The dawn of 2023 means the return of a full slate across Division 1 men’s college hockey.
Conference play will dominate much of the remaining schedules across Hockey East, ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey, with the Connecticut Ice and Beanpot Tournaments being the two notable exceptions.
There's been a reshuffling among the region’s top teams, but there was plenty of action to be excited about from the first full weekend of the calendar year.
The biggest highlight was the return of outdoor action at Frozen Fenway on the heels of the Boston Bruins' return to the NHL Winter Classic last week.
Here is New England Hockey Journal’s latest look at the top teams in the region: