Connecticut Boys Division 2 Top 8
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.