A busy weekend of holiday tournament action means changes in New England Hockey Journal’s third Prep School Coaches Poll of the season.
But the team at the top is not a newcomer as Coach Andrew Will’s Salisbury Crimson Knights returned to the No. 1 spot for the second time this winter after completing a four-game sweep at the Flood-Marr Tournament over the weekend.
No. 2 Dexter and No. 3 Andover were two of the five schools that earned their highest ranking of the season to date in this week’s poll. The Big Blue, which advanced to the Flood-Marr title game before dropping a one-goal decision to Salisbury, is ranked for the first time. Gunnery and St. Sebastian’s also return to the poll after a one-week hiatus.
In addition to the 10 ranked teams, seven others received top-10 votes. Teams receive 10 points for a first-place vote, nine for a second-place vote, eight for a third-place vote, etc.