It now seems hard to believe that at one point last season Colgate had a 3-22-2 overall record.
The Raiders turnaround started with a home game against Clarkson which Colgate won 4-2 on Feb. 5.
That sparked an 8-6-1 finish to the regular season, which included playoff-series upsets against Rensselaer and Union that sent the Raiders to the ECAC Hockey semifinals.
This season has started off well for Colgate, which won the Mutual of Omaha Stampede last weekend, defeating Robert Morris 3-1 then knocking off No. 14 Nebraska-Omaha 4-3 in the championship game.
Colgate had to come back from two, one-goal deficits in the game, and clinched the win with a goal from Joe Wilson at the 18-minute mark of the third period.
A Look Ahead
Week two of the regular season features several interesting nonconference matchups.
St. Lawrence University faces No. 4 Michigan tonight in Ann Arbor and then travels to play the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday.
Colgate will put its good start to a test hosting No. 5 Miami (Ohio) in a pair of games this weekend.
No. 20 RPI will travel to play two games against Ferris State, which swept SLU in Canton last weekend.
No. 12 Western Michigan will play two games at No. 11 Union and Quinnipiac will host games against Canisius on Saturday and Sunday and then host Bentley on Tuesday.
Two ECAC Hockey teams will be on television this weekend. (For future reference, all TV listings on this blog are written based on what's available to Time Warner Cable customers in the north country).
Colgate's home game against Miami (Ohio) will be on Time Warner Cable on Friday and SLU's game at RIT will be on Time Warner Cable on Saturday.