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Connecticut HS Division 2 Top 10: Top Four Continue Winning Ways; Woodstock Enjoys Big Week

Connecticut Boys Division 2 Top 10

2Farmington Valley21010
4Daniel Hand41011
6North Haven6843
7Woodstock Academy9940
9Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug10641

Things remained stable at the top of the HNIB News Connecticut Division 2 rankings, as the top six teams all held their positions from last week.

No. 1 Branford won its only game last week and leads a pack of four teams that still have only one loss each, and are a combined 42-4-2. No. 2 Farmington Valley certainly has done its part, as the Generals took down Northwest Catholic and South Windsor to run their win streak to 10.

No. 3 Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville polished off Conard and Enfield-East Granby-Stafford. The lone blip was suffered by No. 4 Daniel Hand, which tied Cheshire despite throwing 40 shots on net. The Tigers also beat Guilford last week.

Westhill-Stamford had a rough week with a pair of losses, but they came against Branford and solid Div. 1 Greenwich, so the Black Knights stay at No. 5. North Haven held the No. 6 spot by sweeping Watertown-Pomperaug and Sheehan.

The first movement came at No. 7, as Woodstock Academy moves up with a three-win week vs. Auburn (Mass.), North Branford and Tri-Town. Trumbull falls only one spot to No. 8 despite a pair of losses, to Div. 1 Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe and New Canaan. Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug bumps up to No. 9, and Cheshire’s tie with Daniel Hand helped the Rams re-enter at No. 10.

It’s a relatively quiet week ahead for the Div. 2 powers, with only one matchup of ranked teams on the schedule. Daniel Hand travels Saturday to Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug for a 7:45 p.m. faceoff at the Northford Ice Pavilion.

Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Jim Clark has covered Massachusetts high school hockey for three decades, and joins Hockey Night in Boston for the 2019-20 season. Previously he was the lead high school hockey writer for 19 years for the Boston Herald, where he also worked full-time on the copy desk in the sports department and served as the paper's 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 and reporter for the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass.
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