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Monday, December 26, 2011

CTHS Hockey's Top 10

December 26, 2011

1. Fairfield Prep (3-0-0)- Outscoring a quality list of opponents (ND Fairfield, South Windsor, Ridgefield) 16-4 in three games .
2. Notre Dame- West Haven (4-0-0)- Coach Bill Derosa has to be happy with this start.  Like Prep, four victories aren't against slouches (New Canaan, Greenwich, Simsbury & Darien).
3. Hamden (2-0-0)- Going to catch flack in my circles putting NDWH ahead of them.  Need to see more out of Hamden after lackluster win against Darien and blow out of Amity.
4. Xavier (3-0-0)- Could be a very dark horse this year, but love the start for the X.  
5. West Haven (3-0-0)- Not ranked by many entering the season, West Haven off to a hot start behind two hat tricks and eleven points from senior Mike Troiano.
6. Ridgefield (1-1-0)- Nice redeemer against Glastonbury after a disappointing shutout to Prep to start the year.
7. East Haven (3-0-1)- Not exactly the same quality of opponents that Prep and ND WH can claim but undefeated after four games and five goals from sophomore Stephen Marsico have Yellow Jacket fans happy.
8. South Windsor (2-1-0)- Again, Prep the only loss so far in a game where the Bobcats got in a hole they couldn't dig out of.  Should be right there this season.
9. Glastonbury (1-1-0)- A split with Ridgefield and St. Joe's, two up and coming FCIAC squads are nothing to be heartbroken about.
10. North Haven (2-1-0)- A tough 1-0 loss to a good Xavier squad is all that's keeping the Indians from being undefeated.

West Haven's Mike Troiano has eight goals through three games.
The Week Ahead:
12/27-28: Mount St. Charles Tournament
#1 Fairfield Prep heads to one of the top tournaments in the country

12/27 Notre Dame-Fairfield @ New Canaan
5 p.m. @ Darien Ice Rink- Two teams going in the wrong direction look to right the ship.

12/27-28 #8 South Windsor heads to York, ME and Kennebunk, ME for an interstate challenge.

12/28 12/30: West Haven Holiday Tournament: 
5 p.m. #10 North Haven @  #5 West Haven
7 p.m. Amity vs. #2 ND West Haven
All games at Bennett Rink in West Haven.  Three teams ranked in our poll meet in the two day holiday tourny.

12/28-30 Maine Hockey Invitational:
#6 Ridgefield, #4 Xavier and Wethersfield take to the ice at the Maine Hockey Invitational.

12/30 #3 Hamden @ New Canaan
4 p.m. @ Darien Ice Rink- Hamden looks to add another quality win to their resume after playing only two games before the holiday.

We'll be reporting live from the West Haven Holiday Tournament on Wednesday.  Prep should learn a lot playing the quality of opponent they will at the MSC Tourny.  Look for scores and recaps following the games.  

Jesuit David White has nine points through three games this season.

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