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Connecticut D1 Top 10: Big win vaults Greenwich to #2

Connecticut Division I Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Fairfield Prep11521
2Greenwich41720
3Ridgefield21540
4Xavier31360
5New Fairfield/Immaculate5933
6Notre Dame - West Haven51070
7Hamden71160
8Northwest Catholic9981
9New CanaanNR990
10Notre Dame Fairfield8880

With Presidents Day featuring a busy schedule of Connecticut HS hockey, this week’s HNIB News Division 1 poll has some extra action included, with some interesting results affecting this week’s rankings.

The big game Monday pitted Greenwich against Ridgefield, with the Cardinals prevailing.

The win moves Greenwich (17-2-0) up to #2 this week and was their eighth straight victory. The Cardinals close out the regular season Wednesday against St. Joseph.

Meanwhile, Fairfield Prep (15-2-1) continues in the top spot, taking a solid 5-1 win over Ridgefield. The Jesuits did fall Sunday in a non-league encounter with Massachusetts power Malden Catholic. Left on the regular season schedule are games with Catholic Memorial of Mass. (Wednesday) and Hamden (Saturday).

#3 Ridgefield (15-4-0) did have a win over Darien (5-3) in between the losses to the top two clubs. The Tigers face Notre Dame of West Haven Wednesday in their final regular season match.

Xavier (13-6-0) drops a spot to #4, falling to New Canaan Monday (4-2) after a win over NFI. A makeup game remains with Notre Dame of Fairfield, possibly this Friday.

#5 New Fairfield/Immaculate (9-3-3) also had a tie with North Branford. A busy week sees NFI take on Watertown/Pomperaug (Wednesday), East Haven Co-op (Friday) and Farmington Valley (Saturday).

Notre Dame -West Haven (10-7-0) stays at #6 after playing Fairfield Prep tough and a big win over Darien. After the big one Wednesday with Ridgfield, NDWH has Fairfield Co-op Saturday.

#7 Hamden (11-6-0) had a good week with shutout wins over Notre Dame-Fairfield (2-0) and South Windsor (10-0). The Dragons are off until Saturday’s matchup with Prep.

#8 Northwest Catholic (9-8-1) played Greenwich tough in a 4-3 loss, then had wins over Glastonbury (4-3) and East Catholic (10-1). NWC awaits a Saturday battle with #10 Notre Dame-Fairfield (8-8-0).

With Monday’s big win over Xavier, New Canaan (9-9-0) catapults up to #9, now having won three straight games. The Rams will see Norwalk-McMahon (Tuesday) and St. Joseph (Thursday).

The Lancers have Xavier (Friday) and Northwest Catholic (Saturday) this week.

HNIB Staff
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