Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Top 8: East Haven New No. 1; Lyman Hall Hands Sheehan First Loss

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 2 Top 8

RankTeam*PRWLT
1East Haven2500
2Lyman Hall3610
3Sheehan1610
4Farmington Valley4520
5Trumbull6511
6North Haven7420
7Wethersfield8421
8Westhill-Stamford5210
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From unranked to start the season, to No. 1 just one full week into January, East Haven certainly has taken Connecticut Division 2 hockey by storm. The Yellowjackets returned to the ice last week after an extended break, getting wins over Milford and Glastonbury, and are the new No. 1 team in this week’s Hockey Night in Boston rankings. East Haven has just one game this week vs. D1 West Haven.

A bit reason for the change at the top is because of this week’s new No. 2 team. Lyman Hall knocked previously unbeaten Sheehan from its perch in the Battle of Wallingford. The Trojans also beat East Catholic, and face Watertown-Pomperaug (Saturday) in their only game this week.

As for Sheehan, the Titans drop to No. 3, having also beaten North Branford last week. This week’s slate includes Eastern Connecticut (Wednesday) and JBWA (Saturday).

Despite a split last week, Farmington Valley holds its ground at No. 4. The Generals beat Watertown-Pomperaug before a tight loss to D1 Northwest Catholic, and this week battle Glastonbury and East Catholic.

Trumbull bumps up a spot to No. 5 after rolling past McMahon-Norwalk. The Eagles face more FCIAC matchups this week with Staples (Wednesday) and unbeaten D1 power Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe (Saturday).

No. 6 North Haven appears to have regained its traction, sweeping Glastonbury and Westhill-Stamford last week. The Nighthawks get Branford and North Branford next.

No. 7 Wethersfield battled to a tie with Northwest Catholic and also beat East Catholic. The Eagles have Cheshire (Thursday) and Glastonbury (Saturday) on the docket this week.

Westhill-Stamford stays in the rankings, but falls to No. 8 after suffering its first loss as the hands of North Haven. W-S also beat McMahon-Norwalk, and will try to regroup vs. North Branford (Wednesday) before a tough matchup Saturday vs. D1 power Darien.

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1 COMMENT

  1. East Haven has not played any winning teams. LH should be ranked one. They got number 11 in Game time CT rankings yesterday Easthaven was nowhere to be found in those rankings which include the whole state.

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