Connecticut HS Division 3 Top 10: Three Wins Help No. 3 Newington Gain Ground

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 10

RankTeam[tooltip text="PR*" gravity="ne"]Previous Ranking[/tooltip]WLT
1Sheehan 1921
3Newington Co-op51020
5Suffield-Granby-WIndsor Locks6660
6New Milford 3741
7Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford7771
10Trinity Catholic10470

It was a tough week for the teams in the HNIB News Connecticut Division 3 rankings, as eight of the top 10 suffered a loss at some point in the last seven days. Despite that, there isn’t a lot of movement among the new rankings.

For most teams, it was a matter of “quality losses” that made the difference. That’s particularly true for Sheehan, which stayed at No. 1 despite a split last week, as the Titans’ defeat came to a solid Div. 2 team in North Haven.

No. 2 Hall-Southington escaped by taking the whole week off. Meanwhile, No. 3 Newington was the lone team to sweep, earning wins vs. Eastern Connecticut, Trinity Catholic and Masuk to move up two spots.

Norwalk-McMahon stayed at No. 4, with its loss to Div. 1 St. Joseph as well as a win against Trinity Catholic.

Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks went 2-1 overall, and one of the wins was vs. New Milford, so the Wildcats flip-flop into the No. 5 spot. New Milford now sits at 6, with Enfield-East Granby-Stafford drops to No. 7.

Wilton, Staples and Trinity Catholic hold the bottom spots – all three teams losing last week to Div. 1 teams.

The lone matchup of top teams this week pits Enfield-East Granby-Stafford vs. Newington on Wednesday (3:50) at the Enfield Twin Rinks.

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