Final Connecticut Boys Division 3 Top 10: Sheehan Closes Out Season In No. 1 Spot; Hall-Southington Close Behind

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 31731
3Newington Co-op11740
5New Milford 51461
6Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford61191
9Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks1010110

* Note: Results from Connecticut conference tournament games were not factored into the final records or rankings.

It certainly wasn’t a wire-to-wire run, but Sheehan finishes the 2019-20 season right where it started – atop the HNIB News Connecticut Division 3 rankings.

The Titans were the most consistent of the Div. 3 teams in the Nutmeg State all season, including earning the No. 1 seed in the CIAC tournament bracket. Sheehan rolled in its first-round win against Trinity Catholic before the rest of the postseason was canceled because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hall-Southington checks in at No. 2 after closing out with a tournament victory against Staples.

It was a rough ending for Newington, which was stunned by the Housatonic co-op in the first round of the CIAC bracket. Nonetheless, the Indians finish as the No. 3 team in the rankings.

No. 4 Norwalk-McMahon not only beat Hall-Southington in its regular-season finale, but also edged Milford in a first-round playoff game.

No. 5 New Milford rolled past JBWA to close out its season prematurely. Likewise, No. 6 Enfield-East Granby-Stafford took care of Newtown in its lone CIAC playoff game.

Wilton shook off a loss to Milford to close the regular season, edging past Masuk in a CIAC matchup to finish No. 7.

Tri-Town returns to the rankings at No. 8, thanks to a tournament upset of JBWA, which wraps up at No. 9.

No. 10 Housatonic-Northwest-Wamogo-Torrington, which stunned Newington to begin its short-lived playoff run, rounds out the rankings.

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