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Boys Prep Top 15: Red-Hot Salisbury Moves To Head Of The Class

Boys Prep Top 15

2Lawrence Academy11220
3Dexter Southfield21620
4Avon Old Farms41320
5Kimball Union51651
6St. Sebastian's71230
9Loomis Chaffee111023
11St. Mark's61021
12New Hampton151561
15Phillips Exeter141261

Being the only team in last week’s Top 6 not to suffer a loss this past week, surging Salisbury (14-1-1) moves into the top spot in the HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15.

The Crimson Knights, whose Saturday game against Kent was postponed, had big wins over Choate (7-1) and Trinity-Pawling (7-0). They host Berkshire (Monday) and Gunnery (Wednesday) this week.

Previous #1 Lawrence Academy (12-2-0) drops a spot after a 3-2 setback to Nobles. The Spartans, who also outlasted Milton Academy (7-5), get set to face Governors Academy (Wednesday), Tabor (Friday) and a huge battle with #3 Dexter Southfield (16-2-0) this Saturday, the third meeting between the two powers.

Dexter Southfield fell to Thayer Friday (4-3) and rebounded with a 7-0 win over Brooks Saturday. They are at St. George’s on Wednesday.

#4 Avon Old Farms (13-2-0) holds firm, despite a 2-0 loss Saturday to Berkshire. The Winged Beavers, who did beat Kent (6-0) and Northfield (4-1), will see Westminster (Monday), Loomis Chaffee (Wednesday) and Choate (Friday).

Deerfield surprised #5 Kimball Union (16-5-1) on Wednesday (3-1) but the Wildcats came back with weekend wins over Brewster Academy and Stanstead College Prep. The Wildcats are at Exeter (Wednesday) and then host surging Tilton (Saturday) in a key Lakes Division matchup.

St. Sebastian’s (12-3-0) moves up a spot to #6 with a solid week getting victories over Andover (3-1) and Governors Academy (7-1). Stern tests loom this week with #8 Nobles (Wednesday) and Thayer (Friday).

#7 Brunswick (14-4-2) continues to win, and move up. The Bruins most recently beat Hill School 8-2. They look ahead to Williston on Saturday.

Nobles (11-4-1) followed the key win over Lawrence with a 3-2 win over Andover. After the St. Sebastian’s showdown Wednesday, the Bulldogs are at Rivers Friday.

Loomis Chaffee (10-2-3) is up a spot to #9 following wins over Taft and Westminster and a 1-1 tie Saturday with #10 Cushing (11-6-2). The Pelicans host Andover Saturday after the Avon contest.

Cushing gets Worcester Academy (Monday), Northfield (Wednesday) and Exeter (Saturday).

Rounding out this week’s Top 15 are #11 St. Mark’s (10-2-1), #12 New Hampton (15-6-1), #13 Hotchkiss (9-4-1), #14 Millbrook (14-7-0) and #15 Phillips Exeter (12-6-1).

TEAMS TO WATCH: Tilton, Gunnery, Kent, Berkshire, Belmont Hill

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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