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Connecticut D2 Poll: North Haven stumbles but keeps top spot

Connecticut Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1North Haven1411
2Conard3431
3South Windsor4430
4Cheshire2331
5North Branford5321
6Fairfield10511
7Hand6431
8Guilford7521
9New Milford8330
10East HavenNR262

The leaders took their first loss, the preseason favorite took a big loss, and a team that lost one early has come back with a few huge wins.

No. 1 North Haven’s loss to Simsbury doesn’t disqualify the Indians from the top spot in the HNIB News¬†Connecticut Division II rankings; the Trojans are a solid Division I team. Of course, No. 2 Conard and No. 3 South Windsor also played the Trojans closer earlier in the year. We’ll see where this goes.

Mid-Atlantic-Festival-Ad-300x250The Chieftains and Bobcats met this week, and Conard pulled out the 3-1 win to go with an 8-3 win over No. 9 New Milford. South Windsor shut out BCR 7-0. It faces No. 4 Cheshire on Monday, with the Rams coming off a 2-1 loss to New Fairfield/Immaculate.

Cheshire earlier in the week defeated No. 5 North Branford, which rebounded with a 2-1 revenge win over Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks, the now-Division I team that beat them in the Division II final last year.

No. 6 Fairfield made noise this week, beating two Division I foes in their conference, Ridgefield and New Canaan. The Mustangs will visit a strong Division III conference rival, Staples, on Wednesday.

No. 7 Hand kept above .500 with a 3-2 win over No. 10 East Haven before falling to East Catholic 5-0. No. 8 Guilford ran its unbeaten streak to four with wins over Milford and East Haven.

No. 9 New Milford, coming off that loss to Conard, visits North Branford on Saturday after hosting E.O. Smith on Monday morning.

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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