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Connecticut D2 Top 10: Top teams continue winning ways

Connecticut Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Farmington Valley11010
2Watertown/Pomperaug2911
3North Branford3920
4Guilford41020
5Conard6740
6Branford5631
7East Haven Co-op8631
8Cheshire7660
9South Windsor9562
10AmityNR650

The big guys in Connecticut Division 2 hockey had a solid week as the top five squads each won all of their battles to keep the top half of this week’s HNIB News Connecticut D2 Top 10 the same.

#1 Farmington Valley (10-1-0) was especially impressive, putting up big wins over East Longmeadow, MA (8-2) and EO Smith (7-2). The Generals this week have a home-and-home with #9 South Windsor, hosting on Wednesday, and on the road Saturday.

#2 Watertown/Pomperaug (9-1-1) kept pace, beating Masuk (5-1) and New Milford (5-2). W-P hosts Newtown (Wednesday) and Woodstock Academy (Saturday) this week.

#3 North Branford (9-2-0) defeated East Catholic (7-3) and Branford (6-3). The Thunderbirds will be at North Haven (Wednesday) and Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug (Saturday).

It was three wins for #4 Guilford (10-2-0) as the Indians knocked off Newtown (8-4), Housatonic (5-3) and Amity (5-2). They get Milford (Wednesday) and D1 NFI (Saturday).

#5 Conard (7-4-0) won a pair of 2-1 OT games over Glastonbury and Northwest Catholic. Conard is off until facing Northwest Catholic for a second time on Saturday.

#6 Branford (6-3-1) also stayed in place, having beat Daniel Hand (6-2) before falling to Branford. They will look ahead to #8 Cheshire on Saturday.

Up one spot to #7 is East Haven Co-op (6-3-1). The Hornets blanked Milford (4-0) and downed Newtown (9-3) and are set to take on Hall-Southington (Wednesday) and Amity (Saturday).

#8 Cheshire (6-6-0) lost to NFI (2-0) and then rebounded with a win over Newtown (5-1). The Rams have New Milford (Monday) and Amity (Wednesday) before seeing Branford.

South Windsor had wins over EO Smith (5-2) and East Catholic (4-0) and a loss to Glastonbury (2-1).

Amity (6-5-0) joins the rankings this week.

HNIB Staff
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