ALBANY, N.Y. - With three top ten matchups on the slate this weekend, the top spot in the ECAC Hockey women’s standings is up for grabs, as the final push for the playoffs continues.
No. 4 Clarkson and St. Lawrence will play host to No. 6 Cornell and No. 10 Colgate this weekend, with Friday’s matchup between the Golden Knights and Big Red holding major implications for the regular-season championship. The last time the two teams met, Maddie Mills recorded a goal and an assist to lead Cornell to a 3-1 win.
Quinnipiac and No. 5 Princeton will square off against Yale and Brown for the second time this season. The Bobcats and Bulldogs are currently tied for the final ECAC Hockey playoff spot with 13 league points apiece, making the winner of Friday night’s game all the more important. The last time these two teams met, Quinnipiac used a 16-save shutout from Abbie Ives to pull to a 2-0 victory.
The last set of games will feature Harvard and Dartmouth traveling to the capital region for games against Union and RPI. The Crimson and Engineers are in good position to secure spots in the league playoffs, but the Dutchwomen and Big Green are on the outside looking in, and will be looking for key league points to remain in the hunt. RPI’s Lovisa Selander is just 40 saves shy of surpassing the NCAA career saves mark.
ECAC Hockey continues to lead the country with four teams in the national rankings. Two-time defending national champion Clarkson has risen back to the top spot in the league, sitting at No. 4 in both national polls. Princeton (No. 5), Cornell (No. 6), and Colgate (No. 10) are not far behind, and are all still in the race for the regular-season title.
The full game notes have more matchup notes, recaps of last week’s games, standings, award winners, and more.
For daily updates on ECAC Hockey news, stories, awards, and more, be sure to following @ecachockey on Twitter, ecachockey on Instagram, and like the ECAC Hockey Facebook page.