The weekend had great match-ups with some conferences seeing a new team holding the top spot in the standings. It will be an exciting month of February as teams start getting in position to make a playoff run!
Wisconsin-Eau Claire and St. Norbert met for the third time this season, with the Blugolds prevailing in a 3-0 shutout of St. Norbert. That marked the first time all season the Green Knights were unable to score a goal. The win propelled the Blugolds into sole possession of first in the NCHA.
In the ECAC West, Utica downed Neumann, 6-2. Trevor Hertz scored three goals in the win. Saturday night, the Pioneers won, 4-1, against Manhattanville.
Norwich continues to have a comfortable first place lead in the conference. Friday night saw a 5-2 victory over University of New England. On Saturday, a 2-0 win against Southern Maine secured the Cadets a five-point buffer between Castleton State, who has 17 points.
Wentworth currently holds the top spot in the ECAC Northeast with 12 points. They battled to a 4-3 overtime win against Salve Regina on Friday night. Nichols and Curry are right behind the Leopards in the standings, with 10 points.
Plymouth State, which owns the top spot in the conference with a five-point buffer, beat Massachusetts-Dartmouth on Thursday, 2-1. On Saturday, the Panthers beat Fitchburg State, 3-2, in overtime. Andrew Wigg contributed a goal and two assists in that game, including the game winning goal.
St. Olaf completed a weekend sweep of St. Thomas this weekend. The Oles won 3-2 on both nights. St. Olaf is currently in sole possession of first place of the MIAC with 16 points. St. Thomas is right behind them with 15 points.
Adrian remains the only team in the country that is undefeated in its conference. Adrian took two games from the Milwaukee School of Engineering this weekend. Both of the Bulldogs goals on Friday night were scored by Josh Cousineau, who lifted his team to a 2-1 win. Saturday’s win saw a hat trick from rookie Shaquille Merasty, including a short-handed and power-play goal.
While first place Bowdoin had a bye weekend, Williams and Trinity were able to gain some points in the standings. On Friday night, Williams downed Tufts, 5-3, while Trinity shutout Hamilton, 1-0. On Saturday night, Williams shutout Connecticut College, 5-0. Trinity beat Amherst, 7-4. The seven-goal output was the first of the season for the Bantams.
Oswego snapped Geneseo’s five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. The Lakers are currently on a five-game win streak, having beat Brockport, 5-1, on Friday evening. Geneseo beat Cortland, 10-3, on Friday.