Connecticut Boys Division 3 Top 8
Bethel-Brookfield-Danbury simply keeps winning — the lone remaining Connecticut boys hockey team with a perfect record in the abbreviated 2021 season. Unfortunately, the Icecats can only control their own results, because the only team ahead of them in the Hockey Night in Boston Division 3 rankings keeps winning, as well.
As a result, Newington still has the most tenuous of holds on the No. 1 spot for another week. The Indians toppled Northeastern and Enfield to remain on their perch they have held since opening the season with a tie against Hall-Southington.
For No. 2 BBD, the win streak is at 10 after sweeping past Norwalk-McMahon and Wilton on back-to-back nights. We’ll see if anything changes this week — Newington takes on SGWL and New Milford, while BBD draws Wilton again as well as Div. 2 Amity.
No. 3 Hall-Southington has been off the ice for a bit, and is finally scheduled to return to action Friday vs. Northeastern. Meanwhile, No. 4 Tri-Town remains sidelined for another week.
Staples is this week’s big climber, up to No. 5. Despite a loss to a strong Div. 2 Trumbull, the Wreckers also took out Westhill/Stamford as well as Milford, the latter of which allowed them to jump in the rankings. It will be a busy week ahead as Staples takes on Wilton, Westhill/Stamford and Norwalk-McMahon.
No. 6 Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks is another team that hasn’t been on the ice for a bit. The Wildcats certainly are planning to make up for lost time with games on four consecutive days beginning Thursday — Newington, Enfield twice, and Housatonic.
No. 7 Milford bounced back from the Staples loss by beating New Milford. The Mariners have games this week against Amity and JBWA.
No. 8 Norwalk-McMahon had a bit of a rough week. It wasn’t all bad, starting with a win over JBWA, but NorMac followed with losses to Westhill/Stamford and BBD. A pair of big tests loom this week against Trumbull and Staples.