Girls Prep Hockey – The Latest Top 15: #1 Nobles Hosts #2 Phillips Andover Wednesday; Williston, Loomis Knock Heads Saturday

Gary Demopoulos
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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 Top 15

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Nobles12003
2Phillips Andover41531
3Williston21621
4Loomis Chaffee31641
5Kent6932
6Tabor91253
7Deerfield51532
8Choate81460
9St. Paul’s71370
10Groton111352
11New Hamptpn121255
12BB&N141074
13Westminster101062
14Dexter SouthfieldNR1283
15Thayer131462
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Coming down the home stretch of the 2023-2024 season and the teams are all jostling for position, trying to nail down a spot in the Elite 8 Tournament.

Despite a couple of recent ties, Nobles (20-0-3) keeps firm grip on the #1 spot in this latest HNIB News Girls Prep Top 15. The ‘Dawgs knocked off a good Hill School team in a non-league battle over the weekend after a pair of 1-1 deadlocks with Groton and BB&N. Nobles readies for a showdown with red-hot now #2 Phllips Andover (15-3-1) on Wednesday.

Andover is now in the #2 spot thanks to a 1-0 win Saturday over two-time defending Elite 8 champion Williston. The Big Blue also had wins over Austin Prep and Milton Academy this week. Worcester Academy is Saturday’s opponent.

Prior to falling to Andover, #3 Williston (16-2-1) had a solid win over Choate. The Wildcats host Worcester Academy on Wednesday, then have another huge tilt on Saturday with #4 Loomis Chaffee (16-4-1).

Loomis got upended by Choate On Saturday, 2-1, and looks to rebound Wednesday against Lawrenceville.

Kent (9-3-2) moves into the #5 spot after picking up wins over Canterbury and Millbrook. The Lions face Hotchkiss on Wednesday.

A big mover is #6 Tabor (12-5-3). The Seawolves picked up wins over Middlesex (6-1), St. Paul’s (2-0) and Governor’s Academy (6-1). They also have a big week with BB*N (Wednesday) and Nobles (Saturday).

#7 Deerfield (15-3-2) had a tie with Westminster, and beat Berkshire Saturday (3-1). The Big Green looks ahead to Cushing Wednesday and Hotchkiss Saturday.

#8 Choate (14-6-0) rebounded from that loss to Williston with the big win over Loomis Chaffee. Berkshire (Wednesday) and Taft (Saturday) are on this week’s slate.

#9 St. Paul’s (13-7-2) had a tough loss to Tabor but looks to pick it up with a three-game week, including a pair of games with Phillips Exeter.

Groton (13-5-2) jumps into the top ten in this latest ranking, coming off the tie with Nobles. The Zebras have Brooks (Wednesday) and St. George’s (Saturday) on the docket.

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