Monday Morning Press Mess

Mash the names “Amanda” and “Mazzotta” together, and you get one word. Amazing. Such was the weekend performance of second ranked Cornell’s junior goaltender, who put up a pair of whitewashes against ECAC foes Princeton and Qunnipiac. Jimmy Xi of the Cornell Daily Sun spins the tale.

In recent seasons, Maine has taken its show 90 minutes south of Orono to Lewiston, playing a regular season game against a Hockey East opponent, and exposing its program to another part of the state. Such will be the case Tuesday, when the Black Bears tangle with UNH at the Colisee. You can read Justin Pelletier’s excellent preview here.

A weekend sweep by perennial power Harvard is not so unusual. Unless it happens to come on the road at No. 9 Dartmouth. This past weekend, Blood Red trumped Big Green, twice, to keep matters tight on the upper rungs of the ECAC ladder. Kate Liest of the Harvard Crimson has all the details.

Reports of the demise of Minnesota are most definitely premature. Any doubts to that effect were waved away by their weekend sweep of Minnesota State. As per usual, sophomore goalie Noora Raty was a big part of the story. Arlan Martilla posts the skinny at Gopher Puck Live.