ECAC Saturday Night Recap: Union, Quinnipiac Only Teams to Win Twice on Weekend

Quinnipiac's Connor Jones makes contact with a St. Cloud player in the 2013 Frozen Four. - Justin K. Aller

Union senior Daniel Carr became the school's all-time leader in goals scored with his 60 career goal.

It should come as no surprise that Union and Quinnipiac were the only two ECAC teams to win both league games on the weekend. The league has been so tight for so many years, and, the Dutchmen and Bobcats are two of the last three teams to make the Frozen Four.

Quinnipiac Shuts Out Cornell at Lynah

Quinnipiac continues to be paced by its top line. Connor Jones added a goal and his brother, Kellen, had two helpers. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and 2013 NCAA East Regional MVP Matthew Peca scored his first goal of the season. Travis St. Denis also tallied a goal as the Bobcats shut out Cornell, 3-0, in Ithaca. Quinnipiac has now won eight straight games.

Union Scores Four Straight to Overcome 2-0 Deficit

Daniel Carr scored the game-winning goal with 5:37 to play in the second period. Daniel Ciampini scored two goals including a shorthanded goal in the first four minutes of the second period after the Dutchmen had fallen behind Harvard 2-0. Matt Hatch added an empty netter to give Union the 4-2 victory.

For full coverage, check out Evan Sporer's game story.

Brown Battles Back To Tie St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence superstar Greg Carey had a goal and two assists and his brother Matt had a goal and a helper as St. Lawrence raced out to a 3-2 lead over Brown after one period. Defenseman Dennis Robertson's goal with 1:22 to play in the second period knotted the score at three.

Yale Solves Clarkson

Anthony Day scored two goals and three other Bulldogs pitched in a goal each as Yale downed Clarkson, 6-3, at Ingalls Rink on Saturday night. Defenseman Kevin Tansey scored a pair of goals for the Golden Knights in the losing effort. Clarkson freshman goaltender Steve Perry lost his first collegiate game after starting his career 3-0-1. The loss snapped the six game unbeaten streak for Casey Jones' squad.

Rough Weekend for Dartmouth as RPI Thrashes Big Green

It was a rough two games for RPI as it blew a 3-0 lead and had to settle for a tie with Harvard on Tuesday before being shut out by the Crimson last night. Seth Appert's team took out its frustration on Bob Gaudet's Big Green tonight. Brock Higgs registered a hat trick and Ryan Haggerty and Matt Neal each had a goal and two assists to pace the RPI offense. It was the second consecutive lopsided loss for Dartmouth. The Big Green lost, 7-2, on Friday night to Union.

Colgate Outlasts Princeton

Neither team could find the back of the net for the first 40 minutes of the game, but Colgate broke out in a big way scoring three third period goals to defeat Princeton, 3-1. Darcy Murphy, Spiro Goulakos and Tylor Spink scored for the Raiders. Charlie Finn made 27 saves for the victory. The triumph for Colgate snapped a four game losing streak. Princeton has now lost three straight following a season-opening win over Dartmouth.

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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