Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 1 Top 8: No Changes To Rankings As Conference Tournaments Take Center Stage

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 1 Top 8

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Notre Dame-West Haven11540
2Darien21171
3Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe31730
4New Canaan41253
5Fairfield Prep51270
6Northwest Catholic61442
7Xavier 71361
8Hamden81081

It was a relatively quiet week on the ice in Connecticut Division 1 boys hockey with one notable exception – top-ranked Notre Dame-West Haven scored a big victory over No. 2 Darien.

No. 5 Fairfield Prep also slipped past No. 8 Hamden, while No. 6 Northwest Catholic and No. 7 Xavier each swept to a pair of wins last week.

That leads to a week of no change in the Hockey Night in Boston rankings, as the teams await their official tournament seedings to be announced Friday by the CIAC.

There is some action on this ice this week, as ND-West Haven hosts West Haven, and Hamden takes on ND-Fairfield in regular-season finales Wednesday.

The Connecticut league tournaments also are ongoing, as ND-West Haven returns to the ice Friday night against Xavier in the SCC/SWC Division 1 championship game (6 p.m., Bennett Rink).

The FCIAC semifinals will be played Wednesday, featuring Darien vs. Ridgefield (4 p.m., Darien), and No. 3 Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe against No. 4 New Canaan (7:30 p.m., Wonderland). The championship is Saturday at noon at Danbury Ice Arena.

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