Connecticut HS Boys Division 3 Top 10: Newington Tops Hall-Southington, Which Tops Sheehan

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
1Newington Co-op21620
2Hall-Southington31150
3Sheehan 11431
4Norwalk-McMahon6981
5New Milford 51261
6Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford7991
7Wilton9890
8Newtown107100
9MilfordNR7110
10Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks4890

Last week promised to be a big one in the HNIB News Connecticut Division 3 rankings, and the action on the ice certainly delivered.

Newington was the big winner, knocking off ranked Hall-Southington as well as Northeastern to move up to the No. 1 spot in the rankings. But all was not lost for Hall-Southington, as the Warrior Knights made a big statement of their own by taking down previous No. 1 Sheehan. That sends H-S to No. 2 this week, with Sheehan dropping to No. 3.

The shakeup continued in the lower rankings, where it was more about “quality losses” than anything. No. 4 Norwalk-McMahon and No. 7 Wilton both fell to New Canaan, No. 5 New Milford dropped to a Milford team that enters the Div. 3 rankings this week, and No. 6 Enfield-East Granby-Stafford also lost to Hall-Southington.

No. 8 Newtown continued its surge by beating Staples, and Milford jumps in at No. 9. Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks had a rough week with three straight losses and barely holds on at No. 10.

This week could deliver some more fireworks and possible movement, with the top two teams – Newington and Hall-Southington – squaring off Wednesday night. SGWL will try to snap its slide against a pair of teams, Housatonic-Northwest-Wamogo-Torrington and Tri-Town, trying to make their respective pushes for the postseason.

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