Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Top Eight: Busy Sheehan, Quiet East Haven Remains Unbeaten

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

2East Haven2300
3Lyman Hall3410
4Farmington Valley5410
7North Haven4220
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It was an interesting vacation week in Division 2 boys’ hockey in Connecticut – some teams were busy, others didn’t play it all. Add it all up, and there was a little shuffling and just one new entry in this week’s Hockey Night in Boston News rankings.

No. 1 Sheehan was one of the busier teams, with victories over Wethersfield and Cheshire. That was more than enough to keep the Titans in the top spot, with games upcoming against North Branford and Lyman Hall.

On the other hand, No. 2 East Haven hasn’t played since Dec. 20, but the Yellowjackets hope to put their unbeaten mark on the line again this week vs. Milford and Glastonbury.

No. 3 Lyman Hall won its only game last week, beating Guilford, and downed Branford on Monday. For the Trojans, the busy work continues this week with, East Catholic and the big D2 showdown with Sheehan.

No. 4 Farmington Valley asserted itself with a win over a ranked North Haven team, as well as East Catholic.

No. 5 Westhill-Stamford hasn’t played since Dec. 18, and has only one game under its belt. W-S is slated to finally play McMahon-Norwalk and North Haven this week.

Trumbull moves up to No. 6 after winning the Heuchling & Swift Memorial Classic in New Hampshire, going 2-0-1 overall.

North Haven drops to No. 7 with the loss to Farmington as well as a win over Amity. The Nighthawks came make a statement this week with their game against West-Stam. The newcomer to the list this week is No. 8 Wethersfield, which was close to cracking the rankings a week ago and does so now despite a close loss to Sheehan. The Eagles also beat Conard last week.

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