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Connecticut HS Boys Division 3 Top 10: Sheehan Holds Top Spot; Newington Jumps to No. 2

Connecticut Boys Division 3 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Sheehan 11121
2Newington Co-op31220
3Hall-Southington2830
4Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks5760
5New Milford 61041
6Norwalk-McMahon4841
7Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford7881
8Wilton8570
9Staples94100
10Tri-TownNR492

Sheehan continues to leave little doubt which is the best team in Connecticut Division 3 boys hockey, as the Titans swept Bethel-Brookfield-Danbury and Housatonic-Northwest-Wamogo-Torrington to retain the top spot this week.

The No. 2 slot in this week’s HNIB News Connecticut Division 3 Top 10is pretty obvious as well. Both Newington and Hall-Southington got a crack last week at Div. 2 ranked WMRP. Only Newington came out of it with a win, and the Indians also took down Enfield-East Granby-Stafford to flip up into the No. 2 spot, with Hall-Southington at No. 3.

The next few spots weren’t as easy. But No. 4 Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks and No. 5 New Milford went unbeaten last week. Norwalk-McMahon drops to No. 6, but hardly can be faulted for losses to tough higher-division teams in Trumbull and Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe.

No. 7 Enfield also tied Tri-Town, which re-enters this week’s rankings at No. 10. No. 8 Wilton and No. 9 Staples both fell last week to Westhill-Stamford, but hold their spots for another week.

Sheehan faces an interesting matchup Saturday with Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug, last year’s Div. 3 champ. Newington also hosts Tri-Town on Saturday in the other matchup of top-10 teams.

It doesn’t get any easier for Norwalk-McMahon, which faces two more Div. 1 powers in Greenwich (Wednesday) and Darien (Saturday). Both Staples (Wednesday) and Wilton (Saturday) have to square off with Div. 2 Trumbull. In other key games Saturday, Hall-Southington hosts Daniel Hand, while New Milford takes on Westhill-Stamford.

Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Jim Clark has covered Massachusetts high school hockey for three decades, and joins Hockey Night in Boston for the 2019-20 season. Previously he was the lead high school hockey writer for 19 years for the Boston Herald, where he also worked full-time on the copy desk in the sports department and served as the paper's 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 and reporter for the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass.
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