While Harvard was preparing for its gruelling 24-game schedule that opens Wednesday at Bowdoin, the Crimson's rivals for Eastern hockey honors got their seasons off to successful starts.
Defending Ivy League champion Cornell routed McMaster College, 14-2. Local powerhouse Boston University also found Canadian opposition to its liking, with back-to-back wins over New Brunswick, 10-1 and 9-2.
Brown, last year's Ivy runner-up, scored a 5-3 comeback win over Colby at Waterville, Maine, and Yale topped Harvard's second opponent, New Hampshire, 3-1.
In a shocking surprise, St. Lawrence upset powerful Michigan Tech, 4-1. Tech came back to edge the Larries and Clarkson by one-goal margins, but the Klondike sextets showed they will be tougher than ever in their upstate New York bailiwick, where the Crimson heads in two weeks.