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Boys Prep Top 15: Keep An Eye On Kimball Union, Dexter Southfield

Boys Prep Top 15

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Salisbury11841
2Lawrence Academy21006
3Kimball Union41850
4Dexter Southfield71234
5St. Sebastian's81440
6Gunnery31541
7Tilton51540
8Phillips Exeter101352
9Northfield121441
10St. Paul's131351
11Proctor141461
12WestminsterNR941
13Avon Old Farms61151
14Deerfield111061
15Rivers91362

#1 Salisbury (18-4-1) spent this past weekend at the prestigious MacPherson Tournament in Ontario, going 2-2-1 overall against some top-flight competition. The Knights, winners of 14 straight in the prep ranks, look ahead to Trinity Pawling on Wednesday.

Sam Colangelo
Lawrence Academy

Lawrence Academy (10-0-6) stayed firm at #2, coming off a 1-1 standoff with Dexter Southfield that followed wins over Governors (6-1) and Tabor (5-1). Juniors Sam Colangelo and Tyler Young have led the attack for coach Robbie Barker. The Spartans get Belmont Hill Wednesday.

Two-time defending Elite champ Kimball Union (18-5-0) continues on its roll, defeating ranked teams Exeter (2-0) and Tilton (5-3). The #3 Wildcats have yet another battle on Wednesday with #9 Northfield, then will take on Holderness Friday and New Hampton Saturday.

Another team on a roll is #4 Dexter Southfield (12-3-4), continuing its move up the rankings.  A solid 7-0 win over St. George’s preceeded the tie with Lawrence. Pomfret is up on Wednesday before a tough weekend battling Exeter (Friday) and Andover (Saturday).

#5 St. Sebastian’s (14-4-0) quietly goes about its business, with a pair of 4-3 wins over Nobles and Thayer this week. The Arrows look ahead to Milton Academy (Wednesday), St. Paul’s (Friday) and Proctor (Saturday) in a tough week. Defenseman Jayden Struble is having a big year.

After losing big to Salisbury, #6 Gunnery rebounded with a 5-1 verdict over Hill School. The Highlanders play once this week, Wednesday against Millbrook.

#7 Tilton (15-4-0) downed New Hampton (5-2) but then suffered a couple of losses to KUA and Northfield. The Rams are ready to rebound Wednesday against Berwick, then have Exeter on Saturday in another big game.

And, #8 Exeter (13-5-2) is back in the picture, grabbing wins over Berwick (4-2) and Cushing (3-1) around the loss to KUA. Holderness is Wednesday’s opponent before a big weekend.

#9 Northfield (14-4-1) cracks the top ten, after a week that saw a tie with Cushing (2-2) and wins over Worcester Academy and Tilton.  The Hoggers are ready for Wednesday’s test with KUA, and get Vermont Academy on Saturay.

Wins over Berwick (3-2) and Belmont Hill (4-2) have St. Paul’s (13-5-1) at #10. New Hampton is up on Wednesday.

Rounding out the Top 15 this week are #11 Proctor (14-6-1), #12 Westminster (9-4-1), #13 Avon Old Farms (11-5-1), #14 Deerfield (10-6-1) and #15 Rivers (13-6-2).

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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