Connecticut HS Hockey – Division 2 Top 8: Lyman Hall, Sheehan Continue To Lead Way; Late Upset Shakes Things Up

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 2 Top 8

1Lyman Hall1910
3North Haven5820
5East Haven3920
7Daniel Hand8640
8South WindsorNR730
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The road to the top of Hockey Night in Boston’s Connecticut Division 2 boys hockey rankings continues to run straight through Wallingford.

No. 1 Lyman Hall and No. 2 Sheehan continue to have matching 9-1-0 records, which each padded with perfect weeks. For the top-ranked Trojans, it was back-to-back solid wins over Milford and Eastern Connecticut.

Meanwhile, the Titans took care of Westhill-Stamford in their only action last week. The only thing separating the teams remains a 5-4 Lyman Hall win on Jan. 8.

The No. 3 position seemed stable until late Monday night, but instead it’s Trumbull moving up one rung into that spot. Even though the Eagles fell last week to Greenwich, they did score an earlier win over Branford.

Now at No. 4 is North Haven, which took down Cheshire in its only game last week.

As for that vacated No. 3 spot? That previously belonged to now-No. 5 East Haven, which was stunned by Amity on the back end of three games in four nights. The Yellowjackets started that run with wins over North Branford and SGWL, but couldn’t sustain it.

Wethersfield held steady at No. 6 thanks to wins over Simsbury and Farmington Valley.

Daniel Hand is up to No. 7, the win streak now at five after the Tigers iced Immaculate.

Back in the rankings at No. 8 is South Windsor, which took down Glastonbury and Tri-Town to push its win streak to five.

The lone matchup of ranked teams this week pits Daniel Hand against Lyman Hall on Saturday, a 7:30 p.m. faceoff at Northford Ice Pavilion. But several other games have some intrigue – previously ranked Westhill-Stamford will try to play its way back into the top 8 against Daniel Hand (Wednesday, 3:30, Terry Conners) and Trumbul (Saturday, 8, Terry Conners), and the same goes for Farmington Valley vs. Wethersfield (Saturday, noon, Avon Old Farms). Trumbull also has a Wednesday matchup vs. D1 Ridgefield (8:30, Winter Garden), and North Haven has a pair against D1 opponents – West Haven on Wednesday (6, Bennett) and Immaculate on Saturday (4:45, Northford).

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