Connecticut Boys Division 3 Top 8
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).