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Nov. 20, 2022 — The Final Three

This morning in Windsor, Conn., the New England Preparatory Schools Athletic Council will be holding its annual championship games.

For most hockey aficionados, the Class A title game, at 11 a.m., is the one to watch between Greenwich (Conn.) Academy and Watertown Taft (Conn.). Both are long-time New England powerhouses and rivals, though GA has had the better of it in the last few years. Taft has not won the NEPSAC title since 1999, but GA has three top-flight titles since then.

In the Class B tournament, Newbury Governor’s Academy (Mass.) takes on Concord Middlesex (Mass.), while South Hamilton Pingree (Mass.) meets New Hampton (N.H.) in Class C.

The NEPSAC teams play fine hockey, often at a higher level than their public-school sisters. The global pandemic put a hard stop on the New England prep schools in the fall of 2020, but have been coming back with strength and ambition.

It is a good cherry on top for the scholastic season.