Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 3 Top 8: E.O. Smith/Tolland Holds Top Spot; Bottom Half Of Rankings Get Shuffled

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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Another week, another stretch of little change among the top teams in the Hockey Night in Boston Connecticut Division 3 rankings.

E.O. Smith/Tolland retains the No. 1 spot despite splitting a pair of games last week. The Bucks beat Enfield/E. Granby/Stafford, but a loss to D2 Woodstock Academy wasn’t enough to bump them from their perch.

No. 2 Newington remains hot in the chase, as the Nor’easters swept past Hall and then a pair of games against the Northeastern Shamrocks.

The same is true for No. 3 JBWA, which took care of both Southington and Masuk last week.

At No. 4, SGWL was a winner against BBD in its only action.

It gets interesting the rest of the way, where some big on-ice matchups scrambled the remaining four teams from last week.

No. 5 New Milford took advantage of the results around them, as well as wins over Amity and Rocky Hill.

No. 6 Conard got a nice bump, despite a scoreless tie with Rocky Hill, after scoring wins over Hall and – most importantly – Masuk.

That puts Masuk at No. 7, since the Panthers also beat BBD in addition to its setbacks vs. JBWA and Conard.BBD settles in at No. 8 after a tough week – losses to Masuk, Housatonic and SGWL, wrapped up by a win over the Shamrocks.

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