ECAC Hockey Report, 1995 October 30

The ECAC hockey teams were busy with non-conference action this weekend, and the only real bright spot came for the St. Lawrence Saints, who swept St. Cloud State, 5-3 and 3-1. The Engineers of RPI were themselves swept, 3-2 and 6-4 by Bowling Green, as were Clarkson, 4-2 and 3-2 losers to Denver University, with the latter loss coming in overtime. Union College fell on consecutive days to two Hockey East powerhouses: 4-1 to Maine on Saturday and 3-2 to New Hampshire on Sunday, although the Skating Dutchmen looked impressive in defeat. The Red Raiders of Colgate were also downed by the Big Blue Two, surrendering 5-3 to the UNH Wildcats and 3-2 to the Black Bears. In the other ECAC-Hockey East matchup, Vermont fell 5-4 to Hockey East and NCAA champs Boston University.

The Ivy squads were also active in exhibitions: Brown fell 4-3 to Acadia before Harvard topped them by the same score; Dartmouth handled Dalhouise 6-3 and Yale downed them by a 3-1 margin; Cornell bettered Western Ontario 5-4 in overtime and Princeton pummelled Plattsburgh 8-0.

Next week sees the first conference game on the ECAC slate as travel partners Harvard and Brown face off in Providence. Most of the non-conference action is with members of the CCHA: Clarkson host a pair with Bowling Green, Dartmouth play a couple at Illinois-Chicago, St. Lawrence play two at Lake Superior state, Vermont skate to Oxford, Ohio for two games with Miami University, and Cornell is at Michigan state Friday night. In other contests, RPI and Union visit Army on consecutive nights, Yale travel to Colorado Springs for two games at Air Force, Princeton visit Hockey East's UMass-Lowell on Saturday, and Colgate are north of the border Sunday for a matinee with Ottawa.

With the ECAC hockey report, this is Joe P------k, Mr. Squishy sports.

Last Modified: 1995 October 30
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