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Girls Prep Top 15: A Host Of Key Games On Tap This Week

Girls Prep Top 15

6St. Paul's7820
7Loomis Chaffee5731
9Phillips Andover9630
12Vermont Academy14720
13New Hampton11540
14Worcester AcademyNR830
15Phillips Exeter15630

In a scheduling coincidence, the top two teams in the most recent HNIB News Girls Prep Top 15 squared off with teams 3 and 4 on Saturday. There would be no change at the top.

Surging #1 Nobles (12-0-0) took care of #4 Kent (5-3-1) in a rematch of last year’s New England D1 title game, after downing Hotchkiss by the same score the night before on a weekend trip to Western CT.

#2 Tabor (9-0-0), in its first game back from winter break, downed #3 Williston 4-2.

The ‘Dawgs face #8 Rivers (7-1-0) in a key ISL battle on Monday, and then get Middlesex (Wednesday) and Berkshire (Saturday).

The Seawolves host #11 Brooks on Wednesday and face #13 New Hampton on Saturday.

#3 Williston (8-3-0), which did take the Winchendon Invitational with wins over Cushing, Lawrence Academy and the host team, will ready for Berkshire (Wednesday), St. Mark’s (Friday) and Gunnery (Saturday).

Prior to the Nobles loss, Kent did knock off Taft 4-1. The Lions get #7 Loomis Chaffee on Wednesday after Gunnery on Monday. Also ahead this week is a Saturday date with Lawrenceville.

#5 BB&N (8-1-0) returned from break with a solid win over Berkshire (6-1) and had its Saturday game with Groton postponed. The Knights will face #6 St. Paul’s (8-2-0) in a huge battle on Wednesday.

The game is the first of a big week for the Pelicans (8-2-0), who won a pair of games on Saturday with wins over Deerfield (4-2) and Lawrenceville (3-1). They also get #9 Andover this coming Saturday. BB&N beat St. Paul’s at the Harrington Tournament in late December.

Loomis Chaffee had wins over Canterbury and Berkshire, but were knotted up by Milton Academy on Friday. After Kent, they get Hotchkiss on Saturday.

#8 Rivers (7-1-0) had a key game with Brooks postponed on Saturday. That came on the heels of a win over Cushing (6-1). The Red Wings should be ready for Nobles on Monday. That game is followed by St. George’s (Wednesday) and Winchendon (Saturday).

Andover returned with home wins over Kimball Union (4-2) and Choate (7-0).  The Big Blue gets Brooks on Monday as they ready for St. Paul’s.

#10 Wesminster (7-3-0) beat Gunnery (5-1) and Taft (3-0). The Martlets look to continue their success in a busy week with Choate (Wednesday), Canterbury (Friday) and Northfield (Saturday).

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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