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Weekend Preview:
Defending champ Wis.-Eau Claire starts season


No. 1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire

  • Fri. vs. St. Olaf
  • Sat. vs. St. John's (Minn.)
First game this season.Two of the top four point scorers from a year ago are back for the Blugolds in seniors Mark Pustin and Daniel Olszewski.

No. 2 St. Norbert

  • Fri. and Sat. at Finlandia
Beat Marian 5-2 on Saturday.This will be the first time St. Norbert faces Finlandia in program history.

No. 3 Norwich

  • Fri. at St. Michael's
Beat Plymouth State 10-4 on Friday.Russell was tabbed the ECAC East Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals to help the Cadets beat Plymouth State 10-4 in their season opener.

No. 4 Plattsburgh State

  • Fri. vs. Geneseo State
  • Sat. vs. Brockport
Beat Pottsdam State 3-0 on Friday.Plattsburgh State ended up outshooting Pottsdam State 51-14 on Friday.

No. 5 Utica

  • Fri. vs. Elmira
  • Sat. vs. No. 9 Hobart
Beat Brockport 5-2 on Saturday.  The Pioneers have started the season 2-0 in four consecutive seasons.

No. 6 Adrian

  • Fri. and Sat. at Milwaukee Engineering
Beat Northland 6-0 on Saturday.Josh Ranalli registerd four goals in last weekend's sweep of Northland.

No. 7 Bowdoin

  • IDLE
IDLEThe Polar Bears start their season on Nov. 16.

No. 8 Oswego State

  • Sat. at Cortland State
Beat Buffalo State 3-2 on Saturday.Matt Zawadzki got his first career win on Saturday.

No. 9 Hobart

  • Fri. at Nazareth
  • Sat. at No. 5 Utica
Tied then-No. 14 Neumann 1-1 on Saturday.Hobart has not allowed a power-play goal in 13 chances so far this season.

No. 10 Wisconsin Stevens-Point

  • Fri. and Sat. vs. Gustavus Adolphus
Beat Finlandia 11-0 on Saturday.Garrett Ladd had four goals in the Pointers weekend sweep of Finlandia.