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Connecticut D2 Poll: Top half of poll remains unchanged

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Connecticut Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Branford11210
2Fairfield2940
3Conard3940
4North Branford41130
5Suffield/Granby/WL5840
6North Haven7551
7Cheshire8771
8New Milford6942
9Milford10750
10Hand9371

The top of the HNIB News Connecticut Division II top 10 stayed pretty much true to form. At the bottom, there were some moments, like New Milford’s overtime loss to D3 Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury and Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks’ win over Simsbury, that were, well, eye-opening.

No. 1 Branford dodged anything resembling an eye-opener with an overtime win over a good D3 Masuk team. The Hornets also beat North Branford and, coming from behind, Cheshire.

Branford on Friday will face No. 5 Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks, a team that also needed overtime to beat a D3 foe, Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo. But then the Wildcats came back with a huge 2-0 win over Simsbury.

No. 2 Fairfield stayed hot with wins over Wilton and Westhill; the Mustangs have recorded three consecutive shutouts.

No. 3 Conard split with two D1 teams, losing to East Catholic but coming back to beat South Windsor on Mark Ehnot’s goal in overtime. The schedule stays strong with Simsbury and a South Windsor rematch to come.

No. 4 North Branford rebounded with wins over Watertown/Pomperaug and No. 10 Hand, which also lost to Guilford this week. Hand faces No. 9 Milford on Tuesday; Milford beat East Haven.

No. 6 North Haven and No. 7 Cheshire squeaked past Guilford and Amity, respectively. No. 8 New Milford also beat Amity after its BBD defeat; the Green Wave face a solid Wilton team, which already beat them once, on Wednesday.

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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