Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Top 8: Red-Hot North Haven, Wethersfield Surge Into Top Spots

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 2 Top 8

1North Haven21420
3Lyman Hall11220
6Farmington ValleyNR880
7South Windsor8970
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The Hockey Night in Boston Connecticut Division 2 rankings underwent quite a shakeup from last week, including a pair of new teams in the top two spots.

North Haven continues to be the hottest team in the state regardless of division. The Nighthawks haven’t lost since New Year’s Eve, and the win streak reached 12 with three more wins last week – Hamden, Branford and Immaculate. That bumps North Haven up to the No. 1 spot this week.

The new No. 2 is high-flying Wethersfield, which last lost Dec. 27 and is 9-0-2 in its last 11 games. The Eagles punctuated that with a huge win last week over Lyman Hall, as well as Newington.

The loss drops Lyman Hall to the No. 3 spot this week. The Trojans did salvage the week with a victory over North Branford.

No. 4 Sheehan got off to a tough start with a loss to Farmington Valley, but also rebounded to beat Daniel Hand.

No. 5 Westhill-Stamford held steady with a win over Staples in its lone action of the week.

The new entry to the rankings is No. 6 Farmington Valley. It’s been quite a roller coaster of a season for the Generals, who have followed up a seven-game losing streak with three straight shutouts. Two of those came last week against ranked opponents Sheehan and South Windsor.

Speaking of South Windsor, the Bobcats are up a spot to No. 7 despite the loss to Farmington Valley as well as D1 Northwest Catholic. South Windsor did score an overtime win Monday night over D1 Simsbury.

Trumbull was in good shape for a higher ranking before Monday’s stunning loss to D3 Masuk. The No. 8 Eagles had a pair of wins against other D3 foes, McMahon-Norwalk and Staples.

Lyman Hall will be in the spotlight this week with big games Wednesday vs. Farmington Valley (6:00) and Saturday at Sheehan (7:30), both at Northford Ice Pavilion. The Trojans also host Daniel Hand next Monday (3:00). In the lone other matchup of ranked teams, Westhill-Stamford is at Trumbull on Thursday (7:30, Shelton). North Haven has a pair of tough tests vs. Daniel Hand (Thursday, 3:10, Northford) and East Haven (Saturday, 4:30, Northford).

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