2010-11 Weekly Releases

  • Weekend Update: Close Calls
    March 12, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- For the second consecutive season the first night of quarterfinals action in the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship produced three one-goal games. Tight finishes, have been a trademark for the league’s teams, as each team nearly had 13 outcomes on their schedule which were decided by one goal or resulted in a tie.
  • Weekend Preview: Spots in Atlantic City Ready to be Claimed
    March 10, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- After last weekend produced three upsets in the first-round of the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship Tournament, fans can be assured that the parity once again exists in the historic 50th season of the league. The top four seeds, who earned a bye last weekend, Union, Yale, Dartmouth and Cornell, have combined for an overall record at their home rinks of 46-12-7 this past season.
  • Weekend Update: ‘Cup’ Still Unclaimed
    February 26, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- History will have to wait another day in ECAC Hockey as both Union and Yale posted ties in league action holding their first and second place positions in the league standings respectively. Union, Yale and Dartmouth have clinched first-round byes for the upcoming tournament thus far with Union and Yale still seeking to claim the Cleary Cup and No. 1 seed in the tournament.
  • Weekend Preview: League Champion to be Crowned
    February 25, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Once again balanced play was showcased during the ECAC Hockey historic 50th season leading to the crowning of the regular-season champion taking place during the final weekend of the season. Union sits in the top spot with a slim one point over two-time defending champion Yale with two games remaining each on the schedule.
  • Weekly Release: Union & Yale Eyeing ‘Cup’
    February 23, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - With Union and Yale having already secured a first-round bye in the upcoming postseason tournament, last weekend’s results painted a picture where four other ECAC Hockey teams (Cornell, Dartmouth, Rensselaer, and Princeton) are now in the mix for the final two first-round bye spots and home ice. Union (33 points) continues to hold a slim lead over Yale (32 points) in the quest for the Cleary Cup.
  • Weekend Update: Union & Yale Keep Pace
    February 19, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. --Four of the top nine teams in the ECAC Hockey standings posted wins last evening highlighted by Union winning an overtime thriller at Clarkson and Yale recording a convincing win at Quinnipiac maintaining the top two spots.
  • Weekend Preview: Seniors Begin to Say Goodbye
    February 18, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- This weekend marks the first of two consecutive weekends where ECAC Hockey teams will recognize seniors at their home rinks. The quest for the Cleary Cup is still there for the taking with Union holding a one point lead over Yale with four games remaining on the schedule.
  • Weekend Update: Quest for the ‘Cup’ Tightens
    February 12, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. --A new top team, a record set, upsets, streaks snapped --- just another Friday night in ECAC Hockey action during the 2010-11 season.
  • Weekend Preview: Points Ready to be Claimed
    February 11, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- With three weekends of regular-season play remaining Yale holds a slim one point lead over Union and five point lead over Rensselaer. All 12 league teams are in action this weekend engaged in two league battles each over the course of the next two days, except for Harvard and Quinnipiac which will play in one contest each.
  • Weekly Release: Title Up for Grabs
    February 09, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - With the first five positions in the league standings separated by a mere six points the regular-season title is there for the taking. Yale (26 points) holds a slim one point lead over Union (25 points) and a four point cushion over third-place Rensselaer (21 points).
  • Weekend Update: League Leaders Keep Pace
    February 05, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. --The top three teams in ECAC Hockey - Yale, Union and Dartmouth - each earned two points in the first part of weekend play to maintain their spots in the league standings. Four out of the league’s five ranked teams earned points last evening. The road was kind to ECAC Hockey teams as four out of the six visitors in league action earned points as well.
  • Weekend Preview: Spotlight on League Action
    February 04, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Entering the final month of league play, Yale holds a slim one-point lead over Union and a three-point lead over Princeton. All 12 ECAC hockey teams are in action playing in two league contests each this weekend. The top five teams in the ECAC Hockey standings are ranked in the national polls (No. 2/3 Yale; No. 8/9 Rensselaer; No. 11/11 Union; No. 17 Dartmouth; and No. 19 Princeton).
