Connecticut High School Hockey Reshuffling for 2012-2013

The CIAC has recently approved moves for several Connecticut boy’s high school hockey teams for next season. Here’s a recap of the approved changes to date:

TEAM FROM DIVISION TO DIVISION
Fermi-Enfield 1 2
Windsor/Farmington/Avon 1 2
Tri-Town 1 2
Trinity Catholic 1 2
Conard 1 2
Amity 1 2
Lyman Hall 2 3
Northwest Catholic 3 2

Quite an exodus out of Division 1. Probably a sign of the times – both in terms of:

  1. The declining numbers/overall talent in high school hockey and
  2. Coaches pushing the panic button and dropping down a division to remain “competitive”

What’s interesting is that the worst team – record-wise – in Division 1 (Greenwich) chose not to drop down, but six teams above them did? Including two teams that actually qualified for the state tournament. Well, it is what it is, kids. Until the CIAC truly takes a hard look at properly re-aligning the divisions, these types of post-season moves will become the norm.

If nothing else, this year’s moves make the field in Division 2 by far the most interesting to watch next season. (24 teams?!?)

OTHER NEWS:

  • North Branford was approved as an associate member of the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) for next season.
  • Word on the street has Rockville High School leaving their current co-op with Manchester/Stafford and joining up with Bolton and Coventry to form a new co-op. We’ll keep you posted as further details emerge on this.

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