As is often the case early in the season, there were plenty of results from last week that left longtime viewers of prep hockey scratching their head.
10 of the 15 teams New England Hockey Journal’s Preseason Top 15 Rankings suffered at least one loss, including the top two teams in prep hockey. Many of these early season losses can be chalked up to teams still coming together. There is always a lot of turnover in prep hockey with players leaving for junior hockey or graduation.
Tip of the Hat: Each week this season in this space, we’ll honor a deserving team from the week before. This week, an old tip of the hat goes to Vermont Academy, a team that might not always earn the recognition throughout the region. The Wildcats went 3-0, including a shocking upset of defending champion and Lakes Region rival Kimball Union. VA has come a long way since Chris Davidson took over, and last week’s results warrant some kudos.