February 17, 2014

NE Prep Hockey Rankings

Rank Record The Skinny
1 ...18-2-1 (1) ...
2 ...18-1-4 (2) ...
7 Choate x-x-x(NR) Beat Avon, Taft, and NMH this past week. The Wild Boars are the Silky Sullivan of prep hockey, coming from the middle of the pack with eight straight wins. Are a healthy 3-2-3 vs. TUC. Last season, Choate collapsed at the end with four straight losses -- and this year's upperclassmen surely remember. They finish the regular season vs. Loomis (Wed.) and @ #1 Kent (Sat.)
8 Berkshire x-x-x
9 Kimball Union x-x-x(NR) Are unbeaten in last six (5-0-1), which includes a big 4-3 OT win at Cushing on Saturday. Are a respectable 3-3-2 vs. TUC but need help from outside forces as their only remaining games will come at the Lakes Region Tournament Fri. and Sat. Joey Dudek is back in the lineup, which helps enormously.
10 Northfield - Mt. Hermon x-x-x(10) Beat Exeter 7-3 on Wed., and Loomis on Sat., but came up short vs. Choate on Sunday, which hurt their chances for an Elite 8 berth. Are 6-6-0 vs. TUC. Host Andover (Wed.) and travel to Tabor (Sat.).
* Note: Only games between NEPSIHA Div. I schools -- the principal factor in determining seedings for the playoffs -- are included in the won-lost records above.