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Connecticut D1 Poll: Darien vaults back to the top

Connecticut Division I Poll

3Notre Dame (WH)3731
6St. Joseph7540
7Notre Dame (F)5550
8Northwest Catholic8610
9Fairfield Prep9251

The defending champs did it to Greenwich again, Xavier took a tumble at an odd time, a couple of old powers showed signs of stirring … and then it snowed.

Just another topsy-turvy week in the HNIB News Connecticut Top 10, starting at the top: David Voigt’s shutout helped No. 1 Darien past now No. 2 Greenwich 3-0 and back into the top spot. The Blue Wave also knocked off No. 6 St. Joseph 5-3, though they had to come from behind to do that.

Mid-Atlantic-Festival-Ad-300x250No. 3 Notre Dame-West Haven and No. 4 Xavier both lost this week, the latter a little more surprisingly. Xavier lost to New Canaan 5-1 in its first game of the week. Notre Dame fell to Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island.

No. 5 Simsbury needed overtime but got past East Catholic 3-2 on Jake Arnold’s goal. No. 7 Notre Dame-Fairfield wasn’t so lucky, falling to Hamden, its third loss in five games.

No. 8 Northwest Catholic didn’t play but has a busy week to come, with strong Divison II South Windsor and Conard before a showdown with Simsbury on Saturday.

No. 9 Fairfield Prep came back from a layoff with a win over West Haven; it’ll get a test against Xavier on Wednesday. No. 10 Glastonbury didn’t play this week and faces Notre Dame-Fairfield on Monday.

New Canaan, which followed its big win with a loss to Ridgefield, gets its first crack at Darien on Saturday; Ridgefield gets its chance at the Blue Wave on Wednesday. Hamden faces Notre Dame-West Haven on Monday and Simsbury on Wednesday.

Michael Fornabaio

Michael Fornabaio

Michael writes for Hockey Night in Boston, covers the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the Connecticut Post, and once covered the Beast of New Haven. He grew up at the New Haven Coliseum. Story, blog links @BSTSoundinOff blog.ctnews.com/fornabaio.
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