It’s two weeks in a row we’re using “despite,” but despite an overtime win and a tie, we’ll keep Newtown atop Hockey Night In Boston’s Connecticut boys Division III poll this week. Masuk keeps looking good, but for now the Nighthawks stay in the top spot, with a win over New York’s Horace Greeley and a scoreless tie against New Fairfield/Immaculate.
The Panthers have won nine in a row, for their part, which is part of what makes it harder to keep them in second. They defeated NFA/St. Bernard/Bacon Academy 10-5 this week, then took down Stamford 4-3.
E.O. Smith/Tolland/Windham plays Newington/Berlin and Hall/Southington in the week to come. It beat Hall/Southington already this week to go to 4-2-1 in the past seven
We’ve been saying for weeks that Westhill was riding out the worst of its schedule. What happened when it got back to playing a Division III team? It beat Staples/Weston/Shelton 2-1. The Vikings are 3-0 against teams they could see in the state tournament, but in between they lost 10 in a row.
Staples had a three-game unbeaten streak come to an end against Westhill; it’d defeated New Fairfield/Immaculate by a goal.
Tri-Town lost 2-1 to Suffield despite 31 saves from Alex Bliesener; Jake King and Dan Bahl had the Suffield goals.
Hall/Southington is playing some tough games but not winning them; it’s dropped five in a row after a four-game winning streak. Sheehan has won six out of seven, though, with a couple of easy wins this week. And Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo got back to winning after a couple of games without a victory; Eric Chin made 15 saves to shut out Rocky Hill/RHAM/Middletown.
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