Unbeaten Ridgefield remained No. 1, as did the rest of the starting five in the latest GameTimeCT Top 10 Boys Hockey Poll for Jan. 15.
The biggest mover was New Canaan, which jumped from No. 8 to No. 6, effectively trading places with Greenwich.
New Fairfield/Immaculate returned to the Top 10 after a week’s absence. NFI took No. 9, which bumped Watertown/Pomeraug down to No. 10 and knocking Xavier out.
|TEAM (1st place votes)||REC||PTS||LAST||DIV|
|1. RIDGEFIELD (14)||9-0-0||140||1||I|
|Results last week: def. Staples 9-0, def. Darien 3-2 (OT), def. Darien 2-0.
Bottom Line: The test came, home-and-home. The Tigers passed. Ridgefield was to meet New Canaan on Tuesday night.
|Results last week: lost to Ridgefield 3-2 (OT), lost to Ridgefield 2-0.
Bottom Line: Pushed the juggernaut to the brink. A rematch with Fairfield Prep comes Saturday.
|Results last week: Tied Glastonbury 3-3; def. ND-West Haven 3-1.
Bottom Line: Couldn't buy a winner against the Tomahawks, but came back to get it done on Saturday.
|Results last week: def. Mount St. Charles 3-2, lost to Simsbury 4-3.
Bottom Line: Big win, tough loss last week. Big win, tough loss this week. Off until Jan. 23.
|5. NOTRE DAME-|
|Results last week: lost to Amity 2-1, lost to Northwest Catholic 3-1.
Bottom Line: Losses cost the Green Knights points but not position in this week's poll. They visit Xavier on Wednesday.
|6. NEW CANAAN||5-4-0||55||8||I|
|Results last week: def. St. Joseph 4-0, def. Trumbull 4-3.
Bottom Line: The Rams started the FCIAC season with a couple of wins. They had Ridgefield on Tuesday night.
|7. FAIRFIELD PREP||2-5-0||54||7||I|
|Results last week: did not play.
Bottom Line: The Jesuits return to action with West Haven and Darien on this week's docket.
|Results last week: Tied Fairfield 5-5, lost to Westhill/Stamford 8-5, lost to Bishop Hendricken (R.I.) 5-0.
Bottom Line: Winless in four, allowed a slew of goals, and now heads to Northwest Catholic.
|Results last week: def. Simsbury 5-1.
Bottom Line: Big win and other teams' losses helped the Rebel Mustangs jump back into the top 10.
|Results last week: def. Rye Country Day (N.Y.) 3-1, def. Masuk 3-0.
Bottom Line: Allowed 12 goals in the first 10 games. Big Division II matchup on Wednesday, visiting Branford.
|Dropped out: Xavier (10).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
|Others receiving votes: West Haven (6-3) 13; Guilford (7-2) and Xavier (2-7), 11; Branford (5-1-2) 8; Amity (7-1) 4; Simsbury (3-5-1) 3; Fairfield (5-2-1) 2.|
|The following voted: 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: Glastonbury; Shaun Gallagher, Ridgefield; Matt Sather, Fairfield Prep; Larry Vieira, Notre Dame-West Haven.|