NCAA playoffs heat up

The NCAA College Hockey concluded their first-round playoffs with some Greater Trail players leading the way.

The NCAA College Hockey concluded their first-round playoffs with some Greater Trail players leading the way.

In the ECAC, Kevin Limbert’s Yale side closed out Princeton’s season with a 7-3 win Sunday to take the best-of-three series 2 games to 1. The Fruitvale native assisted on the winning goal, setting up Antoine Laganier’s second of three goals in the deciding game.

No. 6 ranked Yale will play No. 3 Harvard in the second round.

Ivy Leaguers Brown University gave Quinnipiac a scare, defeating the Bobcats 4-1 in the first game of the best-of-three series.

But the Jones’ twins, Connor and Kellen of Montrose, helped Quinnipiac to a 3-0 victory Saturday followed by a 4-2 win Sunday.

Connor netted the winning goal in the 3-0 game while Kellen assisted on all three Bobcat goals.

Kellen added a goal of his own in the third and deciding game, as the Bobcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Brown mounted a third-period comeback. But down 3-2, with only 15 seconds remaining, Quinnipiac added an empty netter to seal the deal.

The No. 5 ranked Bobcats now take on No. 4 Colgate.