March 8, 2002

March Madness on the Ice

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Well, we both have been growing our beards out for the last few days. No, we’re not lazy. (Actually, we are lazy — but that’s inconsequential.) We haven’t shaved this week because the ECAC playoffs are finally here.

What’s at stake is all the marbles — and more specifically, an automatic bid to the NCAAs. Tonight the curtain is raised on the quarterfinal round of the ECAC playoffs, with the top five teams in the conference hosting best-of-three series. Last year’s playoffs — aside from No. 10 Vermont’s upset of No. 1 Clarkson —