Connecticut HS Boys Division 3 Top 10: No Change At Top; Norwalk-McMahon Keeps Moving

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
2Newington Co-op2510
3Sheehan 3511
4New Milford 4511
6Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford5431
7Suffield-Granby-WIndsor Locks8340
8Trinity CatholicNR330

There wasn’t any change in the top part of the HNIB News Connecticut Division 3 boys rankings this week, but that doesn’t mean every team came through the week unscathed.

Start at No. 1, where Hall-Southington retains its spot despite losing its only game of the week, but it came against Connecticut’s top-ranked Div. 2 squad, unbeaten WMRP. So the Warrior Knights hold their ground as they head into this week against Housatonic and E.O. Smith/Tolland.

No. 2 Newington did take care of business, sweeping the Enfield co-op and E.O. Smith/Tolland. The Indians look to this week with a tough test against New Milford as well as Shepaug.

No. 3 Sheehan swept past Trinity Catholic and Masuk. Next up for the Titans is unbeaten Daniel Hand, the No. 2-ranked Div. 2 team, followed by this week’s No. 4 team in Div. 3, New Milford. The Green Wave topped Newtown before tying Norwalk-McMahon.

Speaking of Norwalk-McMahon, this week’s No. 5 team jumped up two spots with that tie, as well as a win against Milford. NorMac faces Staples and Westhill-Stamford this week.

No. 6 Enfield-East Granby-Stafford came out of a busy week with the loss to Newington, followed by wins against Northeastern and Housatonic. The Eagles cross the Mass. border to face South Hadley, and also take on Milford.

Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks bumps up a spot despite losing twice last week, but those came against Daniel Hand and Woodstock Academy, both ranked Div. 2 teams. The Wildcats did salvage the week with a win against Div. 2 Eastern Connecticut, and face Tri-Town in their only game this week.

Trinity Catholic enters the rankings at No. 8, going 2-1 by sandwiching wins against Northeastern and Milford around a loss to Sheehan. The Crusaders’ only game this week is against Wilton, which returns to the rankings at No. 9. The Warriors rolled over Fox Lane (N.Y.) in their only game last week, and also face Div. 1 Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe this week.

Once again, Housatonic-NW-Wamogo-Torrington rounds out the top 10. The Mountaineers beat Shepaug and lost to Enfield, and set their sights this week on top-ranked Hall-Southington in their only game.

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