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Boys Prep Top 15: Lawrence Academy Assumes Control

Boys Prep Top 15

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Lawrence Academy2910
2Dexter Southfield11310
3Salisbury31011
4Avon Old Farms5910
5Kimball Union61241
6Loomis Chaffee11812
7Kent4830
8St. Mark's8711
9Cushing14851
10Brunswick131141
11St. Sebastian's7930
12Gunnery10951
13NoblesNR831
14New HamptonNR1151
15HotchkissNR630

Holiday break is now over and everyone is back to hockey business in the prep school ranks. Action began in earnest this past week.

The first HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15 of the new year also sees a new top club, as Lawrence Academy (9-1-0) slides into the top spot, thanks to a win over previous #1 Dexter Southfield in the finals of the Watkins Tournament.

The Spartans were actually off this past weekend, and swing back into things with a pair of tough Keller Division games against Nobles (Wednesday) and Thayer (Saturday).

#2 Dexter Southfield (13-1-0) rebounded in a big way from that loss, downing Rivers (6-1) and St. Mark’s (8-2). They are off until weekend games with New Hampton (Saturday) and Hill (Sunday).

Salsibury (10-1-1) holds firm at #3 after returning to action with wins over Brunswick (4-2) and Deerfield (3-2). Cushing (Wednesday) and Westminster (Saturday) will be tough tests this week for the Crimson Knights.

#4 Avon Old Farms (9-1-0) made it four straight wins after downing Taft (4-1). A busy week has Hotchkiss (Wednesday), Pomfret (Friday) and Kent (Saturday).

#5 Kimball Union (12-4-1) bounced back from a loss to St. Andrew’s College at the Prep Cup by knocking off Shattuck St. Mary’s and Culver, then followed that with come-from-behind wins over Governor’s Academy and Cushing. The Wildcats look ahead to Lakes Division contests with Vermont Academy (Wednesday) and St. Paul’s (Saturday).

A 2-0 win over #7 Kent jumps Loomis Chaffee (8-1-2) up to #6. The Pelicans will tackle Deerfield (Wednesday) and Hotchkiss (Saturday).

Kent (8-3-0) hopes to get back into the win column with Millbrook (Monday) and Trinity Pawling (Wednesday) before seeing Avon Old Farms (Saturday).

#8 St. Mark’s (7-1-1) suffered its first loss with the setback to Dexter Southfield. Eberhart Division rivals Roxbury Latin (Wednesday) and Rivers (Saturday) are up this week.

#9 Cushing (8-5-1) posted wins over Canterbury (6-3), New Hampton (3-2) and Thayer (5-1) and had tough one-goal losses to Lawrence Academy and Kimball Union. The Penguins would like nothing better than to knock off Salisbury Wednesday.

#10 Brunswick (11-4-1) took home the title at the Belmont Hill-Nichols Tournament.

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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