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Boys Prep Top 15: First Seven Teams Hold Serve

Boys Prep Top 15

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Salisbury11941
2Lawrence Academy21206
3Kimball Union32150
4Dexter Southfield41534
5St. Sebastian's51740
6Gunnery61641
7Tilton71740
8Northfield91551
9Exeter81472
10Deerfield141161
11Westminster121051
12GrotonNR1452
13St. Paul's101371
14Proctor111571
15Avon Old Farms131161

None of the top seven teams in our last rankings lost this week, so their order remains the same in this week’s HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15.

#1 Salisbury (19-4-1) played just once, gaining a 6-1 win over Trinity Pawling. The Crimson Knights have another one-game week, playing at Taft on Wednesday.

Wins over Belmont Hill (7-2) and Hebron (5-2) keep #2 Lawrence Academy (12-0-6) unbeaten. The Spartans will be tested in a big way this week, however, as they get Thayer (Wednesday), then a huge battle with St. Sebastian’s (Friday), and St. Paul’s (Saturday).

#3 Kimball Union (21-5-0) is cruising along, picking up wins over Northfield (2-1), Holderness (5-1) and New Hampton (4-2). The Wilcats, winners of seven straight, have another three-game week, with road games at Andover (Wednesday) and New Hampton (Friday), and hosting Holderness (Saturday).

Now 9-0-2 in its last 11 games, #4 Dexter Southfield (15-3-4) will host New Hampton Wednesday. Last week, Dexter beat Pomfret (5-2), Exeter (4-3) and Andover (5-2). Ben Raymond had a hat trick in Saturday’s win over Andover.

Make it six straight wins for #5 St. Sebastian’s (17-4-0) after wins over Milton (4-1), St. Paul’s (4-1) and Proctor (8-1). The Arrows, who have Belmont Hill (Wednesday) and Hoosac (Saturday) around the Lawrence Academy matchup, have been getting good production from¬† likes of Liam Gorman and Tommy Lyons, who combined for five goals yesterday.

#6 Gunnery (16-4-1) avenged an earlier loss with a 6-3 decision of Millbrook. The Highlanders get #15 Avon Old Farms on Wednesday, Brunswick Friday and Lawrenceville Saturday.

Jagger Benson
Tilton

#7 Tilton (17-4-0) had big win Saturday over Exeter (4-1), following up a 7-1 win over Berwick. The Rams host Holderness Wednesday. Junior defenseman Jagger Benson has been big in both ends of the ice so far this year.

#8 Northfield (15-5-1) and #9 Exeter (14-7-2) switch places this week. The Hoggers battled hard in a one-goal loss to KUA, while the Big Red suffered defeats to top 10 clubs Dexter and Tilton. Exeter has a three-game homestand this week against #14 Proctor (Wednesday), Albany Academy (Friday) and Choate (Saturday).

Making their poll debut this week at #12 is Groton (14-5-2). The Zebras have won 11 straight after Saturday’s 3-2 OT win over St Mark’s, allowing just 13 goals in those 11 games. Seniors Drew Burke and Will Torriani have powered the offense. Groton takes on Worcester Academy (Monday) and BB&N (Wednesday).

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.
Gary Demopoulos
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