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Connecticut D2 Poll: #1 East Haven takes down a pair of D1 opponents

Connecticut Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1East Haven11210
2Guilford21120
3New Fairfield/Immaculate3921
4Conard4561
5Watertown/Pomperaug5930
6Farmington Valley81020
7Westhill/Stamford6841
8South Windsor74100
9Cheshire10870
10North BranfordNR770
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Two Division One teams weren’t a problem for the top team in the HNIB News Connecticut Division Two top 10. No. 1 East Haven shook off its first loss with three straight wins, two over solid D1 teams. The Yellowjackets bested West Haven 7-4 with five goals from the Aloi brothers; they were instrumental in a 5-4 win over Simsbury, too. East Haven also beat Amity and visits D1 Hamden on Wednesday in the week to come.

No. 2 Guilford ran its winning streak to six, and its only in-state loss is still East Haven after a come-from-behind 3-1 win over No. 3 New Fairfield/Immaculate. NFI was coming off a 1-1 draw against D3 power Woodstock Academy.

No. 4 Conard, in the midst of playing five of six against Division I foes, got the win it needed in the other game, surviving No. 8 South Windsor 2-1 in overtime. The Chieftains get Simsbury and Northwest Catholic for a second time this season in the week to come. South Windsor, which has lost six in a tough stretch of its own, faces E.O. Smith/Tolland on Tuesday.

No. 5 Watertown/Pomperaug has won five in a row against teams not named East Haven; it’ll visit Guilford and host Branford and North Haven this week in a tough conference week. No. 6 Farmington Valley, the only team to beat East Haven, got wins over South Windsor and Newington in the past week and visits a solid D3 WMRP team on Wednesday.

No. 7 Westhill/Stamford beat Scarsdale (N.Y.) before tying Staples. No. 9 Cheshire and No. 10 North Branford have both gotten back on track after some ups and downs, winners of three in a row each. Cheshire visits Farmington on Saturday, and North Branford will be at East Haven that day

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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