Connecticut HS Boys D2 Top 10: WMRP Moves Into No. 1 Spot; Westhill-Stamford, Daniel Hand Still Unbeaten

Jim Clark
Jim Clark
Jim Clark joined Hockey Night in Boston in December 2019, and has covered high school hockey in Massachusetts for more than three decades. He also covers high school hockey and is a multiplatform editor for the Boston Globe, and previously spent two decades as high school hockey reporter at the Boston Herald, where he also served as the high schools editor from 2000-06. Clark was honored by the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Association with its William Stewart Award for contributions to the sport in May 2019, and also received the Joel Perlmutter Award for media coverage in 2006. A graduate of UMass, he also spent eight years as sports editor/reporter at the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, and has extensively covered high school hockey in Central and Western Mass. as well as Connecticut.

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Connecticut Boys Division 2 Top 10

RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
1WMRP2700
2Westhill-Stamford3500
3Daniel Hand4500
4Branford1510
5Eastern CT Eagles 5420
6Trumbull6520
7Farmington ValleyNR410
8Cheshire8420
9North Haven9331
10Glastonbury 10230

For the first time this season, there is a new #1 in the HNIB News Connecticut Division 2 rankings. Three teams remain unbeaten, but it is the Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Point co-op that has been the most impressive, racking up a 7-0 mark to date. WMRP swept through Glastonbury, E.O. Smith/Tolland and Cheshire in solid fashion. In a matchup of top teams, WMRP hosts Div. 3 Hall-Southington on Wednesday.

#2 Westhill-Stamford and #3 Daniel Hand both are undefeated and waiting in the wings. Westhill-Stamford topped Watertown-Pomperaug and Lyman Hall/HK/Coginchaug, while Hand handled E.O. Smith/Tolland in its only meeting. W-S has home dates this week with Amity (Wednesday) and Immaculate (Saturday), while Daniel Hand hosts SGWL and visits North Branford.

Branford dropped from its season-long perch to #4 after losing to LHKC. The Hornets did beat West Haven, and are in action this week against Cheshire (Wed.) and Amity (Sat.).

#5 Eastern Connecticut beat Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe, and #6 Trumbull swept St. Joseph and Guilford as both held their spots from last week. Eastern Connecticut hosts SGWL on Saturday in its lone date this week, with Trumbull playing Saturday night at North Haven.

The new entry this week is #7 Farmington Valley, which has won four straight since a season-opening loss. Three of those came in the last week vs. East Haven, North Haven and East Catholic. The Generals will look to keep the momentum vs. Watertown-Pomperaug (Wed.) and at Glastonbury (Sat.).

#8 Cheshire split against two top-ranked teams from last week, handing Div. 3 Sheehan its first loss but falling itself to WMRP. In addition to the matchup with Branford, the Rams visit East Catholic on Saturday.

#9 North Haven had a bumpy week, falling to Farmington Valley and West Haven while tying Amity. North Haven also visits East Haven on Thursday.

#10 Glastonbury started the week with the loss to WMRP, but bounced back vs. Conard. Before facing Farmington Valley, the Tomahawks host Northwest Catholic on Wednesday.

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