We are at that point in the season where teams will make or break their season! In the CCC there is a logjam at the top with UNE and Endicott each with 34 points. I think Endicott gets the top spot with 12 wins. Endicott has two games this weekend with Wentworth and then closes the season against Becker. UNE has two against WNEU and finishes against Wentworth. I think the big games with the most on the line is Salve and Curry, with the outside chance for Nichols to make a move. Timimg is everything and the teams who are going well now (Nichols and Endicott) may have the edge.
In the NEHC, it looks as though Norwich has the top spot all but secured. Babson has a tough weekend, albeit at home with Hobart and Skidmore coming to town. UMassBoston could catch NEC with a good weekend and an upset by USM. Norwich has been very stingy with the goals they give! That can't hurt going into the playoffs.
Plymouth State seems to be in control in the MASCAC with four games left in the season. I haven't followed this conference too much. Some of the programs have some great history in hockey. There have been some real characters to come through some of those programs.
NESCAC has been a tough one to figure. Trinity and Williams seemed unstoppable at the beginning of the season, but both ran through some rough patches in the mid season. Middlebury has had a nice renaissance this year and I cannot imagine the Alums of Bowdoin and Colby are happy with where they are. Given the new facility set to open in Waterville, I would bet there are greater expectations. But, then what do I know.
What about the conference west of New England? SUNYAC seems settled and UCHC looks like there is a race going on there. The MIAC looks like they have been beating each other up all season, is this the case?
This is always a bittersweet time because it means the season is ending and it is a long way to October! Would love to hear from others about your conference and your team.