EYE ON THE TIGERS
Princeton is 13-13-3 overall and earns home ice for the ECAC playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season, as the No. 7 seed with an 8-11-3 record. Three Tigers are tied atop the scoring column with 31 points: sophomore Ryan Kuffner, sophomore Max Véronneau and freshman Jackson Cressey. Kuffner has the most goals on the team with 16, while Cressey has a team-best 25 assists. Junior David Hallisey is fourth on the list with 27 points - and has a team-high seven power-play goals. Sophomore Josh Teves adds 22 points from the blue line. This week's ECAC Goalie of the week, senior Colton Phinney has a .907 save percentage and a 3.16 GAA in his 28 starts.
SCOUTING THE RAIDERS
No. 10 seed Colgate finished the ECAC season with a 6-13-3 record. Overall the Raiders posted an 8-20-6 record. Though the squad is winless in its last four it did take No. 7 ranked Union to overtime last Friday night. The team is led in points by senior defender Jake Kulevich, who has 20 points on four goals and 16 helpers. Rookie Bobby McMann has five goals and 13 assists, while senior Tim Harrison (CGY) has scored a team-high 11 goals with six assists. Senior Brett Corkey has 16 points while freshmen John Snodgrass and Jared Cockrell follow with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Colgate has used both senior Charlie Finn and freshman Colton Point (DAL) and we could see both this weekend. Finn is 6-14-4 with a .903 save percentage and a 3.03 GAA, while Point is 2-5-2 with a .918 save percentage and a 2.45 GAA.
THE PRINCETON/COLGATE SERIES
The senior class, and Princeton head coach and Colgate alum Ron Fogarty are all looking to get over the hump and pick up their first win over Colgate. The Raiders are 7-0-1 in the last eight games with Princeton's last victory coming on Feb. 8, 2013. Though Colgate holds a 55-46-7 record in the all-time series, Princeton has the upper hand at home going 26-24-5. Ryan Kuffner, Alex Riche, Eric Robinson and Ryan Siiro each have three points in the series, while Phinney has a .911 save percentage and a 3.51 GAA in his seven outings.
MEETING IN THE PLAYOFFS
Princeton and Colgate have not met in the ECAC Tournament since the 2007-08 season, when the Tigers topped the Raiders 3-0 in the semifinal en route to winning the ECAC Championship. The teams have met four times overall in the ECAC, with the Tigers leading 3-1, but have never played in a best-of-three series.
Game Notes: ECAC Playoffs Begin This Weekend at Hobey Baker Rink
EYE ON THE TIGERS