Taking a look at the standings, Clarkson's strong showing breaks the tie for the ECAC lead, placing the Golden Knights alone at the top with 13 points, plus a game in hand over most of the conference. Colgate hang tight with 12 points, followed by St. Lawrence, with 11 points and a game in hand. Cornell slip to fourth with 11 points of their own. Vermont, idle in the league this weekend, cling to their 9 points, secure in the knowledge that they have three extra games yet to be played. Harvard also weigh in with 9 points, but being swept on the road has left them with three losses the Catamounts don't share. Then there's the drop to seventh place, made a bit smaller by Brown's two-tie weekend. The Bears gain ground with 5 points, plus a game in hand. RPI and Yale vie for eighth with four points a piece, with Rensselaer holding two games in hand. Princeton are #10 with 3 points, followed by Union, with two points, but three extra games remaining. The Big Green of Dartmouth, idle this weekend, also have three games in hand, but have yet to win or tie in five tries.
The ECAC schedule for the upcoming week is sparse as the schools head into exams and vacation. Harvard visits Princeton on Friday in the last league contest of the year. Three non-league contests with Hockey East foes pepper the schedule: Dartmouth host BU on Tuesday, while RPI entertain Mass-Amherst. The other contest sees Princeton at home against UMass Sunday afternoon.
With the ECAC hockey report, this is Joe P------k, Mr. Squishy sports.