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College Hockey:
Weekend wrap-up 1/17

It was East vs. West last weekend with five two-game series played, each pitting a team from the East scheduling pod against the West. The West came out on top, sweeping three series and taking three points in another.

Only the Army at Air Force series resulted in a split, with the Falcons taking a commanding 5-1 win on Friday and Army getting off to a fast start on Saturday and withstanding two Air Force comebacks for a 5-4 win.

Bentley was the only other East pod team to get a point, as the Falcons opened a 3-1 lead over Rochester Institute of Technology and then settled for a 3-3 tie on Saturday. The Tigers won 4-1 the night before.

Niagara cut into RIT’s lead in the AHA standings by sweeping American International 3-2 and 3-1.  Bryan Hacyk (4) and Paul Zanette (2) accounted for all of the Purple Eagles’ goals.

Robert Morris kept pace with a 3-1, 4-2 sweep of Connecticut. Nathan Longpre had a goal and an assist in each game.

Mercyhurst took all four points from Holy Cross, with both games going down to the wire. The Lakers won 3-1 on Friday with an empty net goal, and needed a comeback and overtime to get a 3-2 win on Saturday.

In non-conference play that included a rare Monday afternoon game (hence the lateness of this blog entry) Canisius dropped a 7-3 contest to Quinnipiac on Sunday and then tied the Bobcats 2-2 on Monday thanks to a 42-save performance from Golden Grifffins goaltender Tony Capobianco.

How’d I do?

My guest analyst Nate Lull and I both had good weekends, which yours truly coming out on top 9-1-2 to Nate’s 7-3-2. I improved to 70-41-13 on the season and am now 7-4 so far picking against my guests.

Want to challenge me? Drop me a line.

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