Connecticut Boys Division 2 Top 8
All it took was one game to throw the Hockey Night in Boston Connecticut Division 2 boys hockey rankings into a blender.
How to rank the top teams, who have taken turns beating each other up a bit already in this short season? Lyman Hall has been hot since a loss to North Haven, whose only loss was to Div. 1 West Haven. Sheehan knocked off Daniel Hand. And what about Trumbull, which has lost only to Div. 1 unbeaten Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe?
In the end, it was tough to ignore Lyman Hall’s big win last week over previously unbeaten Sheehan. That propels the Trojans to the top of the rankings this week, with the Titans sliding one spot to No. 2.
Daniel Hand, which returned to the ice Sunday after a 15-day break to beat Div. 1 Hamden, sits at No. 3 again, followed by No. 4 North Haven, which hasn’t played in more than a week. And Trumbull rounds out a solid top five of one-loss teams.
We won’t have to wait long to see how these rankings hold, as Lyman Hall and Sheehan were slated to meet again Monday night. The Trojans also face Amity and Cheshire to end the week, and Sheehan follows up with a home game Wednesday vs. North Haven that also should help shape next week’s rankings.
Daniel Hand will be home for games vs. Branford, Amity and Watertown-Pomperaug. North Haven has no other games this week other than the Sheehan showdown, while Trumbull meets only Staples on Saturday.
As for the rest of this week’s rankings, No. 6 South Windsor takes a bit of a stumble after its second loss to Div. 1 Northwest Catholic. But the Bobcats are hearing footsteps behind them with a home-and-home series this week vs. East Catholic, which moves up to No. 7. The Eagles swept past Farmington Valley last week.
New No. 8 Wethersfield hasn’t lost any momentum after splitting off from the old WMRP co-op, and the Eagles will take on Hall-Southington and Glastonbury this week.