This week's ECAC West column at USCHO.com looks at Utica College and its rise to second place in the conference. The Pioneers are 14-3-0 overall and ranked eighth in NCAA Division III, and last week beat league frontrunner and No. 3 Hobart, 5-3, to improve to 5-2 in ECAC West play. Story can be found here.
I'm a 1991 Boston College graduate who traveled around quite a bit in the 1990s for various PR jobs, including stints as the hockey contact at both Alaska Fairbanks and Michigan State, and in media relations with the Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL). I am now working closer to home as a writer and reporter, and covered Princeton men's hockey regularly for USCHO.com from 2006 to 2010. I have also written for a number of other outlets, including Boston College Magazine, The Hockey News, USA Hockey Magazine and USAHockey.com.