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Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Final Top 8: Champion North Haven Edges Out Sheehan For Top Spot

Connecticut Boys Division 2 Final Top 8

1North Haven6820
3Lyman Hall21030
4Daniel Hand3410
6East Catholic5920
8Farmington ValleyNR760
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One team played a full season, the other took a pause midway through. One sat near the top of the rankings from Day 1, the other was on a bit of a roller coaster. And then there is the fact that Sheehan and North Haven split a pair of meetings in the final weeks of the season.

So which one gets the nod in the final Hockey Night in Boston Connecticut Division 2 rankings of the season?

We’re going to give the nod to the team that won the final matchup, and then followed that up with a conference championship. It’s hard to say what would have happened had there been a postseason tournament, but North Haven did what it could with its abbreviated schedule. The Indians suffered their other loss early in the season to Division 1 West Haven, and they earn the slight edge for the No. 1 spot in the end.

No. 2 Sheehan obviously had a tremendous campaign of its own after moving up from Division 3, including a win over Daniel Hand and splits with Lyman Hall and North Haven.

Lyman Hall caps its first season flying as a solo program with the No. 3 ranking, after falling short against Cheshire in the SCC/SWC Division 2 semifinals.

No. 4 Daniel Hand, No. 5 Trumbull and No. 6 East Catholic all missed out on the opportunity to play in postseason tournaments.

No. 7 Wethersfield pushed as hard as it could at the end before falling to Newington in five overtimes in the CCC South semifinals.

A couple of different teams could have had a claim for the No. 8 spot. Cheshire got red-hot down the stretch before falling to North Haven on the final day, but the last nod goes to Farmington Valley. The Generals played six games against Division 1 opponents, including a loss to Simsbury in the CCC North semifinals.

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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