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Girls Prep D2 Poll: Thayer to challenge #1 Rivers Wednesday

Girls Prep D2 Poll

2Worcester Academy21030
3Kimball Union31031

The top six holds true to form in this latest HNIB News Girls D2 Prep rankings, while teams seven and eight did a flip-flop.

#1 Rivers (11-2-4) went 2-0-1 on the week, beating BB&N (3-1) and Groton (4-1), and then getting tied by Brewster Academy (2-2). A key game with Thayer on Wednesday is the Red Wings only game this week.

#2 Worcester Academy (10-3-0) won a pair of shutouts over Proctor (1-0) and NYA (4-0). The Hilltoppers will be tested by Brooks (Wednesday) and Holderness (Saturday).

#3 Kimball Union (10-3-1) continues to impress after a pair of 5-1 wins over Vermont Academy and Hebron. The Wildcats take on Holderness (Wednesday) and will see Governors Academy (Friday).

#4 Canterbury (8-4-4) tied with Gunnery (2-2) in its only action of this past week. Just one game looms for the coming week, a date with Rye Country Day on Wednesday.

#5 Thayer (10-4-2) fell to D1 power St. Paul’s (5-0) but rebounded with a 4-0 win over Kents Hill. The Tigers look to make a statement Wednesday against Rivers, and also will play Newton Country Day (Tuesday) and Middlesex (Saturday).

#6 Gunnery (5-8-1) also beat Hotchkiss (2-1) and fell to Lawrenceville (4-1). A busy week ahead has Taft (Monday), Berkshire (Wednesday) and Hill (Saturday).

#7 Tilton (9-5-3) jumps a peg. The Rams edged Brooks (3-2) and Albany Academy (3-1), and lost to D1 Northfield (4-0). Another D1 opponent – Exeter – looms on Wednesday, with Governors Academy on Saturday.

Brooks (4-8-2) hangs on to #8, bouncing back with a 2-1 win over Proctor. The Bishops will be at Southfield on Saturday after the Wednesday matchup with Worcester Academy.

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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