Hockey East and ECAC teams still have to wait until Friday night to commence their respective quarterfinal playoff series, but Sacred Heart opens its Atlantic Hockey championship quest a couple of nights earlier when RIT pays a second visit to Bridgeport, Conn., this winter.
Holy Cross was the only Atlantic Hockey club from New England in action last weekend as it lost a pair of tight decisions to Robert Morris in the first round. With the pair of wins, the Colonials makes the trip out to Massachusetts this weekend for a best-of-three set with No. 2 Bentley. In a third series set to begin on Friday, first-place American International hosts Army West Point.
Here is our capsule look at the three Atlantic Hockey playoff series involving New England clubs this weekend. A trip to the league’s final four at HarborCenter in Buffalo, N.Y., is also on the line for Niagara and Air Force.
No. 5 RIT (15-15-4) at No. 4 Sacred Heart (15-15-4)