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Connecticut Boys D1 Top 10: Fairfield Prep Holds At No. 1; ND-West Haven, Xavier, Hamden Move Up

Connecticut Boys Division 1 Top 10

1Fairfield Prep1200
2Notre Dame West Haven3100
3Xavier 5200
4Hamden 8200
6West Haven6200
7Notre Dame Fairfield9200
9Northwest Catholic10100
10New CanaanNR210

In an opening week of Connecticut Division 1 boys hockey that featured some movement throughout the rankings, one thing remained constant – Fairfield Prep at the top.

The two-time defending state champion Jesuits didn’t exactly have an easy go of it, but a tight 2-1 win against Ridgefield followed by Saturday’s 5-3 victory against Immaculate was enough to keep FP in the #1 spot.

Notre Dame-West Haven took advantage of the shakeup, riding its lone win against Immaculate to jump a spot to #2.

#3 Xavier had a strong opening week with wins against Greenwich and Ridgefield, but Hamden was even more impressive in jumping to #4. The Green Dragons scored big wins against New Canaan and Darien for a 2-0 start.

Darien did get a 7-0 win against Wilton, but dropped three spots to #5.

#6 West Haven, #7 Notre Dame-Fairfield and #9 Northwest Catholic are unbeaten to open the season. Ridgefield did drop both its games, but with arguably the toughest schedule to start of any team in the state (Fairfield Prep, Xavier), stays in the rankings at #8.

New Canaan is the lone new entry this week, at 2-1 after beating Greenwich and Prout (R.I.) while falling to Hamden.

Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Jim Clark has covered Massachusetts high school hockey for three decades, and joins Hockey Night in Boston for the 2019-20 season. Previously he was the lead high school hockey writer for 19 years for the Boston Herald, where he also worked full-time on the copy desk in the sports department and served as the paper's high schools editor from 2000-06. Clark was honored by the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Association with its William Stewart Award for contributions to the sport in May 2019, and also received the Joel Perlmutter Award for media coverage in 2006. A graduate of UMass, he also spent eight years as sports editor and reporter for the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass.
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