The ECAC standings at the mid-season break show five teams within two points of the lead. Clarkson head the pack with 13 points in only seven games. Colgate are close behind with 12 points in eight games. On their heels are a troika of squads with 11 points: St. Lawrence in seven games, Cornell in eight and Harvard in nine. Vermont stand poised to make a move when league play resumes next month, with 9 points in a mere five games. The Brown Bears hold the seventh spot with five points in seven games, followed by RPI and Yale with four points each, the Engineers in six games and the Elis in eight. Last year's ECAC tournament runners-up, Princeton, are in tenth place with three points in nine games, followed by Union with two in five, and Dartmouth in last with an 0-5 record.
With the Holidays upon us, so are the Holiday tournaments, and two ECAC squads are participating in tourneys with an international flavor. In Orono, Maine, the Union Skating Dutchmen are in the JC Penney Classic, with Maine in the first round, followed by the World Junior team from either Switzerland or Sweden on Saturday. The Big Red of Cornell are in Amherst for the Umass World Junior Tournament. They play the host team in the first round, followed by Finland or Slovakia in the final. In other action involving ECAC schools, Dartmouth travel to North Dakota to play a pair with the Fighting Sioux Tuesday and Wednesday.
With the ECAC hockey report, this is Joe P------k, Mr. Squishy sports.