UMass sits atop Hockey East going into the weekend. But not by much.
The Minutemen, who met nonleague foe Yale last night, are 4-2-0 in HEA play. UMass Lowell, UNH, BC and Vermont are tied for second with seven points, and Merrimack and Maine have six each.
BC visits Maine for a big Friday-Saturday series, and BU and UNH will meet in a home-and-home.
Merrimack heads to Lowell for a key tilt on Saturday.