Division 2 saw Northeastern continue to keep pace with Stony Brook, going 3-0 on the weekend with victories against Endicott (5-2), Oswego (6-1), and Boston (6-1), improving their record to 11-2-1 just one point behind the Seawolves for 1st in Division 2. Endicott also kept pace with the rest of the pack in the hunt for Regionals seeding as they took home wins against Boston (4-2), and Oswego (5-1). Division two has only 5 points separating 1st and 4th, with between 4 and 5 games remaining, a lot could be shuffled around before the regional tournament in March.
Division Four games were a bit out of the ordinary in Dracut, as Baruch could not make the trip, Cornell, St. Joseph’s (NY), and Farmingdale all received victories in the standings. Farmingdale also received a forfeit victory for their matchup against the Catamounts of Vermont on Sunday. However, Saturday games saw St. Joseph’s (NY) take down Vermont 5-2, as well as Farmingdale 4-2. Cornell bettered Farmingdale 5-4 in overtime as well as edging out a nail biter 8-7 against Vermont on Saturday. With no National Championship, Division 4 teams are fighting tooth and nail to end the season, and things are getting interesting, as teams gain momentum closing down the home stretch.
The ECRHA has two more events, in Sewell, NJ, and the All Star Event in Old Bethpage, NY, before the Regional Championships. Teams are seeing themselves with anywhere from 4 to 8 games left on their schedule in those last two weekends, and every game matters. We have some extremely tight races across all divisions and it looks to be an exciting end of the year for the ECRHA.