Girls Prep Hockey – This Week’s Top 15: Nobles Climbs To Top Of The Ladder

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
1Nobles3701
2Williston1511
3Kent6402
4Loomis Chaffee4530
5Phillips Andover2311
6St. Paul’s7630
7Tabor8611
8DeerfieldNR611
9Westminster14521
10Millbrook13630
11Groton10521
12New Hampton11522
13Thayer15621
14Taft12440
15ChoateNR530

Catapulted by an impressive sweep to the Harrington Tournament championship, Nobles (7-0-1) has moved into the #1 spot in our first in-season HNIB News Girls Prep Top 15.

The ‘Dawgs beat St. Paul’s in the title game and outscored four opponents by a 17-2 margin. They come back from break on January 3 at Dexter Southfield.

Pre-season #1 and two-time defending Elite 8 champion Williston got beat by St. Paul’s, and tied by Westminster at the Harrington Tournament, so fall to #2 this week. The Wildcats host a good Groton team on January 2.

#3 Kent (4-0-2) is still unbeaten. The Lions did have a pair of ties this past weekend at the Patsy Odden Tournament with Tabor and Andover. Their first game back? A trip to Nobles on January 6.

A Patsy Odden Tournament title, which included a win over Andover, has Loomis Chaffee (5-3-0) at #4. Winners of four straight, the Pelicans get Berkshire next (January 6).

#5 Phillips Andover (3-1-1) drops a bit but will be ready to start a run on January 6 when they host Choate.

Both #6 St. Paul’s (6-3-0) and #7 Tabor (6-1-1) are up a rung. Two of St Paul’s losses are to Nobles and Williston. #8 Deerfield (6-1-1) is up next on January 6. The Seawolves, whose only loss is to Andover, host Williston on January 6.

Deerfield moves into the rankings this week at #8 after a strong start to the season that includes a win over Loomis Chaffee.

#9 Westminster (5-2-1) jumps up to #9. The Martlets return from break to face Taft on January 6.

Watkins Tournament champions Millbrook (6-3-0) stands at #10. The Mustangs look ahead to Kimball Union (January 6) and Tilton (January 7).

Rounding out these latest rankings at #11 Groton (5-2-1), #12 New Hampton (5-2-2), #13 Thayer (6-2-1), #14 Taft (4-3-0) and #14 Choate (5-3-0).

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