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Connecticut D2 Poll: North Haven jumps past Cheshire

Connecticut Division 2 Poll

1North Haven2401
4South Windsor4320
5North Branford5311
8New MilfordNR320
9Farmington Co-opNR500

The battle of the top two teams in the HNIB News Connecticut Division II rankings went to No. 1 North Haven, a 2-1 winner over No. 2 Cheshire, flipping the top two spots from last week. J.J. Jensen scored the game-winner short-handed, keeping North Haven perfect in the first quarter of its season against Division II foes.

No. 3 Conard won two games, beating the Newington co-op and East Catholic, while No. 4 South Windsor’s winning streak ended at three, that loss to Division I Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks. Conard visits South Windsor on Saturday. No. 5 North Branford stayed unbeaten since a loss to South Windsor with a couple of wins; it’ll host Cheshire on Wednesday.

Mid-Atlantic-Festival-Ad-300x250No. 6 Hand holds on for now despite a 3-1 loss to Fairfield, coming back with a win over Masuk. It’ll face East Haven on Wednesday. No. 7 Guilford, which the Tigers beat a week ago, tied a tough Westhill/Stamford team before beating Branford.

No. 8 New Milford has come on strong, winning three in a row this week over East Haven, Newtown and Trumbull. The Green Wave have a good test Tuesday at Conard.

No. 9 Farmington/Avon/Windsor/Lewis Mills remained perfect with easy wins over Rockville/Bolton/Coventry and the NFA co-op this week. It’ll face the Newington co-op and Watertown/Pomperaug this week.

In a division that’s always fairly even, we’ll sneak No. 10 Fairfield back in over a host of other candidates. The Mustangs beat Hand and Amity this week.

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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