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Girls D2 Prep Poll: Rivers, Worcester Academy face off Wednesday

Girls Prep D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Rivers11235
2Kimball Union31232
3Worcester Academy21241
4Canterbury41154
5Gunnery5891
6Thayer61353
7Tilton71363
8ProctorNR984
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Two tough road games are on tap for Rivers (12-3-5), the #1 team again in this week’s HNIB News Girls D2 Prep Top 8.

The Redwings, who lost to Tabor (3-1) before rebounding against Milton (3-0), travel to Worcester Academy (Wednesday) and St. Mark’s (Friday).

Kimball Union (12-3-2) sneaks into this week’s poll #2 spot. The Wildcats tied up Proctor (1-1) in their only action of the week. They tangle with D1 Exeter on Wednesday and then Berwick Academy on Saturday.

#3 Worcester Academy (12-4-1) needed a last second goal to tie Southfield (2-2), then fell by a goal to Winchendon (2-1). The Hilltoppers hope for a solid effort against Rivers, then get Vermont Academy on Saturday.

#4 Canterbury (11-5-4) blanked both D1 Taft (2-0) and Lawrenceville (2-0) in its only action of the week. The Saints will tackle D1 #2 Kent Wednesday, before taking a trip to Exeter for weekend games with Hebron (Saturday) and Kents Hill (Sunday).

#5 Gunnery (8-9-1) fell to D1 #4 Loomis Chaffee (6-2) in its only game of the week. Looking ahead, the Highlanders have a busy week with Millbrook (Wednesday), Vermont Academy (Friday) and Greenwich Academy (Saturday) on the docket.

#6 Thayer (13-5-3) had a split week, beating Brooks (3-1) before falling to Milton Academy (4-3). The Tigers will see Governors Academy (Wednesday) and Lawrence Academy (Saturday).

Tilton (13-6-3) remains at #7. The Rams battled hard in a loss to New Hampton (3-1), then beat Hoosac (2-0) and Pingree (8-1). Tilton will be at Vermont Academy (Wednesday) in its only action.

By virtue of that 1-1 tie with Kimball Union, Proctor (9-8-4) jumps back into this week’s poll at #8. The Hornets also beat Berwick (5-1) after falling to Vermont Academy (5-3). Three road games loom this week: Brewster Academy (Wednesday), Southfield (Friday) and Holderness (Saturday).

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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