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Girls Prep Hockey Top 15: Nobles, Loomis Chaffee Come Away With Wins In Showdown Games

Girls Prep Top 15

4Loomis Chaffee51751
7St. Paul's71660
9Philllips Andover91471
10New Hampton101780
12Vermont Academy121660
14St. Mark'sNR12102
15Worcester Academy141592

This past Saturday was a big day in New England Girls Prep hockey, when four of the Top 5 teams in the HNIB News Girls Prep Top 15 squared off in key games.

As expected both were one-goal games and can be considered a preview of what to expect in the upcoming inaugural Girls Prep Hockey Elite 8 Tournament, which is officially named the Chuck Vernon Tournament. The eight team field will be announced this coming Sunday after the conclusion of the regular season.

#1 Nobles (27-0-1) was involved in one of those games, taking on #3 Tabor (21-2-0). It would be the ‘Dawgs who would prevail, taking a 1-0 OT win on an goal by Ellie Bayard.  Nobles did suffer its first blemish with a 1-1 tie with #9 Andover (14-7-1) earlier in the week, and also beat Thayer (4-1). Games against Governors Academy (Wednesday) and Milton (Saturday) close out the regular season.

#2 Kent (14-3-1) had a 2-1 win over Hotchkiss in its only action. The Lions take on Gunnery (Wednesday) and then have a key game of their own with a Saturday date against #8 Westminster (16-6-1).

The Seawolves finish their regular season with St. George’s (Wednesday) and Berkshire (Saturday).

Loomis Chaffee (17-5-1) moves up a spot to #4 after the Pelicans edged past #5 Williston (16-5-1) by a 2-1 count on Saturday, thanks to a pair of power play strikes by Cally Dixon. A big game looms Wednesday with Andover. Deerfield is Saturday’s opponent.

#6 BB&N (19-6-0) fell to Tabor, 3-1, early in the week before beating Lawrence Academy and St. Mark’s #7 St. Paul’s (16-6-0) won three games and closes the regular season Proctor on Wednesday.

Westminster takes on Lawrenceville on Wednesday, while Andover closes its season with Phillips Exeter Saturday. Both hope to earn a big to the Chuck Vernon Tournament.

#10 New Hampton (17-8-0) had wins over Dexter Southfield (3-0) and Northfield (4-1).

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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