A shutout sweep by Rochester Institute of Technology over Canisius allowed the Tigers to claim their fourth regular season title in five years. Two other sweeps in the East pod have moved Holy Cross and Connecticut into the driver’s seat for a first-round bye.
Canisius scored the first goal of this three-game series back on December 17. RIT got the next four that night and then nine more this weekend to sweep the Golden Griffins 3-0 and 6-0. The shutouts were the 5th and 6th of the season for Shane Madolora.
Holy Cross dominated Army in a pair of games at the Hart Center. The Crusaders held the Black Knights to just 12 shots on goal in a 5-1 win on Friday, and then Adam Roy stopped all 21 shots he faced on Saturday in a 6-0 win.
Air Force and Niagara split, each knocking out the other’s chance to catch RIT. Both games were decided in the closing minutes, with Air Force’s Scott Koziak getting the game-winner with 1:16 to play on Friday, and Ryan Rashid scoring in overtime to lift Niagara to a 5-4 win on Saturday. Niagara’s Bryan Haczyk had four goals in the series, including a hat-trick on Saturday.
How’d I do?
I got smoked by guest analyst Gary Bowles. Gary was 8-3-1 while I came in at 4-7-1. I move to 89-59-22 on on the season; 8-6-1 against my guests head to head.