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Girls D2 Prep Poll: Worcester Academy moving up

Girls Prep D2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Rivers1923
2Worcester Academy3830
3Kimball Union7831
4Canterbury2843
5Thayer5932
6Gunnery4470
7Brooks7372
8Tilton8743
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Rivers (9-2-3) hangs on to the #1 ranking in this week’s HNIB News Girls Division 2 Prep poll, which saw the rest of the pack jostle a bit.

The Red Wings beat Brooks (4-1) and Winchendon (4-1), lost to Nobles (3-0) and tied St. George’s (1-1). Coming up, Rivers will see BB&N (Wednesday), then travel to Groton (Friday) and Brewster Academy (Saturday).

#2 Worcester Academy (8-3-0) had a pair of shutout wins over Exeter (2-0) and Portsmouth Abbey (7-0) and looks to continue on a roll this week against Proctor (Monday) and North Yarmouth Academy (Saturday).

#3 Kimball Union (8-3-1) bounced back from a loss to Stanstead College with a 3-0 win over Holderness.  Vermont Academy (Wednesday) and Hebron (Saturday) are on this week’s plate.

Canterbury (8-4-3) suffered its first D2 loss with a 4-0 setback to Greenwich Academy and moves down a bit to #4. The Saints have just one game this week, but it is a big one against Gunnery.

#5 Thayer (9-3-2) also got tripped up, falling 1-0 to Southfield. The Tigers were also tied by Berwick (3-3) and downed Albany Academy (7-1). This week’s foes? St. Paul’s on Wednesday and Kents Hill on Saturday.

After a 10-day layoff, #6 Gunnery (4-7-0) returned to action and fell to D1 power Williston 3-0. Another D1 opponent looms Monday with Hotchiss. The Highlanders also see Lawrenceville on Saturday after the Canterbury battle.

Don’t be fooled by #7 Brooks (3-7-2) overall mark. The Bishops have more than held their own against D2 competition. They have a key one Wednesday with #8 Tilton (7-4-3). The Rams beat Holderness (4-1) and NYA (4-0) this past week. Tilton also hosts Albany Academy (Friday) and Northfield Mt. Hermon (Saturday).

A host of teams are lurking just outside the poll. Keep an eye on Proctor, Groton, Governors Academy and defending champion St. George’s

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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