Undefeated and unanimous No. 1 Ridgefield, which crushed Hamden, 6-1, on Saturday maintained its grip on the top spot of the GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for the second consecutive week.
New to the poll this week is No. 9 Division II Watertown/Pomperaug, which similarly wiped out East Haven Co-Op and St. Joseph by a combined score of 13-2. They replace Simsbury which dropped from the poll after coming in at No. 9 last week. NFI, which was tied with Xavier at No. 10, also dropped out.
Curiously, Greenwich dropped from No. 2 to No. 6 after suffering its first loss of the year, 8-3 to now-No. 4 Hamden while Darien, which lost Greenwich 3-0 just a couple weeks ago, jumped to No. 2. The Blue Wave did defeat Hamden, 3-1, last month.
The rest of the poll remained largely unchanged. NWC remained at No. 3, Notre Dame-West Haven remained at No. 5. Fairfield Prep and New Canaan remained at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.
|TEAM (1st place votes)||REC||PTS||LAST||DIV|
|1. RIDGEFIELD (13)||6-0-0||130||1||I|
|Results last week: def. Hamden 6-1.
Bottom Line: The train rolls on. Two games with Darien this weekend.
|Results last week: def. Notre Dame-West Haven 6-4; def. Xavier 4-3.
Bottom Line: Got back on track with a couple of good wins.
|Results last week: def. New Canaan 3-2 (OT).
Bottom Line: Lions have passed their Div. I tests so far. Another comes up this weekend.
|Results last week: def. Greenwich 8-3, lost to Ridgefield 6-1.
Bottom Line: After a huge win, ran into the buzzsaw. No time to pout with the Mount coming in.
|5. NOTRE DAME-|
|Results last week: lost to Darien 6-4; def. Fairfield Prep 3-2 (OT).
Bottom Line: Shook a sort-of wacky loss to come back and beat the rival Jesuits.
|Results last week: lost to Hamden 8-3.
Bottom Line: Cards took a poll hit follwing their big loss to the Green Dragons.
|7. FAIRFIELD PREP||2-5-0||43||7||I|
|Results last week: lost to Notre Dame-West Haven 3-2 (OT).
Bottom Line: Jesuits have 11 days off to work on things.
|8. NEW CANAAN||4-4-0||32||8||I|
|Results last week: def. NFI 4-3; lost to Northwest Catholic 3-2 (OT); def. St. Joseph 4-0.
Bottom Line: FCIAC season gets cranked up with Trumbull and Ridgefield this week.
|Results last week: def. East Haven Co-op 8-1, def. St. Joseph 5-1.
Bottom Line: Three-game winning streak caught some attention.
|Results last week: lost to Malden Catholic (Mass.) 5-1; lost to Darien 4-3.
Bottom Line: Two games in Rhode Island this weekend before the Falcons play their first home game in four weeks.
| Dropped out: Simsbury (9); NFI (T10).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
|Others receiving votes: Guilford (6-2) 8; Amity (6-0) 7; Farmington (4-2-1) 4; NFI (3-2-3) 4; West Haven (4-3) 4; Branford (4-1-2) 3; Fairfield (3-2) 1; Simsbury (2-4-1) 1.|
|The following voted: Media: Media: Sean Begin, Hartford Courant; Luke Devoe, CTHSHockey.org; Michael Fornabaio, Connecticut Post; Tim Jensen, Patch Media Corp.; Greg Lederer, Cheshire Herald; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Dan Nowak, New Haven Register; Pete Paguaga, Hearst Connecticut Media; Jim Stout, MaxPreps.com; Peter Vander Veer, HAN Network. Coaches: Shaun Gallagher, Ridgefield; Matt Sather, Fairfield Prep; Larry Vieira, Notre Dame-West Haven.|