February 18, 2019

New England Prep Hockey Rankings

Rank Record The Skinny
(1) Rolling along. Only one loss since Dec. 5th and that was a 5-2 decision to St. Andrew's College on Jan. 25th. GPG: 5.30 (1st), GAA: 2.66 (28th). LAST WEEK: No games (Saturday's scheduled game at Avon was ppd. due to the flu at Salisbury.) THIS WEEK: @ Avon (Tues.), vs. Hotchkiss (Wed.), vs. Canterbury (Sat.)
Kimball Union
(2) The Wildcats' 4 losses have come to teams in this poll -- Tilton, Salisbury, Deerfield (2x). Only the iron. And they'll be facing the iron over the next week or two. Junior Tomas Mazura's 36 assists are 2nd in the league. GPG: 4.44 (5th), GAA: 1.86 (6th). LAST WEEK: Beat Proctor 5-2, beat Cushing 5-2, tied Cushing 1-1. THIS WEEK: @ Lakes Region Tournament (Fri. & Sat.)
St. Sebastian's
(3) Unlike KUA, Seb's has lost a couple games to sub-.500 teams (Berkshire, Tabor) but not for a while as the Arrows have reeled off 11 straight wins. Wednesday's Seb's @ LA game looms. LA will be looking to avenge the 9-2 shellacking they took on Jan. 8th. GPG: 4.60 (3rd), GAA: 2.29 (15th). LAST WEEK: Beat Tabor 5-4, beat Gov's 6-2. THIS WEEK: @ LA (Wed.), @ Thayer (Fri.)
(5) Riding a 17-game undefeated streak. Last loss was Dec. 30 to NMH. GPG: 3.96 (8th), GAA: 1.40 (1st). LAST WEEK: Beat Berwick 9-1, beat Winchendon 4-2, beat Kents Hill 6-0. THIS WEEK: @ Pingree (Wed.), vs. Hoosac (Fri.)
Lawrence Academy
(4) Lost for the second time on Sat. @ St. Mark's, a 1-0 decision. GPG: 3.75 (9th), GAA: 1.86 (4th). LAST WEEK: beat Gov's 8-4, beat BB&N 5-0, lost to St. Mark's 1-0. THIS WEEK: @ Milton (Mon.), vs. Seb's (Wed.), vs. Tabor (Sat.)
Frederick Gunn School
(6) Chugging along on an 8-game win streak. Junior Alex Jefferies and senior Robert Cronin are 1-2 in league scoring, each good for nearly 2 PPG. GPG: 4.44 (6th), GAA: 2.46 (22nd). LAST WEEK: Tied Canterbury 3-3, Beat Pomfret 3-1, beat Brunswick 6-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Bishop's (Mon.), vs. Westy (Wed.), @ Berkshire (Sat.)
Northfield Mt. Hermon
(8) Senior Devan Tongue is 1st in the league with 37 assists. G Connor Hasley has the 4th-highest GAA of all prep goalies with over 1,000 minutes played. GPG: 3.48 (13th), GAA: 1.55 (2nd). LAST WEEK: Beat Exeter 3-2, beat Loomis 4-1, beat Choate 7-1. THIS WEEK: vs. Andover (Wed.), @ Hoosac (Sat.)
(7) Have lost 2 out of 3, with the losses coming to Holderness and Brewster. For a week or so they were playing with a short bench due to injuries and the flu. The Rams are tough to stop when their offense is in gear. GPG: 4.58 (4th), GAA: 2.15 (12th). LAST WEEK: Lost to Brewster 7-5, beat Hebron 8-0. THIS WEEK: @ VA (Wed.), @ Lakes Region Tournament (Fri.-Sat.)
(N/R) Senior Thomas Gale was on his game in Saturday's 1-0 35-save shutout of Exeter. He's had 2 SOs in his last 3 games. That's a good sign for the Big Green because he's the key. Half of Deerfield's 8 losses have come to TUCs. GPG: 3.48 (12th), GAA: 2.30 (15th). LAST WEEK: Beat Taft 5-1, lost to Williston 3-2, beat Exeter 1-0. THIS WEEK: @ Kent (Wed.), @ Westy (Sat.)
(9) Check out the GPG and GAA numbers below. That's quite the split! But Westy has long been defense-oriented. It's the Martlet way. Junior Ian Shane has a .932 save percentage, 6th among goalies with over 1,000 minutes played. GPG: 2.95 (34th), GAA: 1.89 (5th). LAST WEEK: Beat Loomis 4-1, tied Berkshire 2-2. THIS WEEK: @ Gunnery (Wed.), vs. Bel Hill (Fri.), vs. Deerfield (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.