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Connecticut D2 Poll: Not much changes this week

Connecticut Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Cheshire1111
2North Haven2201
3Conard3131
4South Windsor4310
5North Branford5111
6Hand6211
7Guilford7220
8East Haven8212
9Trumbull9202
10MilfordNR120

A year after North Haven tied five times, the HNIB News Connecticut Division II rankings have a whole lot of draws a couple of weeks into the season. Seven of this week’s Top 10 teams have at least one; two have two. It’s always a balanced division anyway, and the list remains close to last week’s.

Mid-Atlantic-Festival-Ad-300x250No. 1 Cheshire got its first win, beating No. 8 East Haven handily, after a loss to Division I Glastonbury. The top four all faced Division I foes this week, actually, and No. 2 North Haven came out best of the bunch, coming back to tie Hamden late. No. 3 Conard fell to Glastonbury and Simsbury. No. 4 South Windsor beat East Catholic 3-1 after a win over Fermi/Enfield.

The ties begin in earnest in the middle of the poll. No. 5 North Branford gave up a late goal to tie Fairfield in a back-and-forth game. No. 6 Hand drew with Branford at 2-2, then knocked off No. 7 Guilford, 6-4.

No. 8 East Haven and No. 9 Trumbull played to a 2-2 tie; the Eagles remained unbeaten through four, beating Milford 6-2. John Therriault, a freshman playing on the top line, had three points, matching junior linemate Brady Jensen. They’ll get a test with North Branford on the road Wednesday. East Haven visits North Haven on Wednesday, too.

There are lots of good candidates for 10th, but for the moment, Milford’s 5-2 win over Branford noses out some of the others.

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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