Good Weekend, Bad Weekend


Good Weekend:

Merrimack: The Warriors played defending champion Boston College tough on Friday, only being outshot by 10 despite playing pretty much the entire 2nd period shorthanded. And then on Saturday they pulled the upset. Whether Merrimack ends up making the NCAA tournament remains to be seen, but they have proven that they can compete with the big boys.

RIT: The Tigers won their first two games of the year this weekend, and they were about as good as they could be. On Friday RIT handed Robert Morris their first loss of the season and then on Saturday they downed Cornell. Adam Hartley was the star on Saturday, with two goals in the win.

Yale: The Bulldogs picked up where they left off last year, putting up 7 goals in each of their first two games of the season to win the Ivy Shootout. Denny Kearney had a hat trick on Friday and Broc Little had a two goal game in the championship vs. Dartmouth.

Sam Brittain: Denver’s Freshman goaltender had his first career shutout on Saturday with 33 saves in a win over North Dakota

Bad Weekend

Princeton: The Tigers have fallen from a Frozen Four contender a couple years ago to losing to Dartmouth and Brown in the same weekend. Princeton’s lone bright spot was Matt Arhontas, who had both of their goals over the weekend.

Cornell: The Big Red probably would like a mulligan on their first weekend of the season. On Friday they gave up 7 goals to New Hampshire, which isn’t the worst thing considering the Wildcats can put the puck in the net, but on Saturday they handed RIT its first win of the season. Freshman goalie Andy Iles got his first career start on Saturday, and allowed 4 goals on just 18 shots.

St. Lawrence: The Saints are still without a win on the season, and this weekend dropped the schools biggest rivalry game, a 2-1 loss to Clarkson in Lake Placid.