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Connecticut HS Boys Division 3 Top 10: Sheehan Jumps To No. 1 As Top Five Spots Shuffle; Staples Joins Rankings

Connecticut Boys Division 3 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Sheehan 3811
2Hall-Southington1720
3New Milford 4631
4Norwalk-McMahon5711
5Newington Co-op2720
6Suffield-Granby-WIndsor Locks7450
7Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford6751
8Wilton9450
9StaplesNR370
10Trinity Catholic8450

As with the other two divisions in Connecticut boys hockey, there is a new team at the top this week in the HNIB News Connecticut Division 3 rankings. Which is a bit unusual, since last week’s No. 1 Hall-Southington won its lone game vs. East Haven, but new No. 1 Sheehan has been on a roll and last week took down New Milford and Newtown.

Hall-Southington checks in at No. 2, and New Milford is up to No. 3 despite the loss to Sheehan, since the Green Wave did beat Housatonic. No. 4 Norwalk-McMahon also climbs a spot thanks to wins against Watertown-Pomperaug and Wilton. Newington drops three spots to No. 5 off a split last week (loss to Glastonbury, win vs. Northeastern).

Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks beat Enfield-East Granby-Stafford, so it was an easy call to flip-flop them in the Nos. 6 and 7 spots.

Despite the loss to NorMac, Wilton is up a spot to No. 8. Staples beat Trinity Catholic, so the Wreckers check in at No. 9, followed by TC at 10.

This week’s top-10 action features a pair of games Wednesday – Enfield at Sheehan (7:00, Choate), and SGWL at New Milford (7:15, Canterbury) – as well as a Saturday matchup between Norwalk-McMahon and Trinity Catholic (5:10, Terry Conners). Enfield also faces a tough test Saturday at WMRP (7:10, Newington).

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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