Photo courtesy of Kevin Burns Photography.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After defeating Princeton with a two-game sweep in the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals, the fourth-ranked Harvard women's hockey team will travel to play No. 6 Clarkson in a semfinal matchup Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Harvard, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, will visit Clarkson, the No. 2 seed. Cornell, the overall No. 1 seed in the ECAC Hockey championship, will host the other semifinal game against Rensselaer. The two winners of Friday's semifinal round will play at the home site of the highest remaining seed in the ECAC Hockey final Sunday, March 7. The time for the championship game is to be announced.
The Crimson stands at 20-6-5 on the year and has won four of its last five games, with the other contest ending in a 3-3 tie at Clarkson Feb. 20. Harvard defeated Princeton, 5-1, in Game 1 of its series, before closing out the quarterfinals with a 4-1 victory in Game 2. Clarkson owns a 22-10-5 record this year and was 1-0-1 against the Crimson during the regular season.
With Harvard's victory Friday, Katey Stone, the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, became the all-time winningest coach in Division I history. Stone, who has spent all 16 of her seasons as a head coach with the Crimson, has won 339 contests.