BOSTON -- Two points mean the same at every point in the college hockey season, but they’re especially important at this crucial time of the year when teams are looking to build consistency as the second half begins in earnest.
Harvard feels it may have let a few slip as it entered the semester break with a 2-3-2 mark in ECAC play. But there’s plenty of opportunity to make a run during the busy two months of hockey that lie ahead, especially with all league games until March aside from Tuesday’s game with Boston University and the Beanpot on the first two Mondays of February.
Friday’s 3-2 overtime win over RPI at Bright-Landry Hockey Center was a good start, giving the Crimson two crucial points to move to .500 in the league as well as some to learn.
“I thought we started the game pretty well, but I don’t think the compete level was consistent enough for us to be able to separate,” Harvard head coach Ted Donato said. “(RPI) worked hard, blocked shots, and their goalie (freshman Owen Savory) made some big saves, but we talked after the game about having a higher standard for ourselves as to how we’re going to compete for 60 minutes.