Icemen Licking Wounds

MEN'S HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

The Harvard men's hockey team is starting to look like a first-aid camp.

After playing six games in 11 days, including its first loss in more than a month on Monday night (to Boston University in the Beanpot finals), the Crimson must heal its wounds.

The good news for Harvard is that sophomore forward Michael Breistroff will most likely be back in action this weekend after missing six games due to a leg injury.

The bad news is that everyone else remains out of commission. Freshman forward Steve Martins, sophomore defender Lou Body and sophomore forward Brian Farrell are all still ailing.

Martins, who was sidelined with a shoulder injury against Princeton, is being evaluated day-to-day and could possibly play this weekend.

Body, ailing with a broken hand, and Farrell, suffering from a calcified thigh contusion, are out indefinitely.

Tight ECAC Race

With four teams within two points of the conference lead, the ECAC is about as competitive as it can get.

Harvard and St. Lawrence lead the standings, each sporting 25 points. Clarkson and Yale both trail the leaders by two points.

Unfortunately for the Crimson, this weekend's schedule is relatively easy for every team except Harvard.

Clarkson and St. Lawrence will drive down New York state to face two of the three worst teams in the ECAC--Rensselaer and Union. The Engineers and the Skating Dutchmen, who have combined for a 5-23-4 record, will have to pull off a major miracle to send either powerhouse home disappointed.

While the teams from the North Country are collecting their wins, Yale will travel to Dartmouth and Vermont over the weekend.

The Catamounts could cause some problems for the Bulldogs, but the team has not lost to the Big Green for seven seasons. The Elis should come away from the weekend with at least one win.

All of this will not please Harvard, which will undoubtably face competitive games at home against Cornell and Colgate.

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