Connecticut HS Hockey – Final Division 2 Top 8: North Haven Finishes As Leader Of The Pack

Doug Bonjour
Doug Bonjour
Doug Bonjour joined Hockey Night in Boston in November 2022. He has covered high school and college sports in Connecticut for more than a decade, including stints as the UConn women’s basketball and UConn football beat reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. During his time reporting on the 11-time national champion Huskies, he covered three NCAA Final Fours. He previously was a general assignment reporter for GameTimeCT and the Connecticut Post, and covered high school sports statewide, including boys hockey. Prior to that he was the managing/sports editor for the Westport News and Norwalk Citizen community weekly newspapers. He also has written for the Associated Press and New York Times. He graduated from Hofstra University in 2008 with a degree in print journalism.

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Connecticut Boys Division 2 Top 8

1North Haven12420
2Woodstock Academy22320
5North BranfordNR11102
8Daniel HandNR10111
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North Haven was simply dominant. The Nighthawks are #1 in the final 2022-23 HNIB News Connecticut Division II Top 8 after beating Woodstock Academy in overtime for the state title.

#2 Woodstock Academy had a tremendous season. It just couldn’t beat North Haven. 

#3 Westhill/Stamford went 19-5, won the FCIAC Division II title and reached the state quarterfinals. Well done. 

#4 Branford improved by 11 wins this season and reached the state semifinals, where it lost to Woodstock.

Following a .500 finish in the regular season, North Branford caught fire late and made the state semifinals as a No. 12 seed. It was a memorable March for the #5 Thunderbirds. 

Cheshire had a disappointing finish, falling in the first round of states to Trumbull. Still, it was a very solid season for the #6 Rams.

A state champion in 2022, #7 Wethersfield lost the CCC North final in triple overtime and made a quick exit in states. 

#8 Daniel Hand reached the state quarterfinals before falling to North Haven. 

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