E.C.A.C. Conference Overall Standings & Upcoming Schedule


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Union College Canadian legionnaire ELI LICHTENWALD (12), the sizable freshman (6’6″ 235 lbs) from Saskatoon Saskatchewan who has totaled thirteen points (seven goals) in his first eleven NCAA contests, outpaces countryman KELLEN JONES (15) of Quinnipiac University, the undersized (5’9″ 165 lbs) senior center who was chosen in the seventh round (# 202 overall) of the 2010 National Hockey League Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, and prepares to close out this pivotal ECAC Conference clash by scoring into the empty net at the Frank L. Messa Rink in Schenectady, New York, on December 7, 2013.
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As the short winter break that will conclude a couple of days after Christmas continues, the EASTERN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE features three teams at the tail end of the nation’s Top Ten according to the latest “PairWise Comparison Ratings” chart, which is constantly updated by the standout citizens at College Hockey News. (www.collegehockeynews.com)

ECAC CONFERENCE overall standings
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12 wins … 3 losses … 3 ties ………… # 7 – UNION COLLEGE
13 wins … 3 losses … 3 ties ………… # 8 – QUINNIPIAC
12 wins … 3 losses … 1 ties ………… # 9 – CLARKSON

7 wins … 4 losses … 2 ties ………… # 13 – CORNELL
6 wins … 3 losses … 3 ties ………… # 24 – YALE
8 wins … 6 losses … 4 ties ………… # 27 – R.P.I.
8 wins … 9 losses … 2 ties ………… # 30 – ST. LAWRENCE
7 wins … 9 losses … 2 ties ………… # 31 – COLGATE
5 wins … 6 losses … 1 ties ………… # 33 – BROWN
4 wins … 7 losses … 2 ties ………… # 40 – HARVARD

3 wins … 12 losses … 0 ties ………. # 52 – PRINCETON
2 wins … 10 losses … 0 ties ………. # 53 – DARTMOUTH

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Clarkson University Canadian legionnaire BEN SEXTON (14), the 22-year-old senior center who was tabbed in the seventh round (# 206 overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins, and the Golden Knights are ranked # 9 in the nation by both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey polls at the moment but will soon have their mettle sincerely tested by facing off against a pair of formidable Hockey East conference opponents, (# 10) UMass-Lowell and host Vermont, at the upcoming Catamount Cup in Burlington.
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Half of the twelve ECAC Conference squads will be back in action the first weekend after Christmas.

Ivy Leaguers Cornell and Princeton are both migrating south to participate in the 14th annual FLORIDA HOCKEY CLASSIC, a tournament which is always held in in the little southwestern town of Estero (total population of roughly 18,000 people) at the Germain Arena (official capacity for 7,082 spectators), the regular rink of the East Coast Hockey League’s Florida Everblades. Another Ivy League institution, Dartmouth College, will be hosting its traditional LEDYARD NATIONAL BANK CLASSIC holiday gathering which will include the United States Air Force Academy, Northeastern University as well as Providence College. Finally, as far as the Ivys are concerned, the defending NCAA national champions from Yale will host visiting Holy Cross in a non-conference affair.

Quinnipiac University will be taking part in the almost all-Connecticut tournament otherwise known as the UCONN HOCKEY CLASSIC while Clarkson University from northern upstate New York is making the trip east into Vermont and will skate at the 17th installment of the CATAMOUNT CUP.

Dec 28 … Estero, FL …………. Princeton vs Maine
Dec 28 … Estero, FL …………. Cornell vs New Hampshire
Dec 28 … Burlington, VT …….. Clarkson vs Vermont

Dec 29 … New Haven, CT …… Yale vs Holy Cross
Dec 29 … Storrs, CT …………. Quinnipiac vs Massachusetts
Dec 29 … Burlington, VT …….. Clarkson vs UMass-Lowell
Dec 29 … Hanover, NH ………. Dartmouth vs Providence
Dec 29 … Estero, FL …………. Princeton vs unknown
Dec 29 … Estero, FL …………. Cornell vs unknown

Dec 30 … Storrs, CT ………….. Quinnipiac vs unknown
Dec 30 … Hanover, NH ……….. Dartmouth vs unknown

