The top Division 1 college hockey series in New England this past weekend ended rather fittingly as Massachusetts and Northeastern split to keep the top two slots in the Hockey East standings, but the Minutemen remain atop the New England Hockey Journal Top 10 after opening that series with a dominant Friday win.
UMass Lowell continued its winning ways with a sweep of Vermont, while Boston College remained between the Minutemen and Huskies as Hockey East’s No. 2 team. New Hampshire and Maine also posted conference victories, while Providence earned a non-league win over its city rivals from Brown.
Yale, Dartmouth, and Harvard all returned to ECAC play and split their weekend games. In addition, Quinnipiac beat Boston University for the first time ever in, literally, the waning seconds of a key non-conference game in Boston.
Sacred Heart and Bentley each posted three-point weekends as American International extended its first-place lead in Atlantic Hockey action.