Women's Weekend Preview: December 6-8

Women's Weekend Preview: December 6-8

ALBANY, N.Y. - It’s the last weekend of 2018 for most of the ECAC Hockey women, as they’ll look to close out the first half of the season on a high note. Nine teams will be in action, including six league games, as teams will try to move up in the standings before the break.

A re-match of the North Country rivalry between Clarkson and St. Lawrence headlines this weekend’s slate, this time with league points on the line. The Golden Knights and Saints split their two-game set earlier this year, with each team winning at home. 

Princeton is currently riding the longest undefeated streak in the nation, having won or tied its last 10 contests. The Tigers will look to extend that streak, as well as their lead in the league standings when they travel to RPI and Union this weekend.

Colgate moved back into the national rankings this week after taking down then No. 3 Clarkson and No. 9 St. Lawrence last weekend. The Raiders will kick off the weekend with a game tonight at Syracuse before hosting the Orange at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Harvard and Yale also have non-league action this weekend. The Crimson will host Maine and travel to New Hampshire, while the Bulldogs welcome Vermont for a two-game set. Harvard continues to impress of late, allowing a league-low 1.13 goals-per-game in its first seven ECAC Hockey contests.

Despite a mix-up in the national polls, ECAC Hockey still leads the way with four teams ranked in the top ten. Cornell is out in front for the first time this year at No. 4, while Clarkson (No. 5), Princeton (No. 6/7), and Colgate (No. 10) are close behind. Harvard and St. Lawrence are two of the three other times receiving votes in both the USCHO and USA Today polls.

The full game notes have more matchup notes, recaps of last week’s games, standings, award winners, and more.

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