Now on to the standings, as the ECAC prepares to head into the home stretch. Each of the twelve teams has played a pair with their travel partner, and has one game remaining with each of the other ten over the next five weeks. The only exceptions are Princeton and Harvard, who have nine contests a piece remaining, having already completed their season series. St. Lawrence leads the pack with 21 points, followed by Vermont at 20. Colgate slip further away in third with 16 points, followed by Cornell, Clarkson and Harvard with 15 points a piece. Two games back in seventh, we find defending ECAC champs RPI with 11 points, followed by defending Ivy kings Brown at 10. Dartmouth have clawed their way into ninth place with 7 points, followed by Yale and Union with 6 points each, and finally Princeton remain in the cellar with a mere 4 points.
Yale host Mass-Lowell tomorrow night, after which the only non-league contests involving ECAC squads will be Harvard's two games in the Beanpot tournament. The first of the last five weekends of league play sees Cornell and Colgate take to the road to face Princeton and Yale, Harvard and Brown entertain RPI and Union, and in what should be the key matchups standings-wise, Vermont and Dartmouth play host to Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Friday night's game between the Catamounts and the Golden Knights will mark the beginning of the ECAC's live TV exposure for the year, as Empire Sports Network of Buffalo kick off their ECAC Game of the Week.
With the ECAC hockey report, this is Joe P------k, Mr. Squishy sports.