Out-of-conference play wasn’t particularly giving to the teams of the ECAC Northeast, while the lone game in the MASCAC saw a shift at the top of the standings. ECAC Northeast teams posted an overall mark of 2-6-1 in out-of-conference games and holiday tournaments, with the lone wins going to Curry (6-1 over Trinity Saturday) and Nichols (5-2 over Babson Sunday).
Wentworth was able pull a point out of a 1-1 with Wesleyan on Sunday. Despite putting a goose egg in the points column this weekend, Suffolk held tough against Colby on Saturday, bringing a 1-1 tie into the third period and losing by a deceiving 3-1 tally thanks to a late Mules goal at 15:59 and an empty-netter with one second left in the game. No.4 Bowdoin prove to be too much the next day, as the Polar Bears cruised to a 6-2 win.
The lone weekend action in the MASCAC proved decisive. Massachusetts-Dartmouth used two first-period goals and 28 saves from senior Collin Tracy to down Salem State 2-1 and deal the Vikings their first loss of the year. Salem State now sits a point behind the Corsairs with a 2-1 league record (4-1 overall), while Mass.-Dartmouth checks in with a 2-0 MASCAC mark, 4-1-1 overall.
Here’s a rundown of every game that took place this weekend.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Colby 3, Suffolk 1 (Rutland Herald Invitational Tournament)
UMass-Boston 8, Salve Regina 3 (Bowdoin/Colby Cup)
Castleton 7, Becker 1 (PAL Cup)
Curry 6, Trinity 1
UMass-Dartmouth 2, Salem State 1
Sunday, Nov. 28
Tufts 6, Becker 3 (Rutland Herald Invitational)
Bowdoin 6, Suffolk 2 (Bowdoin/Colby Tournament)
University of New England 6, Salve Regina 4 (PAL Cup)
Nichols 5, Babson 2
Wentworth 1, Wesleyan 1
My picks for the weekend went 6-3, pushing my slowly-improving record to 25-18 (although I would have taken a few upsets by some ECAC teams this weekend if it meant my percentage dropping). Here’s what is on tap for the midweek.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
Stonehill at Worcester State: Worcester State 3, Stonehill 1
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Western New England at Becker: Western New England 4, Becker 3
Nichols at Wentworth: Nichols 5, Wentworth 4
Thursday, Dec. 2
Suffolk at Curry: Curry 5, Suffolk 3
Framingham State at Salem State: Salem State 5, Framingham State 1
Stonehill at Plymouth State: Plymouth State 4, Stonehill 2
Worcester State at Mass.-Dartmouth: Mass.-Dartmouth 3, Worcester State 2
Fitchburg State at Westfield State: Fitchburg State 6, Westfield State 5