The final weekend of East-West pod play had the West coming out on top again, but by a closer margin. Pending this evening’s game between Canisius and American International, the West won the weekend 5-3-3, an improvement for the East over last weekend’s 8-1-1 domination by the West pod.
Army was the only East team to come out ahead on net points, taking three of four from visiting Robert Morris. On Friday, the Colonials outshot the Black Knights 44-18, but Army goaltender Ryan Leets stopped all but one to lead Army to a 3-1 win. Robert Morris was able to salvage a 2-2 tie on Saturday.
Rochester Institute of Technology continued to dominate Holy Cross, taking three points in Worsester with a 4-0 win on Friday and a 3-3 tie on Saturday. The Tigers are now 16-1-2 all-time against the Crusaders since moving to Division I.
The only sweep (so far) of the weekend belonged to Niagara, which continued to roll behind the offense of Bryan Hacyzk. The senior had “only” three goals on the weekend, Hacyzk has been averaging two goals a game over his last five contests. Niagara defeated Sacred Heart 4-2 and 6-2. The two teams continue to move in the opposite direction: Niagara is 6-1 in its last seven games, while Sacred Heart has just one win in its last seven contests.
Finally, Canisus took the first game of a Sunday-Monday series with AIC, 6-4 behind a two-goal performance by senior Cory Conacher, who moved into first on the all-time goal scoring list at Canisius with his 50th and 51st.
How’d I do?
Guest analyst Dave Santee had a great week, going 8-1-2 with the results of the today’s Canisius-AIC game pending. It doesn’t matter for our head-to-head match-up though, because Dave and I picked the same result in that game and I’m only 5-3-3 so far. Congrats to Dave, who ended my winning streak at six. I’m now 75-44-16 on the season and 7-5 in head-to-head match-ups with my guests.
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