So now for the Black Bears?
"We're going to talk to the team a lot about it," head coach Richard Reichenbach said this week. "But it's kind of like a mini-playoff experience."
Maine will head to Merrimack College this weekend for one game with the Warriors, before sitting the rest of the week. Then, they'll return to the ice against the Warriors once again with a two-game series at home. Should the Black Bears pull off a sweep, it could put them officially in the NCAA Tournament picture. But as Reichenbach says, even at 14-6-3, that's a tough task.
"Playing a game, three games in a row. Trying to win two games in a row is difficult, winning three is really hard."