The final January weekend of Division 1 college hockey action should add a bit more clarity to the tight standings races in Hockey East, ECAC Hockey, and Atlantic Hockey.
Massachusetts and Northeastern kept their places atop Hockey East’s standings after splitting a home-and-home series this weekend, and the Huskies now meet Providence for a pair with the similar possibility of gaining separation in the league race. Similarly, Boston College and UMass Lowell enter their head-to-head set with a three-point difference. UMass is at Maine, Merrimack visits Vermont, and UConn and New Hampshire play a home-and-home.
In the ECAC, Harvard and Dartmouth play a league series at home for the first time during the 2019 calendar year, while Yale hits the road to New York’s Capital District along with Brown looking to separate from a three-way tie for first place.
American International continues its Atlantic Hockey first-place run at Mercyhurst. Bentley visits Canisius in the midst of a hot streak, while Holy Cross and Sacred Heart clash in Connecticut.