Monday, March 7, 2011

#1 Union To Take On #12 Colgate in the ECAC Quarterfinals

Last night, #12 Colgate upset #5 RPI 2-1 in a double overtime thriller at Houston Field House in Troy, NY. Colgate sophomore forward Robbie Bourdon shot the puck from the half boards that went through two sets of players from each team and hit under the cross bar to lift the water bottle and send Colgate to the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.

For Ken Schott's postgame coverage of last night's double overtime thriller, please click here.

The #1 Union Dutchmen will now host a weekend best-of-3 playoff series with a hot #12 Colgate Raiders team this upcoming weekend. Game 1 will begin at 7 pm on Friday, Game 2 will be played at 7 pm on Saturday, and a deciding game 3 (if necessary) will be played on Sunday night at 7 pm.

By being upset in the first round, RPI has now fallen to 17th and tied with Boston University in the pairwise rankings. Their seasonis over, while BU and other conferences have yet to begin league playoff action. RPI is now strongly predicted to miss the NCAA tournament later this month. OOO YEAH!!!!!!

The other ECAC quarterfinal matchups include:
#11 St. Lawrence @ #2 Yale
#10 Harvard @ #3 Dartmouth
#8 Quinnipiac @ #4 Cornell

Get your work done during the week ladies and gents - this weekend is all about the ....

Thanks for reading!

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