Skidmore Hockey Gears Up for First Round of ECAC East Tournament

Photo by Skidmore Athletics By Quint Turner

 

The Skidmore Men’s Hockey team will play in the quarterfinals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Hockey League this Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:00 pm against the sixth ranked UMass Beacons at UMass. The winner of the three-round tournament will move on to the NCAA tournament, alongside ten other teams for the Division III Hockey National Championship.

Skidmore finished the season with a record of 4-18-3, but is currently on a six-game losing streak. The Thoroughbreds have played UMass twice this year, losing 6-1 at UMass and then losing 3-1 at home.

“We have shown improvement in every game and we expect the same thing to happen on Saturday against UMass,” said Coach Neil Sinclair. UMass finished the year in second in the ECAC East division with a record of 21-3-1, and are riding a seven-game winning streak.

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