Congratulations to the class of 2016 on their victory over Princeton at Houston Field House on Senior Night, February 20th!
In addition to giving the crowd some thrills and something to cheer about, they kept hopes alive for a first-round bye in the upcoming ECAC playoffs. It’s going to be a photo-finish, with five teams vying for the remaining spots in the top four. Quinnipiac and Yale have locked up one and two in some order, but Harvard, St. Lawrence, Dartmouth, RPI and Cornell all have a shot at the next two.
The Engineers have been playing pretty well of late, though they haven’t always put together a solid 60 minutes. They came out a bit flat against Princeton Friday night, but got their act together and took care of business. If they play like they did in the second half of that game, or like they did in all of the Quinnipiac game the night before, they can beat both Colgate and Cornell next weekend. And realistically, that’s what it will take to get that first-round bye.
In the picture above, the seniors are, from left, Milos Bubela, Travis Fulton, Phil Hampton, Mark Miller, Chris Bradley, Zach Schroeder (actually a fifth-year grad student because of his earlier red-shirt), Sam Goodman and Jason Kasdorf. Thank you to all of them for four years of hard work and many, many exciting games. And here’s hoping there are quite a few more still to come!