With another weekend set to begin, it’s time to dish out our Three Division 3 Games To Watch this weekend.
Quick Note: This is the first installment of ‘Three Division 3 Games To Watch,’ a new post that we’ll be publishing every Friday until the end of the regular season.
Men’s Ice Hockey:
No. 5 Norwich University at No. 15 UMass Boston (Friday, 7 p.m.): We’ll be making the trip to UMass Boston this evening to see the Beacons and Cadets square off in an ECAC East tilt. Both squads enter tonight’s game on winning streaks as the Beacons have rattled off eight straight wins, while the Cadets have won their last five. Both squads were also victorious at Frozen Fenway this week as UMass Boston defeated Salem State, while Norwich edged Babson College. Peter MacIntyre leads the Blue and White in points with 25 (14 goals, 11 assists), while Nathan Milam ranks second on the team in goals with eight.
Westfield State at Framingham State (Saturday, 5:35 p.m.): Earlier this season, T.J. Brown’s Rams defeated the Owls, 2-1. Since then, Westfield has won five of its last eight outings, including an 8-1 win over Becker College on Wednesday. TJ Powers registered three points (two goals, one assist) in his team’s win over the Hawks, while Eddie Davey picked up his fifth win between the pipes. Framingham State commenced 2014 with a 5-4 setback to Western New England. Yet, despite the setback, the Rams outshot the Golden Bears, 32-29. They also located the back of the net on one of their five power plays, too.
Women’s Ice Hockey:
Colby College at No. 5 Amherst College (Friday, 7 p.m. & Saturday, 3 p.m.): The Lord Jeffs started the second half of their slate with back-to-back wins against Holy Cross and Cortland State. Now, Amherst will turn its attention to conference foe Colby, which enters the weekend series 4-4-1 overall and 2-2 in NESCAC play. The Mules recently defeated New England College, 6-1. Erin Martine currently leads the Jeffs in points with 11 (four goals, seven assists), while Kerri Stuart owns a 5-2-1 mark in net. Colby ranks fourth overall in the conference in goals with 24 (2.67 per game), while Amherst’s defense is second to Middlebury in 14 goals allowed.