February 20, 2017

New England Prep Hockey Rankings

Rank Record The Skinny
1 ...19-3-1 (3) ...
2 ...19-2-3 (1) ...
7 Thayer x-x-x(7) Have lost 3 of the last 5. Are 1-5 vs. teams in poll, with losses to Rivers, Dexter, LA (2x), and a split with Bel Hill. PP unit is the best in prep hockey, and the #1 concern for all opponents. Last week: beat Tabor 6-4, lost to Milton 4-1, beat SPS 4-3. This week: vs. Milton (Wed.), vs. St. Seb's (Fri.)
8 Avon Old Farms x-x-x
9 Salisbury x-x-x(N/R) Like Avon, Salisbury relies a lot on underclassmen, primarily juniors, which bodes well for next season. Despite loss, showed heart coming back in 3rd period at Avon. Are 1-2 vs. teams in poll, beating Gunnery and losing to KUA and Avon. Senior Matt Holmes has 5 goals over the last 2 games. Last week: lost to Avon 5-4. This week: vs. Hotchkiss (Wed.), vs. Canterbury (Sat.)
10 Gunnery x-x-x(N/R) Young team with talent but also a lot of new faces to incorporate into the lineup, which they did successfully. The defending champs could be back in the Elite 8 upper reaches next season. Are 2-3-0 vs. teams in poll, having beat Exeter and Dexter, and lost to LA, Salisbury, and Avon. Last week: beat Canterbury 6-2, beat L'ville 11-1, beat Brunswick 5-1. This week: vs. Westy (Wed.), @ Berkshire (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.