ECAC Hockey Report, 1995 November 20

Two weeks into the ECAC hockey season, the Cornell Big Red continued to impress, taking a three-point weekend on the road by tying the undefeated Vermont Catamounts at 2 and staving off winless Dartmouth in overtime, 4-3. UVM also recorded three points, blanking Colgate 3-0 in their other contest this weekend, while the Red Raiders downed the Big Green 3-2 on Friday to pull off the split. Meanwhile in Southern New England, Harvard recovered from last week's one-point showing with a sweep, defeating Yale 5-2 to remain undefeated at home against the Elis in the seventeen-year history of the Bright Center, and edging Princeton 4-3. In Providence, Brown managed a split, losing to Princeton 3-2 in a rematch of last year's ECAC quarterfinal series and slamming Yale 5-1. In a game between travel partners, Clarkson kept their ECAC record perfect with a 6-4 home victory over St. Lawrence. And finally in non-conference action, RPI took a pair from Air Force, by scores of 11-2 and ?-?.

With most of the ECAC having played four games, Vermont and Cornell lead the pack with seven points each. Harvard have also recorded seven points in five games, and Clarkson have a perfect six points in three games. St. Lawerence have four points in three games, and Colgate have four in four. In the lower tier are Brown with three points, followed by RPI and Union, each with two points in two games. Princeton register at number ten with only two points in four games, while Yale and Dartmouth are both looking for their first point.

Thanksgiving week sees only two ECAC contests, with Yale visiting Princeton on Tuesday and RPI hosting Colgate on Saturday. Two tournaments feature ECAC teams this weekend: Vermont faces off against UMass-Lowell in the first round of the Governor's Cup in Orono, Maine, with Maine or New Hampshire in the second round. Princeton are paired with host Ottawa in the National Capital tourney, followed by Wilfred Laurier or Merrimack. Brown visit cross-town rival Providence in the Mayor's Cup, and in other assorted interconference action between the ECAC and Hockey East: Cornell travel to Boston University Tuesday night to renew an old rivalry, while Rensselaer host Merrimack. Harvard are at New Hampshire Tuesday and Northeastern Friday; Clarkson and St. Lawrence travel to Beantown to play BC and BU; Union return to action at home against Providence, and Yale host Northeastern in a Sunday matinee.

With the ECAC hockey report, this is Joe P------k, Mr. Squishy sports.

Last Modified: 1995 November 19
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