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Connecticut D3 Poll: No changes as Conference Tournaments loom

Connecticut Division 3 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Woodstock Academy11721
2WMRP21630
3Hall/Southington3983
4Housatonic/Northwestern41251
5Lyman Hall/HK/Coginchaug510100
6Masuk61091
7Newtown71270
8Tri-Town81081
9NFA Redhawks99101
10Trinity CatholicNR7130
Warrior-Polls

Let’s start in the middle in this week’s HNIB News  Connecticut Division 3 Top 10: Should we give the No. 9 Redhawks some more credit for a regular-season-ending win over the No. 5 Lyman Hall co-op? Probably. It was a tough slot.

Status quo was probably the easy way out, triangulating with the Redhawks’ split with No. 8 Tri-Town and the Trojans’ win over the Terrorcats. As the regular season winds down over the next few days, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to re-evaluate over the next few weeks.

No. 1 Woodstock Academy hit only its third speed bump in a strong season, losing to D2 Conard 4-3 to end the regular season. They’ll head into the Nutmeg Hockey Conference playoffs at 17-2-1. No. 2 WMRP and No. 3 Hall/Southington both had a two-win week, one against a D2 team and another against a D3.

The level-up competition wasn’t as kind to No. 6 Masuk (a loss to Trumbull) or No. 7 Newtown (a loss to Branford and a tie against North Haven). They both beat their D3 opposition, though, as did No. 4 Housatonic/Northwestern, beating Barlow. The Mountaineers face Tri-Town on Tuesday. Masuk and Newtown will meet in the SCC/SWC semifinals; the other half of that tournament pits Lyman Hall against Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury, which got an overtime win over Sheehan to get in.

Off a win over Amity, we’ll slide No. 10 Trinity Catholic back in. There’s still some up-and-down to the Crusaders, but they are 7-7 against non-D1 opponents.

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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