Editor’s Notes: I was having some trouble accessing the video link for the Northeastern games. If it doesn’t work closer to gametime check their schedule page. A prior version of this erroneously labeled Jincy Dunne a forward.
Friday, January 1st
Yale is actually the only team to beat the Bobcats this season. Halloween produced some strange things as the Bulldogs tallied only nine shots on goal on October 31st but defeated Quinnipiac 4-3.
Saturday, January 2nd
Dartmouth needs to figure out how their season spiraled out of control. They were a respectable 4-2-2 before their series against Wisconsin. That started an 0-6-0 run and while Quinnipiac and Princeton are solid, their other two opponents in that stretch, New Hampshire and Vermont, are struggling this season. Dartmouth has barely looked competitive of late, falling behind by two goals or more in each of the six games.
These two teams had probably hoped for better fortunes for this season. Penn State looked to take another step forward for their young program this season, but they’re 4-12-4. Ohio State has been competitive in the WCHA but star defender Jincy Dunne has been sidelined indefinitely with concussion issues.
The last time these two teams met Quinnipiac set a school record in allowing Brown just three shots on goal. Quinnipiac has a light run coming out of the break with Brown and Yale followed by RPI and Union and a series against Robert Morris.
Sunday, January 3rd
Something has to give. Ohio State is winless in their last three, and the Nittany Lions in their last six. These will be the ninth and 10th straight games on the road for Penn State of a run of 12 total. Then they get an eight game homestand.
Tuesday, January 5th
I’d call this the ‘happy husky’ versus the ‘satanic husky’. This is the first meeting between the two this season. It’ll be Northeastern’s superstar forwards versus UConn’s top-notch goaltending.
Wednesday, January 6th
Their record is 2-17-0 but I’d have to call this season a success for Merrimack in the program’s rookie year. Nine of those loses were by one or two goals and they’re not getting blown away on shots unless they play a team like Northeastern.