Setting the Scene... The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team returns home for a weekend series against Atlantic Hockey opponent Robert Morris.
Last Time Out... The Pioneers skated to a 2-2 tie against New Hampshire last Friday night. Sacred Heart got off to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a big second period. Freshman Austin McIlmurray and senior Jordan Minello both scored within 36 seconds of each other to give SHU the 2-0 advantage. The Wildcats answered back with two goals in the third, with the game tying goal by Liam Blackburn in the final 28 seconds of regulation. Nathan Perry had a career high 35 saves for the Pioneers.
All -Time vs. RMU... The Pioneers are looking for their first win against the Colonials. RMU leads the all-time series 16-0-1. The Colonials swept last season's series 4-0.
Last Meeting... The Colonials came away with a 2-1 victory on February 6, 2016. In close contest, RMU outshot SHU 30-27. Zac Lynch got RMU on the board first with an early goal in the first period. SHU answered early in the second when Zach Luczyk scored a power play goal on the dish from Alec Butcher. The Colonials got the game winning goal courtesy of Greg Gibson with 6:26 to go in the second period.
Scouting The Colonials... The reigning Atlantic Hockey regular season champs sit at 3-3-2 (2-3-1 AHC) on the year. Junior forward Brady Ferguson is tied for the league lead 13 points on the year. Ferguson and Alex Tonge are tied with six goals on the season. Sophomore Eric Israel is tied for second in the league with nine assists. Freshman Francis Marotte boasts a 1.69 goals against average in goal for the Colonials.
Carroll & Heating Up for Pios... Senior Jeff Carroll and junior Kory Kennedy both enter this weekend with a three-game points streak. The duo has combined for eight points in the three game span. Carroll started off with a goal and assist in 6-3 win over AIC, another goal in 4-1 loss to Yale and one assist in the 2-2 tie vs. UNH. Kennedy also recorded a goal and assist against AIC. He has dished out an assist in three straight games.