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Mash the names “Amanda” and “Mazzotta” together, and you get one word. Amazing. Such was the weekend performance of second ranked Cornell’s junior goaltender, who put up a pair of whitewashes against ECAC foes Princeton and Qunnipiac. Jimmy Xi of the Cornell Daily Sun spins the tale.

In recent seasons, Maine has taken its show 90 minutes south of Orono to Lewiston, playing a regular season game against a Hockey East opponent, and exposing its program to another part of the state. Such will be the case Tuesday, when the Black Bears tangle with UNH at the Colisee. You can read Justin Pelletier’s excellent preview here.

A weekend sweep by perennial power Harvard is not so unusual. Unless it happens to come on the road at No. 9 Dartmouth. This past weekend, Blood Red trumped Big Green, twice, to keep matters tight on the upper rungs of the ECAC ladder. Kate Liest of the Harvard Crimson has all the details.

Reports of the demise of Minnesota are most definitely premature. Any doubts to that effect were waved away by their weekend sweep of Minnesota State. As per usual, sophomore goalie Noora Raty was a big part of the story. Arlan Martilla posts the skinny at Gopher Puck Live.

  • Fishing7

    Just got home from the Dartmouth @ RPI game. Great game RPI won 5-1 and looked great doing it! Best I’ve seen them play in awhile (since I saw them last year).

  • WMU sweeps NMU…5-2, 6-1. Watch out Miami…after Bowling Green you’re next!!

    11 in a row..lets make it 12 …Go Broncos

  • Sdkzoo

    “Nothing says, “We’re here!” louder than outscoring a tough opponent 11–3 on the road,”

    A very astute statement Paula “Facts Don’t Matter” Weston. Only one problem… the games were at home.

  • proofread much?

    Are you paying attention Paula? How do you get that wrong?

  • Davyd83

    Western Michigan was “on the road” against NMU in December.

  • Paula Weston

    My typo — now fixed. Good morning, CCHA fans!

  • Guest

    This team, as of today, has already met the high expectations many of us had for them entering the season. We knew entering this season that half the roster was comprised of Freshmen and that getting as far as the semi’s would be a success. What we didn’t know is the absolute roller coaster it would take to get here. Now they’ve got this proud alumni wondering just how far they can take it…

  • “That said, the nervous closing seconds kept the Terriers from ever really being able to celebrate until the buzzer went off.”

    Huskies. Kept the Huskies from ever really being able to celebrate. I realize they’re both dogs, and writing these things gets tiresome after awhile, and BU always tends to win… but the one time they don’t it’d be great if the other team gets credit for the win :)

    • Jim Connelly

      Going to fix that. Thanks! Getting those two dogs straight was a challenge the whole weekend! Thanks for pointing out.

  • John

    Jim, do you know what happened at the end of the game? I was there but I missed the initial problem, I just saw Parker enraged and the teams being separated. Someone said that Cronin was in the face of one of the BU players and there was shoving. I know it’s academic but I really wonder what went on and whether any disciplinary actions will be taken as a result.

  • Guest

    Per Northeastern’s student paper: After the game, there was some confusion when the officiating crew directed the Northeastern players into the locker room before shaking hands with the BU players, who were waiting at center-ice.
    This all according to Cronin: His team was told to leave the ice immediately following the final whistle. While Cronin was sorting it out with the officials, BU’s Adam Clendening skated over and told him to “shut-up.” Cronin grabbed Clendening’s arm (which Parker wasn’t happy about after the game) and explained to Clendening that it wasn’t his decision to leave the ice without shaking hands.
    “It’s too bad [it ended like that] because both teams fought hard,” Parker said. “That was a great series.”