Friday, October 22, 2010

Tough Weekend, We Can't Deny

Think these Atlantic Hockey weekends are a joke? Think again. Atlantic Hockey is improving yearly. Tonight's opponent, RIT, beat Denver and New Hampshire last year in the NCAA tournament, not in some throwaway game. Niagara, the Saturday night opponent? RPI hasn't beaten them in the last four tries, going back to 1997, the first time the two teams met. Still, this is a weekend the Engineers need to sweep - or at the very least, continue to have consistently decent outings - if they're going to be contenders in the ECAC.

The women continue their grueling opening schedule, still in search of their first win. They start off against 5-1-0 Providence tonight - the Friars have already shredded Clarkson 5-0 this season, so... yeah, another tough one. Sunday afternoon brings 3-1-1 Northeastern, but the Huskies did need overtime to beat Union... time will tell.

In the meantime, it's time to get psyched up for another weekend of great hockey. Here's a cover version of the best song ever released on an album of the same name by a band of the same name. The covering band is metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch, who toured Iraq earlier this year, so this pumpup doubles as a salute to our armed forces as we get ready to exercise one of our fundamental rights in a week or so. But for now... it's three days of what should be some great, great hockey.

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