Sunday, March 6, 2011

Game 3's Today

Saturday saw two ECAC playoff series end and two force a game three.

Quinnipiac beat Brown for the second night in a row, and Harvard did the same at Clarkson. Colgate beat RPI in Game Two to force a game on Sunday, and St. Lawrence shocked most prognosticators as they won at Princeton to force a decisive Game Three.

So what does this mean for Union? Well, Union will play the lowest seeded team left after the first round. So, if Colgate wins then Union will play them. If Colgate loses, but SLU wins, Union will play the Saints. If both Colgate and SLU lose, Union will play Harvard. So, Union will play either Harvard, SLU, or Colgate.

As a Union fan who would you want to play out of those three teams? Any opponent in the playoffs is tough, but if I had to pick I'd go with the Saints. I just feel Harvard goaltender Ryan Carroll is hot right now and has been very good at Union, and Colgate is a very dangerous team (at least more dangerous than the Saints).

Anyways, Brown senior captain Harry Zolnierczyk's career ended tonight. He was one of the most hated players in the league, but also one of the best. He had his troubles during his freshman here (click here), but has gone on to become one of the most dangerous forwards in the ECAC. He was just recently named the Ivy League Player of the Year (click here).

So, in honor of Harry Z here's a video of an awesome goal he scored last weekend at Cornell. It's one of the best college hockey goals I've seen all year (go to the 34 second mark):

1 comment:

  1. St. Lawrence would strike me as the easiest of the three... perhaps by a wide margin.

    Colgate could be surprisingly tough. Counting this weekend, they're 5-3-1 in their last 9 games and in that span they've tied Yale (@ Yale), have beaten RPI twice, and beat Dartmouth. They've held their own against some good teams lately.

    Harvard is another team that's played well lately -- including this weekend, they're 7-1-1 in their last 9 games. You can't sleep on them despite a lackluster season.

    I'm not sure what's gotten into St. Lawrence this weekend. They finished the season in next-to-last place and lost six of their last 7 regular season games. Unlike Colgate, who finished dead last, they hadn't showed signs of life. STL had also lost to Princeton three times this year by a combined score of 14-5.