Five of New England’s Division 1 college hockey teams finished the second weekend of 2019 in sweeping fashion.
Leading the way, three of the four Hockey East clubs to win two games on the weekend did so in league play. UMass and Northeastern were two of those clubs, and both teams enter their week of home-and-home series as Hockey East’s top teams. Boston College hosts Maine with the chance to tie the Minutemen for first place on Wednesday night, though the Eagles had their unbeaten run in league play squashed last Saturday at New Hampshire.
Boston University ran its total unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1, now the region’s longest active run) after tying Harvard and beating league foes UNH and Providence, while UMass Lowell posted a non-conference sweep at Colgate. Merrimack also won twice during the week, downing Michigan for the first time in history before returning to home and league play with UConn.
Bentley was the last New England team to sweep the weekend, beating Robert Morris twice in Pittsburgh to move into the No. 8 slot in Atlantic Hockey. The Falcons’ league rival, Holy Cross, earned a three-point weekend against Niagara at Hart Center. In ECAC play, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Quinnipiac all went 1-1.