While UMass Lowell continues to surge up the Hockey East standings and New England Hockey Journal’s Division 1 Top 10, UMass continues to hold down the No. 1 spot entering a critical home-and-home series against Boston College.
The River Hawks swept four Hockey East points with wins over BC and UMass, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1). Bentley continues to climb towards first-place American International in the Atlantic Hockey race and remains the only Division 1 team with a longer current run than the River Hawks at 11 games (9-0-2).
BC and Northeastern dropped Hockey East contests in their final skates before tonight’s Beanpot title tilt, while Boston University has lost four in a row. Harvard, which is 5-1 in its last six games, is the lone team entering the second Monday of February off a win. However, all four teams still find themselves in the NEHJ ranks.
Providence and Quinnipiac round out the top four after splitting their most recent Hockey East and ECAC weekends, as did New Hampshire. American International returns to the NEHJ rankings following another Atlantic Hockey sweep, while its league rival Sacred Heart amassed the same result and Holy Cross posted its third win in five games.