After all, another weekend of Division 1 men’s action did nothing but tighten up conference races for teams all across New England.
Only five points separate the top six Hockey East teams, though UMass still holds a three-point advantage at the top. Providence was a big winner in Hockey East with its home-and-home sweep of Northeastern, but UMass Lowell remains a point ahead of the Friars after taking three points from Boston College. New Hampshire went 2-0-1 in three games during the week to join the middle pack, sitting only two points behind Providence.
Yale used a Saturday night win to jump into a tie for the ECAC’s top spot with Cornell. Four points separate this league’s top seven clubs. In addition to Yale’s climb up the ladder, Harvard swept Clarkson and St. Lawrence on home ice, Brown took four points in New York’s Capital District, and Dartmouth picked up one league victory of its own.
American International remains atop Atlantic Hockey after another week of play after exploding for eight goals in Saturday’s win at Mercyhurst. Outside of New England Hockey Journal’s Top 10, Vermont clinched a four-point weekend in Hockey East as Merrimack visited Gutterson Fieldhouse, while Bentley swept its AHC set as Sacred Heart and Holy Cross split one.