Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mid-week Bits and Points

A succinct recap of what happened last weekend, what has gone on this week, and what is to come in the weekend ahead.

Mid-week Bits and Points

  • The Dutchmen's 8-0 victory over AIC included a 4 point night from Kyle Bodie (2g, 2a), and a 25 save shutout from Colin Stevens.
    • Goals from: Matt Hatch, Nick Cruice, Wayne Simpson, Kyle Bodie(2), Josh Jooris, Sam Coatta, and Max Novak
    • Assists from: Kyle Bodie(2), Matt Wilkins(2), Josh Jooris(2), Wayne Simpson(2), Greg Coburn, Shayne Goshisbehere, Cole Ikkala, Kevin Sullivan, Sebastien Gingras
  • The Dutchmen's 2-2 tie with UConn was, from what I heard, not a let down given the team's play. Wayne Simpson and Greg Coburn both scored. This was The Dutchmen's 4th straight game with a pp conversion.
    • Shayne Goshisbehere received a lower body injury as he attempted to go coast to coast from behind the net. Those AHA teams may not have the silkiest dangles but they'll hit the snot out of you. No word yet on his return.
  • The Dutchwomen lost to both Clarkson and St. Lawrence, conceding 6 goals each night. Courtney Turner scored her third on the year against St. Lawrence, her 3rd in 3 games.
  • Monday practice was canceled on Monday afternoon given the weather.
  • The special teams are looking solid with 8 PPGs in the past 4 games and 2 goals allowed on the PP this year.
  • The Dutchmen have scored 3 shorties in 5 games this season, Kyle Bodie tallying 2 of them.
  • Kyle Bodie received ECAC Player of the Week honors. He's leading or tied in every scoring category on the team (3/5/8). +A
  • The Union Dutchmen dropped in the polls from 8/8 to 9/10. I imagine it's because the final score of the AIC game wasn't 16-0.
  • The Dutchwomen (2-2-0, 0-2-0 ECAC) will be at home to host a weekend series against Syracuse (4-4-0, 2-0-0 CHA). Puck drop on Friday is 7pm and puck drop on Saturday is at 2pm.
  • The Dutchmen (3-1-1, 0-0-0 ECAC) will face off against @RPI (1-1-2, 0-0-0 ECAC) on Friday to begin conference play. If you're interested in attending, follow this link for more info. Let's pack this place and discourage RPI's fans enough to potentially have them reconsider their allegiance. There is going to be a whole lotta hate on the ice come Friday. I hope they have a zamboni that can handle that.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Bits and Points

Though Union's mens team did not participate in any games this weekend doesn't mean there is nothing to talk about. (cue theme song music for...) 

Monday Bits and Points

  • The Dutchmen rank in at no. 8 in both national polls, falling one place from last week in USA Today/Hockey Magazine. They even corralled a #1 vote! 
  • The Dutchwomen played a stellar game at RPI this past Saturday, scoring a program first 3 ppg in one game. Freshman forward Courtney Turner scored her first two goals of her career and had an assist to boot. Sophomore goaltender Shenae Lundberg kept the Dutchwomen in the game when things got rough, even flipping a girl over her back. That's what you like to see out of a goalie. Oh, and a whole bunch of great saves, I guess. Whatever. She's got it. (edit 10/26) In addition to all that, Shenae received ECAC goaltender of the week honors.
  • The ECAC generally had a great week (-RPI, and I'm sure none of you are going to cry about that) with Harvard stomping McGill, St. Lawrence scoring 10 goals while only surrendering 1 goal in back to back games at Maine, Quinnipiac grabbing a tie and a win against Ohio State, and Dartmouth winning against McGill and Norwich. What this does for the ECAC is show the rest of the country that we're a tough division. Top to bottom, we're certainly the tightest.
  • Union will be on the road this weekend against AIC on Friday and UConn on Saturday. Union is 14-0-3 in its last 17 games against Atlantic Hockey competition, dating back to 2009-10.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tonight's Lines: Union at Bowling Green

Game 1 of 2 against Bowling Green
Union
15 Matt Hatch - 12 Kyle Bodie (A) - 21 Wayne Simpson
9 Daniel Carr - 18 Max Novak - 16 Kevin Sullivan
19 Matt Wilkins - 7 Josh Jooris - 17 Daniel Ciampini
23 Cole Ikkala - 26 David Roy - 8 Nick Cruice

22 Mat Bodie (C) - 28 Shawn Stuart
3 Ryan Forgaard - 24 Sebastien Gingras 
14 Shayne Gostisbehere - 20 Greg Coburn (A)

1 Troy Grosenick
30 Colin Stevens

Bowling Green
12 Bryce Williamson - 14 Camden Wojtala - 24 Brett Mohler
25 Dajon Mingo - 22 Ryan Carpenter - 13 Adam Berkle
26 Mark Cooper - 11 Dan DeSalvo - 17 Ben Murphy
10 Marc Rodriguez - 27 Andrew Wallace - 18 Ryan Viselli

15 Marcus Perrier - 5 Rusty Hafner
4 Mike Sullivan - 28 Robert Shea
3 Connor Kucera - 8 Jose Delgadillo

1 Andrew Hammond

  • Union, after starting at #5/5 in the polls, fell to 9/10 in the USA Today and USCHO polls, respectively. They look to climb back towards BC's lofty perch tonight. Ferris State, Union's foe from last year, is 11th in the polls.
  • The BGSU Falcons (mascot, Freddie Falcon) are 0-0-1 to start the season. The last time they faced the Dutchmen was October 23, 2004. At Messa Rink, the Dutchmen fell 1-0. Current Freshmen were 11 years old, and presumably distraught over the loss.
Follow Along
  • For a cash tithe, BGSU is offering a live stream of tonight's game here.
  • Union Athletics is offering a live blog of the game, along with the kind of in-depth game notes we come to expect from them.
  • Follow @UnionHockey and @BGSU_Hockey for Twitter updates.
  • Look at those new pads. And new jersey. (Courtesy Union Athletics)