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Boys Prep Top 15: Lawrence Academy, Salisbury Hold On To Top Two Spots

Boys Prep Top 15

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Lawrence Academy11620
2Salisbury21621
3Avon Old Farms31720
4Kimball Union42051
5Dexter Southfield51930
6Nobles71442
7Cushing91563
8St. Mark's101521
9Brunswick61752
10Hotchkiss111341
11Loomis Chaffee121134
12St. Sebastian's81351
13New Hampton131772
14Millbrook141771
15Tilton151154

Lawrence Academy (16-2-0) remains #1 in this latest installment of the HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15. The Spartans played just once, a nailbiting 2-1 win over Belmont Hill. A big week ahead features Thayer (Wednesday), St. Sebastian’s (Friday) and St. Paul’s (Saturday).

#2 Salisbury (16-2-1) also had just one game, a 5-4 win over Trinity Pawling. The Crimson Knights take on Taft Wednesday and them #11 Loomis Chaffee (11-3-4) on Saturday.

A 4-3 OT win over Westminster was the only decision for #3 Avon Old Farms (17-2-0). The Winged Beavers will ready for Gunnery (Wednesday) and Deerfield (Saturday).

#4 Kimball Union (20-5-1) blanked Northfield (6-0) and then rallied for a huge OT win over #13 New Hampton (17-7-2), 7-6 The Wildcats play Andover Wednesday before a rematch with New Hampton Friday and then Holderness on Saturday.

#5 Dexter Southfield (19-3-0) also will see New Hampton (on Wednesday). D-S is coming off wins over Pomfret (3-1) and Andover (7-2).

Nobles (14-4-2) climbs up to #6 after wins over Thayer (4-3) and Tabor (4-1). The Bulldogs, 6-0-1 in their last seven, have Governors Academy (Wednesday) and Milton Academy (Saturday).

#7 Cushing (15-6-3) is up as well this week after big wins over Hoosac and Vermont Academy. The Penguins have weekend games planned with #8 St. Mark’s (15-2-1) on Friday and Canterbury on Saturday.

St. Mark’s won three straight this past week, including a 6-3 decision of #12 St. Sebastian’s (13-5-1) Saturday. Middlesex will be Saturday’s opponent.

Brunswick (17-5-2) drops a bit to #9 after 4-3 setback to Albany Academy Saturday. The Bruins did beat Lawrenceville by that same 4-3 score earlier in the week and are scheduled to play Delbarton (Tuesday), Gunnery (Friday) and Berkshire (Saturday).

#10 Hotchkiss (13-4-1) is now unbeaten in eight (7-0-1) after 3-1 bookend wins over Trinity Pawling and Choate. Wednesday, the Bearcats will see Westminster and then Saturday it will be Taft.

Millbrook (17-7-1) remains firm at #14 as does Tilton (11-5-4) at #15.

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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