  • Weekly Release: Gap Tightens
    February 01, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - As a result of the outcome of games last weekend, Yale’s lead in the race for the ‘Cleary Cup’ has now tightened. The Bulldogs remain atop of the league standings, but are now just one point ahead of second-place Union. As teams attempt to earn a first-round bye in tournament play a mere six points separate the top six teams in the current standings. Three teams, Princeton, Rensselaer, and Union each gained four points in league-play last weekend, while Cornell, Dartmouth, and Quinnipiac each picked-up three points.
  • Weekend Update: Union Earns Key Win
    January 29, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- At No. 12/13 Union 3, No. 1/1 Yale 2: Senior forward Adam Presizniuk scored what proved to be the deciding goal at 14:19 of the second period to lift No 12/13 Union to a historic 3-2 win over No. 1/1 Yale in front of 2,251 fans at Messa Rink. Union's win was the first in program history over a team ranked No. 1 in the nation. Ryan Rondeau stopped 31 of 34 shots and kept the Bulldogs in the game. Keith Kinkaid, who made 28 saves overall, needed a dozen in the final frame to hold on for the win as Yale outshot Union 13-4. Kenny Agostino and Jimmy Martin were the two Bulldogs who got pucks past Kinkaid. Both teams were 2-for-4 on the power-play.
  • Weekend Preview: Capital Region Showdowns
    January 27, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- As the chase for the Cleary Cup heats up, this weekend marks the first of five consecutive weekends with full slates of league action on the schedule. With a bullseye on its back Yale currently has a five point lead over second-place Union with four other teams within striking distance. All 12 league teams are in action this weekend, each playing in a pair of league contests looking for valuable league points.
  • Weekly Release: Defenses Answer the Call
    January 25, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Traditional unyielding defenses continue to be prevalent on the ice down the stretch in ECAC Hockey action. In all of the 12 games played last week involving ECAC Hockey teams, 13 of the winning or tying defenses and goaltenders only surrendered two goals or fewer in claiming victory or a tie. As a result of the stringent defenses last week, eight netminders allowed only one goal on the defensive end of the ice.
  • Weekend Update: Dartmouth Prevails in Top-20 Showdown
    January 22, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Dartmouth won its second straight game over a nationally-ranked opponent as it defeated No. 10/12 Union, 4-1 at Messa Rink Friday evening. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Big Green and marked the first home loss of the season for the Dutchmen. Other highlights on the night included top-ranked Yale, Brown and RPI gaining two league points, while Colgate and Cornell picking-up one league point.
  • Weekend Preview: Ones to Watch ...
    January 20, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Vital games are now a given on all ECAC Hockey teams’ schedules for the remainder of the season. Four of the teams in ECAC Hockey which sport some of the nation’s top team winning percentages - Yale (.882), Union (.688), Rensselaer (.659), and Dartmouth (.647) will be tested this weekend. A total of 11 ECAC Hockey teams will take to the ice this weekend playing in 10 league games and one non-conference match-up.
  • Weekly Release: The Race Heats Up
    January 18, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Playing in a home-and-home series last weekend No. 1/1 Yale and Brown each claimed victory on its home ice. On Saturday, the Bulldogs received goals from five different players as the nation’s top ranked team upended visiting Brown, 5-2 in ECAC Hockey action. In all 10 players recorded a point before the jammed crowd at Ingalls Rink. The win was the 10th straight for the home team. Yale outshot Brown 40-24 and went 2-for-8 with a man-advantage. Senior Ryan Rondeau made 22 stops in getting the win (12 saves in the third). The Bears went scoreless on four power-plays. Netminder Mike Clemente had many of the Bears’ highlights making 35 saves, including 17 in the second frame.
  • Weekend Update: Key Saves Secure Wins
    January 15, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A light Friday night schedule for ECAC Hockey men’s teams featured only two league contests and one non-league game. The night’s activity produced one convincing win with Cornell handling visiting Rensselaer, 5-1; another close call for Colgate, which was edged by visiting Union, 2-1; and an overtime tie, 4-4 in non-league action between St. Lawrence and Michigan Tech.
