Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Division 3 Top 8: No Change At The Top; BBD, Masuk, Conard On The Rise Again

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 3 Top 8

RankTeam*PRWLT
1E.O. Smith/Tolland11321
2Newington21230
3JBWA31240
4SGWL4970
5BBD7940
6New Milford5861
7MasukNR950
8ConardNR781

The top half of the Hockey Night in Boston Connecticut Division 3 rankings remain stable this week, even though it wasn’t exactly a smooth ride for all of the teams.

Begin with No. 1 E.O. Smith/Tolland. The Bucks did start the week with a tie against D2 East Haven, but followed up by beating Newtown/New Fairfield and Hall.

No. 2 Newington was the only team in the top four to lose, but it was to red-hot D2 Wethersfield. The Nor’easters also beat Rocky Hill to break even for the week.

No. 3 JBWA did roll through a pair of matchups, beating Southington and the Northeastern Shamrocks.

At No. 4, SGWL’s perfect week included wins over Enfield and Rocky Hill.

The first move comes at No. 5, where BBD begins to climb again after a huge win over New Milford. The Icecats also knocked off McMahon-Norwalk and Housatonic.

No. 6 New Milford followed up the BBD loss with a tie against Newtown/New Fairfield.

Masuk is back in the rankings at No. 7 following a one-week hiatus. The Panthers stated their case with a huge win Monday against D2 Trumbull.

No. 8 Conard also returns, following up a three-game losing streak with three straight wins against Hall, Northeastern and Enfield.

This week’s scheduled is highlighted with two ranked matchups Saturday, as BBD hosts SGWL (1:10, Danbury), and JBWA is at Masuk (7:15, Shelton).

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