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St. Lawrence University prolific Canadian legionnaire GREG CAREY (10), the undrafted, 23-year-old senior from Hamilton, Ontario, who topped the Saints with both 28 goals and 51 points from 38 NCAA games last term, is currently leading all players skating for the various 59 Division I men’s ice hockey teams this season with both 38 points as well as an average of 1.89 points per game.
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E.C.A.C. CONFERENCE scoring leaders
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36 pts … 13 go … 23 as … 19 ga …… Greg CAREY, St. Lawrence
26 pts … 18 go ….. 8 as … 17 ga …… Ryan HAGGERTY, R.P.I.
25 pts … 13 go … 12 as … 19 ga …… Sam ANAS, Quinnipiac
24 pts … 13 go … 11 as … 19 ga …… Matt CAREY, St. Lawrence
23 pts ….. 9 go … 14 as … 19 ga …… Kellen JONES, Quinnipiac
22 pts ….. 9 go … 13 as … 16 ga …… Daniel CARR, Union College
21 pts ….. 6 go … 15 as … 19 ga …… Connor JONES, Quinnipiac
20 pts … 12 go ….. 8 as … 18 ga …… Brock HIGGS, R.P.I.
19 pts ….. 2 go … 17 as … 18 ga …… Mat BODIE, Union College
19 pts ….. 9 go … 10 as … 19 ga …… Jeremy WICK, St. Lawrence
18 pts ….. 7 go … 11 as … 18 ga …… Matt NEAL, R.P.I.
18 pts ….. 5 go … 13 as … 19 ga …… Justin BAKER, St. Lawrence
17 pts ….. 2 go … 15 as … 15 ga …… Kevin SULLIVAN, Union College
17 pts ….. 4 go … 13 as … 17 ga …… Jacob LALIBERTE, R.P.I.
17 pts ….. 6 go … 11 as … 18 ga …… Mike BORKOWSKI, Colgate

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Harvard University Canadian legionnaire RAPHAEL GIRARD (30), the undrafted, 22-year-old senior goaltender from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, who has been sharing the playing time with sophomore teammate Steve Michalek, the sixth round (# 161 overall) pick of the Minnesota Wild at the 2011 NHL Draft, for Crimson coach Ted Donato this season, currently leads all netminders in all of Division I who have appeared in a minimum of one-third of their team’s NCAA games this term with a sparkling .948 save percentage.
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E.C.A.C. CONFERENCE goaltending leaders
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1.72 avg … .932 svpct ….. 6 ga …… Steve PERRY, Clarkson
1.88 avg … .942 svpct ….. 8 ga …… Raphael GIRARD, Harvard
1.88 avg … .906 svpct … 19 ga …… Michael GARTEIG, Quinnipiac
2.17 avg … .922 svpct … 17 ga …… Scott DIEBOLD, R.P.I.
2.31 avg … .905 svpct … 13 ga …… Colin STEVENS, Union College
2.39 avg … .909 svpct … 12 ga …… Andy ILES, Cornell
2.44 avg … .912 svpct ….. 9 ga …… Alex LYON, Yale
2.52 avg … .895 svpct … 11 ga …… Greg LEWIS, Clarkson
2.54 avg … .910 svpct ….. 9 ga …… Eric MIHALIK, Colgate
2.62 avg … .901 svpct ….. 6 ga …… Tyler STEEL, Brown
2.72 avg … .925 svpct ….. 6 ga …… Marco DE FILIPPO, Brown
2.79 avg … .886 svpct ….. 7 ga …… A. SAKELLAROPOULOS, Union College

One player deserving of honorable mention is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute goaltender SCOTT DIEBOLD, the homegrown junior from Buffalo, New York, who has done yeoman’s work since being pressed into action after an early, season-ending injury to the Engineers’ projected starter. Canadian legionnaire JASON KASDORF, the sophomore from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who was the sixth round selection of the Winnipeg Jets (# 157 overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft and had put up excellent numbers (1.62 avg, .935 svpct) for R.P.I. in 23 games as a freshman last term, but was put out of action with a serious shoulder injury after only two games this fall. It should be remembered that Diebold, who made just seven appearances (3.22 avg, .873 svpct) as a sophomore during the 2012/13 campaign, had made a total of just 17 career NCAA appearances (3.22 avg, .889 svpct) for the Engineers coming into this current season.

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Cornell right wing BRIAN FERLIN (17), the junior from Jacksonville, Florida, who was the fourth round choice (# 121 overall) of the Boston Bruins at the 2011 NHL Draft and currently leads the Big Red with seven goals in a baker’s dozen NCAA games this season, has a chance on the backhand against Yale goaltender ALEX LYON (34), the 21-year-old freshman from Baudette, Minnesota, who has established himself as the first choice between the pipes for the defending national champions this term, during the ECAC Conference / Ivy League tilt at the James Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York.

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