Ken Schott’s ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections 2021-22: Week 11

Union's Chaz Smedsrud handles the puck between Quinnipiac's Ethan DeJong, left, and Zach Metsa during a Dec. 4 game at Messa Rink.
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Union's Chaz Smedsrud handles the puck between Quinnipiac's Ethan DeJong, left, and Zach Metsa during a Dec. 4 game at Messa Rink.

In all the years I have been doing the Daily Gazette ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections, I don’t think we’ve ever had this tight of a race at the midway point of the college hockey season.

Six points separates first place from sixth place. And, we had another change at the top of the standings. Ryan Fay regained the lead after a 7-5-2 week. He has a two-point lead over Kevin Sokolski and Brian Unger, who shared first place last week. Sokolski and Unger, who were each 5-7-2 in Week 10, are in a three-way tie for second with GB-BE-ME, who went 7-5-2.

I was 6-6-2 and am in fifth place, five points out of first.

Richard Derrick posted the best record in Week 10, going 8-4-2.

Here is a look the standings, with Week 10 records in parentheses:

Ryan Fay 79-34-16 174 points (7-5-2)

Kevin Sokolski 78-35-16 172 points (5-7-2)

Brian Unger 78-35-16 172 points (5-7-2)

GB-BE-ME 78-35-16 172 points (7-5-2)

Me 77-37-15 169 points (6-6-2)

Achilles 3-7-5 76-37-16 168 points (7-5-2)

David Trestick 75-38-16 166 points (7-5-2)

Jim Kalohn 74-39-16 164 points (6-6-2)

Matthew Ruffini 74-39-16 164 points (7-5-2)

Rich Large 72-41-16 160 points (6-6-2)

RedLiner36 74-44-11 159 points (7-6-1)

Dan Dickinson 71-42-16 158 points (5-7-2)

Dutch Crazy 71-42-16 158 points (7-5-2)

Andy Weise 71-42-16 158 points (7-5-2)

Rowena Watson 71-42-16 158 points (6-6-2)

Togany 70-43-16 156 points (6-6-2)

Towell68 69-44-16 154 points (7-5-2)

Christopher Chadwick 68-45-16 152 points (5-7-2)

Harvey Kagan 63-52-14 140 points (6-6-2)

Richard Derrick 62-51-16 140 points (8-4-2)

Union Bob 62-30-11 135 points (7-5-2)

Time for my Week 11 selections. There are 20 games (yes, 20!) between Tuesday and next Monday. We have a couple of holiday tournaments, so for the second day of those tournaments, I will need either/or picks. Your picks must be in by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Email your picks to [email protected].

Of course, games could be affected by the omicron COVID-19 variant.

Here are my picks:

TUESDAY

Yale vs. Wisconsin in Kwik Trip Holiday Faceoff Wisconsin 4, Yale 3

WEDNESDAY

Yale vs. No. 16 Providence or Bowling Green in Kwik Trip Holiday Faceoff Providence 5, Yale 1 OR Bowling Green 3, Yale 2

No. 15 UMass Lowell at St. Lawrence — UMass Lowell 5, St. Lawrence 2

THURSDAY, DEC. 30

RPI at Vermont (site changed Dec. 24) — Vermont 2, RPI 2

New Hampshire at Dartmouth in Ledyard Classic — Dartmouth 3, UNH 1

FRIDAY, DEC. 31

No. 12 UMass at Union — UMass 5, Union 2

Boston U. at Brown — BU 4, Brown 3

No. 14 Omaha at St. Lawrence — Omaha 6, St. Lawrence 3

No. 20 Boston College or Mercyhurst at Dartmouth in Ledyard Classic — Boston College 4, Dartmouth 3 OR Dartmouth 5, Mercyhurst 4

SATURDAY, JAN. 1

UMass at Union UMass 4, Union 1

Merrimack at Yale — Yale 2, Merrimack 1

Omaha at St. Lawrence — Omaha 5, St. Lawrence 1

No. 9 Cornell at Arizona State — Cornell 3, Arizona State 2

SUNDAY, JAN. 2

RPI at Army West Point — RPI 3, Army 2

Princeton at No. 2 Quinnipiac Quinnipiac 6, Princeton 1

Merrimack at Brown — Merrimack 3, Brown 1

UConn at No. 19 Harvard Harvard 4, UConn 3

Cornell at Arizona State — Cornell 4, Arizona State 1

MONDAY, JAN. 3

Quinnipiac at Princeton — Quinnipiac 4, Princeton 2

Clarkson at Canisius — Clarkson 5, Canisius 4

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