The reasons they don't count are: (1) the 3 schools that are in Hockey East would have 2 more games than other schools and (2) Harvard is in the ECAC. They're referred to as exhibition games, but I would assume they would count toward the PWR. The bragging rights aren't bad either. Another year of asking BU "Where's your Beanpot?" is always welcome.
2/9 3:19 PM | IP: Logged
of course they count in the PWR
2/9 3:26 PM | IP: Logged
They aren't considered exhibition games. Rather, they are non-conference games.