The ECAC men’s Hockey Standings are always interesting to keep an eye on. Here’s a look at how things stand so far this season.
How the ECAC Men’s hockey standings Look So Far This Season
The ECAC conference is made up of 12 teams that play each other in a double round-robin format. So far this season, the standings look like this:
Cornell is in first place with a record of 9-1-0. Brown is in second place with a record of 8-2-0. Yale is in third place with a record of 7-3-0. Dartmouth is in fourth place with a record of 5-4-1. Harvard is in fifth place with a record of 5-5-0. Princeton is in sixth place with a record of 4-4-2. Columbia is in seventh place with a record of 3-6-1. RPI is in eighth place with a record of 2-8-0. Union is in ninth place with a record of 1-9-1. Quinnipiac is in tenth place with a record 0f 1--9--2
A Look at the Standings
Through the first half of the season, the ECAC Men’s Hockey standings look like this:
1. Cornell – 18 points
2. Clarkson – 16 points
3. Colgate – 13 points
4. Quinnipiac – 12 points
5. Union – 11 points
6. Yale – 10 points
7. Dartmouth – 9 points
8. Brown – 8 points
9. Princeton – 4 points
10. Rensselaer – 3 points
11. St. Lawrence – 2 points
The Top Four Teams
So far this season, the top four teams in the ECAC men’s Hockey Standings are Cornell, Yale, Harvard, and Dartmouth. Cornell has been the most consistent team all season long and they currently sit atop the standings with an 8-2 record. Yale has been right behind Cornell all season long, and they currently have a 7-3 record. Harvard has been a bit more inconsistent this season, but they still have a solid 6-4 record. Dartmouth rounds out the top four with a 5-5 record.
The Bottom Four Teams
The bottom four teams in the ECAC standings so far this season are Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Brown. These teams have a combined record of 12-24-4, which is good for a winning percentage of just .333. Here is a closer look at each team:
Yale: The Bulldogs have struggled to find their footing this season, going just 4-10-4 in conference play They currently sit in last place in the standings and will need to turn things around quickly if they want to avoid finishing in the bottom of the league.
Dartmouth: The Big Green have also struggled this season, posting a record of 5-12-1 in conference play They are currently tied with Princeton for third-to-last place in the standings and will need to pick up some wins down the stretch to improve their position.
Princeton: The Tigers have been one of the biggest surprise teams in the league this season, going 3-11-3 in conference play. They are currently tied with Dartmouth for third-to-last place in the standings and will need to continue winning games to improve their position.
Brown: The Bears have had a tough season, going 0-13-3 in conference play. They are currently in last place in the standings and will need to turn things around quickly if they want to avoid finishing at the bottom of the league.
The Middle of the Pack
Depending on how things go over the next few weeks, the final standings in the ECAC Mens Hockey conference could look very different than they do now. But as things stand, there are a few teams that are solidifying their position in the middle of the pack.
The biggest surprise so far has been Cornell, who was picked to finish near the bottom of the conference but currently sit in 3rd place. They’ve been led by standout performance from their senior class, which includes leading scorer Tristan Mullin and goaltender Matthew Galajda.
Another team that has exceeded expectations is Dartmouth, who sits in 4th place despite being picked to finish 6th. They’ve been anchored by strong goaltending from junior Adrian Clark, who has a .931 save percentage
Clarkson and Colgate are both currently tied for 5th place, although Clarkson was picked to finish significantly higher than Colgate. Clarkson has struggled at times this season but seem to be hitting their stride, while Colgate has been fairly consistent throughout.
Union is another team that is currently in the middle of the pack but could move up or down over the second half of the season. They started off slow but have been playing better hockey of late and could be a dangerous team come tournament time.
The Top Three Scorers
With the regular season winding down, the standings in the ECAC are starting to take shape. Here is a look at the top three scorers in the conference so far this season.
1. Cornell – 74 points
2. Colgate – 70 points
3. Dartmouth – 69 points
The top four teams in the conference will earn a spot in the postseason tournament, with the top two seeds receiving a bye to the semifinals. The quarterfinals will be played on March 7 and 8, with the semifinals taking place on March 14 and 15. The Championship game will be held on March 21.
The Bottom Three Scorers
A new season of college hockey is underway, and the race for the ECAC championship is heating up. So far, Cornell sits atop the standings with a perfect 4-0 record. But there are a number of other teams close behind, including Yale (3-1), Dartmouth (2-1), and Princeton (2-2).
One key factor that will determine who ends up winning the conference title is how the bottom three scorers fare. In past seasons, the team that has had the most productive third and fourth lines has often gone on to win the championship.
So far this season, Cornell’s bottom three scorers have a combined total of five goals and eight assists. That’s not an outstanding stat line, but it’s certainly been good enough to help the team to a perfect start. Yale’s bottom three have combined for just two goals and four assists, which explains why the team has already suffered one loss.
It’s still early in the season, so there’s plenty of time for things to change. But if Cornell can continue to get production from its bottom three scorers, it will be in good position to win yet another ECAC title.
The Top Goalie
This season, the ECAC Mens Hockey standings are led by Cornell goalie Matt Galajda. He has a .939 save percentage and a 1.62 GAA, which are both the best in the conference. He has also played the most minutes of any goalie in the conference, which shows his value to his team. behind him, Columbia goalie Kyle Gillam is in second place with a .931 save percentage and a 1.75 GAA.
The Bottom Goalie
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In college hockey there are a lot of things that can affect how a team does from season to season. A new coach, a few key injuries, or even just a change in the conference can make a big difference But one of the biggest factors in college hockey is the X-factor.
The X-factor is the player who may not be the best on the team, but who always seems to step up when it matters most. He’s the one who scored the game-winning goal in overtime, or made the big save in a shootout. He’s the player who always seems to come through in the clutch.
So far this season, there have been a few players who have been standouts as the X-factor for their team. Here’s a look at some of the top contenders for this year’s title.
Player: Jake Wise
School: Boston University
Conference: Hockey East
stats: 3 goals, 9 assists, 12 points
comment: Jake Wise has been a key player for Boston University this season, tallying 12 points in just 18 games. He’s been especially clutch in conference play, where he has eight points in eight games. With Wise leading the way, Boston University has a good chance to make some noise in Hockey East this season.
Player: Luke Reid
School: Northeastern University
Conference: Hockey East
stats: 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points
comment: Luke Reid has been one of Northeastern’s top defenseman this season, chipping in 10 points in 18 games. He’s been especially important on special teams where he has four Power play goals and two shorthanded goals. With Reid leading the way on defense, Northeastern is primed for a deep run in Hockey East this season.