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Vermont Division 1 Top 5: Essex Bests BFA/St. Albans In Battle For Top Spot, 1-0

Vermont Division 1 Top 5

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Essex11511
2Rice31340
3BFA/St.Albans21340
4Stowe51160
5SpauldingNR951

No one’s going to argue keeping Essex on top of the Green Mountain state’s top division. The team hasn’t lost since Dec. 28 and beat Champlain Valley (4-3), then BFA (1-0) in a matchup of our top two in the state this past weekend.

That loss to Essex means we’re going to flip-flop BFA/St. Albans with Rice at #2. Rice won twice this past week – beating South Burlington, 5-3, and Rutland, 9-3. BFA beat Middlebury Union, 3-1, before it lost to Essex.

It was an obvious choice to move #4 Stowe ahead of Middlebury Union this week. Stowe beat Middlebury, 6-5, on the road, two days after a 5-3 win over Colchester.

We’re giving #5 Spaulding the nod over Middlebury Union. Middlebury beat Spaulding, 2-0, Jan. 31, in the middle of a four-game skid for Spaulding. But it’s Middlebury that is on a losing streak now at two, whereas Spaulding has won two in a row – 7-3 over South Burlington and 5-3 over Rutland.

Dom Nicastro

Dom Nicastro

Dom Nicastro is a veteran sportswriter and journalist whose credits include the Gloucester Daily Times, Salem News, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune and Boston Magazine. This is his seventh season working for Hockey Night in Boston Magazine. He covers boys Eastern Mass. Division 3 and Rhode Island. He can be reached via email at [email protected]
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