  • Weekend Preview: Fierce Games on Tap
    January 13, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Eleven of the 12 ECAC Hockey teams are in action this weekend playing in six conference games and five non-conference showdowns. This weekend’s activity features some fierce rival games including; a home-and-home series with top-ranked Yale and Brown; Harvard visiting one of its crosstown rivals Boston University; Dartmouth facing an in-state matchup with New Hampshire for the Battle for the Riverstone X; and Quinnipiac renewing an old rival skating against Canisius.
  • Weekly Release: Return of Conference Action Does Not Disappoint
    January 10, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - The return of league-play produced an array of finishes in the first week of action back after holiday break, which included tight finishes, goal outbursts, and solid goaltending. Yale, Union, and Cornell each earned weekend sweeps, picking up four points in the league standings.
  • Weekend Update: Part II Underway...
    January 08, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Conference action resumed Friday evening with four of the six road teams claiming victories. All six ECAC Hockey games were significantly lively featuring offenses which were pressing all evening and forcing goaltenders to come up big, which they did, as nine of the 12 netminders made at least 25 saves last evening.
  • Weekend Preview: League’s Second-Half Race Starts
    January 07, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- All 12 ECAC Hockey teams are in action this weekend each playing two league games. With the holiday break over and most non-league matchups now in the books, league teams will look to find their stride as the race for the Cleary Cup begins. One goal that all teams share and never lose site of from this point on is to win.
  • Weekly Release: Tournaments Highlight Holiday Season
    January 03, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Looking to skate off the rust after exams and holiday breaks, ECAC Hockey teams played in several holiday tournaments and non-league contests across the country in their final preparations before the extended League-play begins this weekend. Seven teams played in various holiday tournaments with Dartmouth hosting its 22nd annual Ledyard National Bank Classic in Hanover, NH. In non-tournament action, ECAC Hockey posted a 6-0-0 mark with Yale extending its home winning streak to nine games, Quinnipiac and Rensselaer earning sweeps, while St. Lawrence scoring an upset of then second-ranked New Hampshire.
  • Weekend Preview: Mid-Season Tournament Time
    December 29, 2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- One of the favorite elements of the holiday season for hockey fans is the traditional holiday tournaments which take place this week. Seven league teams are in action this week in tournament-play, while four others are involved in non-league action playing final tune-up games before the bulk of conference play begins.
  • Weekend Preview: Final First-Half Tests
    December 17, 2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- With the majority of the ECAC Hockey men’s teams on holiday break resting for various upcoming tournament play, four league teams - Colgate, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, and Union take to the ice this weekend attempting to build momentum carrying into the second part of the season.
  • Weekly Release: Solid Week for League Teams
    December 13, 2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. - With teams preparing for the holiday break, ECAC Hockey teams posted an impressive 7-3-1 record in non-conference games last week. The lone game in conference action featured Quinnipiac downing Harvard, 3-1 Wednesday. One of the highlights of the week was No. 15/15 Rensselaer stopping No. 7/7 Boston University, 4-1 at Houston Field House Saturday afternoon. With the impressive wins on the ice last week three ECAC Hockey teams were able to preserve their home unbeaten streaks: Rensselaer (7-0-0), Union, (7-0-1) and Yale (8-0-0).
  • Weekend Preview: Looking to Finish on High Note
    December 09, 2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- As the league prepares for a holiday break, five ECAC Hockey teams will be hosting non-league games, while two teams take to the road, as they look to close out the first portion of the 2010-11 schedule. One of the marquee games of the weekend features No. 15/15 Rensselaer hosting No. 7/7 Boston University in a clash of two traditional elite programs. No. 13/13 Union and Princeton are the only ECAC Hockey teams which will play two games over the weekend before the holiday break.
  • Weekly Release: Yale Remains Undefeated In League Action
    December 06, 2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Yale increased its winning streak to five games over the weekend, as the Bulldogs downed two nationally-ranked opponents at Ingalls Rink. The nation's top scoring team showed it could overcome adversity despite being held to a season-low 24 shots on goal by stopping visiting Rensselaer 4-2 in ECAC Hockey action.
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