Brunswick hockey top seed in Large School Tournament

The Brunswick School ice hockey team drew the No. 1 seed in the Large School Tournament and will face off against eight-seeded Thayer Academy on Wednesday at Avon Old Farms. 

League rules allow for a two-hour and 45-minute travel window before finding a neutral site for playoff games.  

Thayer, located in in Braintree, Mass., is just under three hours from Greenwich.

The Bruins held the No. 8 seed in the Elite Eight tournament until about 11 p.m. last night, when the final game of the prep season, Holderness (No. 52 ranked) vs. North Yarmouth Academy (ranked 54th), was inputed into the complex spreadsheet. 

Holderness’ victory bumped St. Paul’s into the Top 16 (by a calculation that went all the way to the fifth decimal point), which in turn, bumped Kimball Union into a tie with Brunswick for the final spot in the Elite Eight. 

Because KUA has a higher RPI (Rating Percentage Index) and the two teams did not meet head to head, the Wildcats won the tiebreaker. 

The Large School Tournament will include eight outstanding teams. In addition to Brunswick, Choate, Brooks, Belmont Hill, Berkshire, St. Sebastian’s, St. Paul’s and Thayer made the postseason. 

Wednesday’s game at Avon Old Farms is set for 3:30 p.m.

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