Ken Schott’s ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections 2021-22: Week 1

Union’s Matt Allen with the puck against RPI during last Saturday's exhibition men's college hockey game at Messa Rink.
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Union’s Matt Allen with the puck against RPI during last Saturday's exhibition men's college hockey game at Messa Rink.

After a one-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections are back.

With only four teams playing last year and with the schedules fluctuating because of postponements, it was impossible to attempt having the contest. But now that we’re back to, hopefully, some normalcy, we’re ready to have some fun this season.

The last time we played in 2019-20, Matthew Ruffini won his second championship.

Here is a look at those final standings.

Matthew Ruffini 160-51-30 350 points

Ryan Fay 156-55-30 342 points

Andy Weise 156-56-29 341 points

Rich Large 152-59-30 334 points

Scotia Wines 153-58-30 336 points

GB-BE-ME 150-61-30 330 points

Harvey Kagan 149-62-30 328 points

David Trestick 147-64-30 324 points

Brian Unger 147-64-30 324 points

Kevin Sokolski 146-65-30 322 points

Achilles 3-7-5 146-65-30 322 points

Josh Seguin 145-66-30 319 points

Jim Kalohn 144-67-30 318 points

Rowena Watson 143-68-30 316 points

Togany 142-70-30 314 points

Me 140-71-30 310 points

Dutch Crazy 139-72-30 308 points

Union Bob 133-78-30 296 points

Towell68 129-83-29 287 points

Dan Dickinson 127-84-30 284 points

Richard Derrick 127-84-30 284 points

RedLiner36 126-85-30 282 points

John Snyder 116-100-25 257 points

Christopher Chadwick 88-136-17 203 points

A couple of wrinkles to this season.

If a game is postponed and rescheduled, especially if it relates to a team dealing to COVID-19 issues, players will be able to change their pick. If a team has to forfeit a game, that game won’t count for our purposes.

The shootout was introduced last year as a way to decide an ECACH game if the score was tied at the end of the 3-on-3 five-minute overtime period. For our purposes, games that go to a shootout will be declared tie games for our purposes.

Time for my Week 1 selections. There are 12 games to pick between Friday and Saturday. Your picks must be in by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Email your picks to [email protected].

Here are my picks:

FRIDAY

No. 9 Quinnipiac vs. No. 6 Boston College in IceBreaker Quinnipiac 4, Boston College 3

Union at New Hampshire — UNH 3, Union 2

Bowling Green at RPI — RPI 4, Bowling Green 1

Colgate at Vermont — Colgate 4, Vermont 3

St. Lawrence at Colorado College — St. Lawrence 5, Colorado College 3

No. 20 Clarkson at Alaska Fairbanks — Clarkson 7, Alaska Fairbanks 1

SATURDAY

No. 9 Quinnipiac vs. No. 18 Northeastern in IceBreaker Quinnipiac 3, Northeastern 2

Union at New Hampshire — Union 3, UNH 1

Bowling Green at RPI — RPI 3, Bowling Green 2

Colgate at Vermont — Colgate 3, Vermont 1

St. Lawrence at Colorado College — Colorado College 4, St. Lawrence 3

No. 20 Clarkson at Alaska Fairbanks — Clarkson 5, Alaska Fairbanks 4

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