Most of the CCC boys hockey tournament has been decided, but there are still games to be played that can shake up a few things.
Here are the playoff scenarios:
The top three seeds in the CCC North have been locked up, with the fourth seed still up for grabs.
Simsbury currently sits at 5-5-1 with one division game left to play (tonight vs. Glastonbury). If Simsbury can win, they will pull into a tie with Northwest Catholic, who has finished its division schedule.
If they do tie, the first tiebreaker is head-to-head record. The teams split the season series, so we move onto the second tiebreaker which is “goals against in games versus each other.”
Believe it or not, they each allowed seven goals to each other. Simsbury won the first meeting, 6-4 and Northwest Catholic won the second game, 3-1.
The third tiebreaker is “goals against within the division.” Simsbury has allowed 24 goals in CCC North games and Northwest Catholic has allowed 28 goals in division play. This would give Simsbury the tiebreaker unless they give up 5 or more goals vs. Glastonbury tonight.
CCC North Division Overall
Glastonbury* 8-2 12-5
East Catholic* 8-3-1 13-4-1
South Windsor* 6-4-1 6-9-2
Simsbury 5-5-1 7-10-1
Northwest Catholic 6-5-1 10-6-2
Fermi/Enfield 3-6 5-10-1
Conard 1-10 4-15
*clinched playoff spot
As for the South Division. The current top four teams have clinched a spot in next week’s tournament, but the seedings are not set in stone. Newington/Berlin/Manchester basically controls its own destiny. All they need to do is win two of their remaining three games to lock up the top seed.
It’s if they lose their final three where things would get interesting. Newington has three games remaining on the schedule, all division opponents, with two of them currently occupying the third and fourth seeds in the tournament.
The middle two teams could finish the regular season in a tie. Rockville/Bolton/Coventry controls the first tiebreaker, head-to-head, so they would get the higher seed.
Hall/Southington could finish the season with a 7-5 record, but if it came down to a tiebreaker with E.O. Smith co-op (7-4), Hall co-op would lose out, dropping both games between the two.
CCC South Division Overall
Newington/Berlin/Manchester* 8-1 13-2-1
Rockville/Bolton/Coventry* 8-2 16-2
E.O. Smith/Tolland/Windham* 7-3 11-5-1
Hall/Southington* 5-5 9-8
Farmington/Avon/Windsor 4-7 4-11
Wethersfield 2-7 3-10
Rocky Hill/RHAM/Middletown 0-9 2-14
*clinched playoff spot