Two new teams join New England Hockey Journal’s Division 1 Top 10 this week as Atlantic Hockey and ECAC programs get set to play their final weekend of the regular season.
Two weeks still remain in Hockey East, but UMass earned another win to maintain a firm grip on first place in that league race. In addition, Maine, Northeastern, and Boston University all completed sweeps during the past weekend, while UMass Lowell bounced back for three points after being swept against Providence.
Splits were the favorite result for the region’s ECAC clubs as Quinnipiac, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown are all coming off 1-1 weekends. Yale still remains three points behind the second-place Bobcats and Crimson after being shut out in both of its weekend games. Brown moved within two points of the Bulldogs as it improved to 5-2-2 over a nine-game span.
American International takes a four-point Atlantic Hockey lead into the final weekend of the regular season after Bentley and Holy Cross split their home-and-home series. Sacred Heart, which is fifth in the standings, continued its 7-1-1 run with a win and tie against Army.