GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Darien No. 1, ND-Fairfield No. 2

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The 2013-14 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak.

Team (Record)(First-place votes)…………………………Points………Last

1. Darien  (18-2-1) (11)……………………………….162……1

Last week: Defeated Staples 5-1 in FCIAC quarterfinals .
Bottom line: Goalie Mike Colon has nice poststeason start with 24 saves against Staples..

2. Notre Dame-Fairfield  (14-4-1) (6)………………142……4

Last week: Defeated Xavier 9-2 and West Haven 4-0.
Bottom line: The Lancers are peaking at the right time with a seven-game win streak .

3. Notre Dame-West Haven (13-5-1)………………137……2

Last week: Defeated Hamden 3-1.
Bottom line: Green Knights rebound with back-to-back wins after  going 1-4-1 .

4. Fairfield Prep (11-4-3)………………………………135……3

Last week: Defeated Hamden 8-3 .
Bottom line: Jesuits are 3-2-1 against the top three ranked teams this season.

5. Ridgefield (17-4)……………………………………101…….5

Last week: Defeated  St. Joseph 4-1 in FCIAC quarterfinals.
Bottom line: Top-10 matchup as Tigers face New Canaan in FCIAC semis on Wednesday.

6. New Canaan  (16-4-1)……………………………….84…..6

Last week: Defeated Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe 7-0 in FCIAC quarterfinal .
Bottom line: Rams’ last loss was a 5-4 setback to Ridgefield on Feb. 12.

7. East Haven (16-3)…………………………………..61……7

Last week: Defeated Simsbury 7-4.
Bottom line: Easties’ top line of Tristan Goodwin, Mike Falanga and Matt Longobardi have a combined 184 points.

8. Glastonbury (15-5)……………………………….51……8

Last week: Defeated Branford 3-1.
Bottom line: Tomahawks closed the regular season with five straight wins .

9. West Haven (10-8-1)………………………………24……9T

Last week: Defeated North Haven 4-1 and lost 4-0 to Notre Dame-Fairfield .
Bottom line: The Blue Devils are 4-1 in their last five gamess .

10. Xavier (7-10-2)…………………………………….15……NR

Last week: Defeated East Catholic 4-2 and lost 9-2 to Notre Dame-Fairfield .
Bottom line: Xavier closes the season going 3-3-3 in their last nine games .

Dropped out: East Catholic (9T).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

Others receiving votes: East Catholic (13-5-1) 13; Branford (15-3-1) 5; Hamden (6-13-1) 3; Amity (12-7) 1; Newington-Berlin/Manchester (16-3-1) 1 .

The following media voted: Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Matt Conyers, Hartford Courant; Don Boyle, SportingNewsCT.com; Dan Nowak, New Haven Register; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Greg Lederer, Cheshire Herald; George “Coach” DeMaio, 960-WELI; Jim Stout, MaxPreps.com Northeast Regional writer-editor, John Nash, The Hour of Norwalk; Peter Vander Veer, Hersam Acorn Publications; Mike Fornabaio, Connecticut Post.

The following coaches voted: Shaun Gallagher, Ridgefield; Matt Sather, Fairfield Prep; Ken Barse, Glastonbury; Tim Belcher, Notre Dame-West Haven; Sal Follo, Milford; Larry Vieira, Immaculate/New Fairfield.

Poll compiled by: Dan Nowak

Comments

    • Prep Dynasty says

      prep is 2-2-1 against top 3 teams this season. they lost to darien twice, ndwh once and tied ndwh once while beating ndf twice. btw, three of their four losses have been by one goal. the tournament is clearly a toss up this year, i’ve never seen it this wide open.

  1. Ma says

    They did not look like they were in great shape against EH last night. Could be because they didn’t have much to play for. There are at least 6 teams that can win D1. I think 3 private schools and 3 public schools have a shot.

    • Beans says

      Prep played hard,people hate to give any credit that the Easties, they just might be good!!! Ever think of that.

  2. Willie says

    Toss up is correct. Should be a great tournament with a good mix of excellent teams.who would you bet on? I know who I would bet on.

  3. five hole says

    WOW !!! Still no love for those EH boys… These kids work hard every game . I don’t know what game “Ma” was commenting on but Prep came out running 4 forwards and one defenseman for most of the game and D.L. was on the ice a lot. 47 shots on net doesn’t sound like a team not trying!! EH was ahead twice and with in one till the end . Get off your horse and give these EH kids some credit for hard work

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