Girls Prep D2 Top 10: Final Regular Season Week Key For Playoff Positioning

Gary Demopoulos
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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Girls Prep D2 Top 10

RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
3St. George's3955
4Worcester Academy41193
6Vermont Academy71372
7Kimball Union61263

With a week to go in the regular season, playoff berths and positioning are still very much up in the air for a host of teams. Results this week will play a big role in shaping the final picture.

Brooks (17-2-2) continues to hold down the #1 position in this week’s HNIB News Girls D2 Prep Top 10, after carving out a pair of 2-1 wins over Groton and Middlesex. The Bishops, who look to be the top seed in the post-season, finish with St. Mark’s (Wednesday) and Governors Academy (Saturday).

#2 Rivers (15-5-1) is showing it should be a post-season force. The Red Wings downed Governors (3-1) and Proctor (7-0). Lawrence Academy (Wednesday) and Dexter Southfield (Saturday) are on this week’s plate.

#3 St. George’s (9-5-5) shaded Milton (1-0) and then tied Groton (3-3).  The Dragons face D1 powerhouse Tabor (Wednesday) and get Middlesex on Saturday.

#4 Worcester Academy (11-9-3) came up short against D1 opponents Winchendon (2-1) and Andover (5-1) and was also tied by Holderness (4-4). The Hilltoppers have a key final weekend with trips to Greenwich Academy

(Friday) and Canterbury (Saturday).#5 Berwick (18-7-3) fell big to New Hampton Sunday, after a win over Winsor (6-1) and a tie with Tilton (2-2). The EIL post-season tournament starts Wednesday and the Bulldogs will be favored.

Vermont Academy (13-7-2) continues to creep into the picture. 3-2 wins over Gunnery and Kimball Union have the defending champion Wildcats at #6 this week. They will see Canterbury (Tuesday) and Brewster Academy (Wednesday).

#7 Kimball Union (12-6-3) did beat Hebron (8-1) and Tilton (3-0) and will try their luck with New Hampton on Wednesday. These Wildcats would be a tough out in the post-season.

#8 Thayer (13-8-1) is also jockeying for position. The Tigers had shutout wins over St. Mark’s (2-0) and NYA (6-0) around a loss to Nobles. They must deal with Groton (Wednesday) and BB&N (Thursday).

#9 Holderness (12-8-3) had a much-needed solid week, with wins over Proctor (3-0) and Middlesex (5-1) around that 4-4 tie with Worcester. The Bulls finish with Brewster Academy (Monday) and Kents Hill (Wednesday).

Groton (9-10-4) hangs on to the #10 spot. The Zebras battled top-ranked Brooks hard in the 2-1 loss and St. George’s as well.

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