Connecticut HS Boys D3 Top 10: Sheehan, Newington Still Lead Race; Hall-Southington Makes Big Move

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 3 Top 10

RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
1Sheehan 1301
2Newington Co-op2210
4Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford4210
5New Milford 5210
9Joel Barlow/Weston/Abbott Tech3120

Sheehan had a battle on its hands Saturday against Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug in a rematch of last year’s Division 3 final, but by pulling out a 5-5 tie the Titans remain the only unbeaten Div. 3 team in Connecticut and remain in the #1 spot in this week’s HNIB News rankings.

Newington secured a win against Milford to stay in the #2 spot, but things got thrown out of whack throughout the rest of the rankings.

After losing the first head-to-head meeting earlier this season, Hall-Southington bounced back to beat Tri-Town and earned a big five-spot jump to #3.

Enfield-East Granby-Stafford suffered its first loss of the season, but it was against a strong Div. 2 squad (WMRP) so the Eagles hold at No. 4.

Likewise for #5 New Milford, which lost to North Haven, but responded with a win against Newtown.

Tri-Town checks in at #6 thanks to its victory against #7 Housatonic-Northwest-Wamogo-Torrington.

Wilton returns to the rankings at #8 thanks to its win against Joel Barlow/Weston/Abbott Tech, which suffered a big drop to #9.

#10 Norwalk-McMahon was routed by Div. 1 Ridgefield, but bounced back to beat Masuk to close the week.

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