), 2-2. The Wildcats face Proctor Wednesday in Lakes Region action.

#8 Salisbury (12-6-4) keeps creeping up. The Knights beat #11 Taft (14-7-0) in OT, 3-2, and were knotted up by #10 Loomis Chaffee (11-5-4) 1-1 last week. They are off until the Avon matchup.

Also on the move up is #9 Brunswick (17-9-0). The Bruins knocked off Delbarton (3-2), Frederick Gunn (6-5) and Berkshire (5-1). A rematch with Gunn is set for Friday.

Loomis Chaffee, which did beat Deerfield last week, readies for Westminster on Wednesday.

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