As the American Collegiate Hockey Association regular season winds down, we'll provide weekly updates of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League.

The CSCHL has a new leader after last weekend's two series, both of which ended in sweeps.

Ohio swept Robert Morris-Illinois despite losing forward Gianni Evangelisti, its leading point-scorer, and defenseman Shawn Baird to suspension. The pair were absent in Friday's game, but the Bobcats still won 2-1.

Ohio sealed the sweep with a 4-2 win on Saturday and moved into first place over Lindenwood, who did not play any games last weekend.

Illinois swept Iowa State with a 4-2 win on Friday and 3-2 overtime win on Saturday.

The standings

Standings are ordered by CSCHL head-to-head play. The records are according to

1. Ohio

Record: 22-7-1 (7-5-0 CSCHL)

National Ranking: 4

Up Next: Unranked Oakland (14-11-1)

2. Lindenwood

Record: 18-3-4 (5-3-3 CSCHL)

National Ranking: 3

Up Next: Iowa State

3. Iowa State

Record: 14-10-2 (5-5-1 CSCHL)

National Ranking: 10

Up Next: Lindenwood

4. Illinois

Record: 11-7-2 (4-5-1 CSCHL)

National Ranking: 8

Up Next: Unranked Illinois State (9-15-1)

5. Robert Morris-Illinois

Record: 17-10-0 (4-7-0 CSCHL)

National Ranking: 7

Up Next: Lindenwood (Feb. 9-10)


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