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Girls Prep Top 15: Kent, Loomis Chaffee Post Key Wins

Girls Prep Top 15

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Nobles11700
2Kent4931
3Tabor21110
4Williston31140
5Loomis Chaffee51041
6St. Paul's61130
7BB&N71130
8Rivers8930
9Phillips Andover9940
10Westminster101240
11Vermont Academy11930
12Worcester Academy121241
13Brooks14831
14New Hampton13860
15Phillips Exeter15960

A couple of key outcomes amongst the top clubs shuffles this week’s HNIB News Girls Prep Top 15 poll.

No change at the very top, though, as #1 Nobles improves to 17-0-0 after beating Winchendon (6-2) and Exeter (3-0). The ‘Dawgs have a three-game homestand this week, hosting Lawrence Academy (Wednesday), Cushing (Friday) and St. Paul’s (Saturday).

Defending champ Kent (9-3-1) moves up to #2. The Lions downed Pomfret Wednesday, and then knocked off #4 Williston Saturday by a 3-2 count. Kent faces Choate Wednesday.

#3 Tabor (11-1-0) suffered its first setback with a 3-2 loss to #5 Loomis Chaffee Saturday. Looking ahead, the Seawolves are at Milton Academy (Wednesday) and then host Hill School (Friday) and  #10 Westminster (Saturday).

Williston (11-4-0) did have a 3-2 win over Dexter Southfield prior to falling to Kent. They are at Westminster (Wednesday) and Hotchkiss (Saturday).

Loomis Chaffee (10-4-1) also knocked off Westminster and Taft, by the same 3-2 score and has won three in a row. The Pelicans take on BB&N (Wednesday) and Greenwich Academy (Friday).

#6 St. Paul’s (11-3-0) needed overtime to down #11 Vermont Academy (4-3) on Saturday. They take on Northfield Wednesday before the showdown with top-ranked Nobles.

#7 BB&N (11-3-0) edged #8 Rivers 1-0 this week and also bounced Winchendon 3-2 in OT. A big week also sees the Knights face #9 Andover (Friday) and Cushing (Saturday).

Rivers (9-3-0) has a busy week with Thayer (Wednesday), Exeter (Friday) and Milton Academy (Saturday).

#9 Andover (9-4-0) had 4-1 wins over Lawrence Academy and St. Mark’s. The Big Blue also has Cushing (Wednesday) and Deerfield (Saturday) this week.

#10 Westminster (12-4-0) is primed to make a big move this week with games against ranked opponents Williston (Wednesday) and Tabor (Saturday).

The rest of this week’s Top 15 has Vermont Academy (9-3-0) at #11, Worcester Academy (12-4-1) at #12, Brooks (8-3-1) at #13, New Hampton (8-6-0) at #14 and Exeter (9-6-0) at #15.

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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