Girls Prep Hockey – Top 15: Regular Seaon Enters Final Stretch; Teams Jockeying For Playoff Positioning

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopouloshttp://www.hnibnews.com
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
1Nobles11602
2Williston21410
3Cushing41151
4St. Paul's5841
5Andover31014
6Loomis Chaffee61024
7Tabor7933
8Dexter Southfield81121
9Kent9652
10Vermont Academy111221
11Deerfield12524
12Choate13853
13New Hampton10872
14BB&NNR781
15BrooksNR972

Hard to believe we are entering the final three weeks of the regular season. Many teams are looking ahead to a possible tournament spot, including the top clubs hoping for an Elite Tournament bid.

There was a little movement in this week’s HNIB News Girls Prep Top 15, including two newcomers at the bottom.

#1 Nobles (16-0-2) had a scare Saturday, hanging on for a 4-3 win over Brooks after the Bishops scored three third period goals. The ‘Dawgs also blanked St. George’s. Next up: Groton (Wednesday), BB&N (Friday), The Hill School (Saturday).

#2 Williston (14-1-0) also had a battle, earning a one-goal win over Taft (2-1) in its only game. Next up: Choate (Wednesday), Andover (Saturday).

Cushing (11-5-1) is up a spot to #3 this week. The Penguins knocked off New Hampton. Next up: Rivers (Monday), Lawrence Academy (Wednesday), Loomis Chaffee (Friday), Northfield (Saturday).

#4 St. Paul’s (9-4-1) beat New Hampton Friday in its first game in 13 days. Next up: New Hampton (Wednesday), Tabor (Friday), Pomfret (Saturday).

#5 Andover (10-1-4) had a heart-breaking loss to Tabor, its first setback of the season, but rebounded and beat New Hampton. Next up: Milton Academy (Friday), Williston (Saturday).

A pair of 4-0 shutout wins (Hotchkiss, Gunn School) highlighted the week for #6 Loomis Chaffee (10-2-4). Next up: Cushing (Friday), Choate (Saturday).

#7 Tabor (9-3-3) followed up the big win over Andover and with a 4-0 decision of St. Mark’s. The Seawolves may be playing their best hockey of the season. Next up: Middlesex (Wednesday), St. Paul’s (Friday), Governor’s Academy (Saturday).

Dexter Southfield (11-2-1) remains firm at #8. A 3-0 shutout of Exeter was its only game this past week. Next up: Winchendon (Wednesday), Proctor (Friday).

#9 Kent (6-5-2) was idle this week. Next up: Canterbury (Wednesday), Hoosac (Friday), Millbrook (Saturday).

Moving into the Top 10 this week is #10 Vermont Academy (12-2-1) after a week that included wins over Winchendon, Proctor and Exeter. Next up: Tilton (Wednesday), Hoosac (Saturday).

Rounding out this week’s rankings are #11 Deerfield (5-2-4), #12 Choate (8-5-3), #13 New Hampton (8-7-2), and newcomers #14 BB&N (7-8-1) and #15 Brooks (9-7-2).

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