Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Men's hockey weekend against Sacred Heart and BC

Finally, the Engineer men get off to some meaningful games this weekend in Bridgeport, CT and Chestnut Hill, MA. Even though it is out of conference, the games count in the standings, which means the regular season is upon us!

Sacred Heart
RPI did what they had to do, as they got on the board early and often. It only took 16 minutes for RPI to put the first puck of the season behind the net. The honor went to Ryan Haggerty, as he buried home a shot on passes from Matt Tinordi and Jacob Laliberte.
The score remained 1-0 into the second, when the floodgates opened for RPI. Mike Zalewski and Milos Bubela connected with Brock Higgs, who finished at 4:31 of the second. A little over five minutes later, Ryan Haggerty secured his second goal of the game and season. Then at 16:08, the Zalewski-Bubela-Higgs combination struck again, this time with Zalewski getting the goal.
In the third, Jake Wood got on the scoresheet for his first assist of his college career, helping Mark Miller with his tally to make it 5-0.  Rounding out the scoring would be the captain Matt Tinordi to give the Engineers the 6-0 win.
Jason Kasdorf went on to make 13 saves.

Boston College



There was no doubt what game Engineers fans looked forward to this weekend, as #4 ranked Boston College provided a daunting task. The Engineers were looking to complete a Capital District sweep of the Eagles, dating back to last year's NCAA tournament.

AIt only took BC 2:03 of the first, and a power play, to get a puck past Kasdorf. Kevin Hayes scored on an assist from Scott Savage, and part of last year's Hobey Hat Trick, Johnny Gaudreau. The Engineers battled back, when Milos Bubela tied the game at 1.

It remained tied at 1 until Johnny Gaudreau struck again on the power play at 6:24 of the second. Just 13 seconds later, Quinn Smith lit the lamp behind Kasdorf to give BC a two goal lead. Jimmy DeVito got his first goal as an Engineer, to close the gap. The Engineers wanted to turn up the pressure, but Ryan Fitzgerald scored at 15:29 of the second to give BC a 4-2 lead.

Just 18 seconds into the third, Bill Arnold took a pass from Gaudreau and put it past Kasdorf.Chris Calnan and Steve Santini closed the scoring for both teams, as BC skated away with the victory.

Jason Kasdorf and Scott Diebold would combine to make 16 saves on the night.

The Engineers return to action next weekend as they travel back to Boston for a Friday night tilt with BU, before making their home opener the next night against Sacred Heart.


RPI vs. Sacred Heart
Non-Conference Game – Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, CT)
10/12/13 - 7:00pm


RECORD: 1-0-0 (0-0-0 ECAC)


RPI vs. Boston College
Non-Conference Game – Conte Forum (Chestnut Hill, MA)
10/13/13 - 3:00pm
Boston College 7 RPI 2



RECORD: 1-1-1 (0-0 ECAC)


Upcoming Games

Oct. 18 - at Boston University (7:30pm)
Oct. 19 - Sacred Heart (7pm)
Oct. 26 - UNH (7pm)
Oct. 29 - Harvard (7pm)
Nov. 1 -  at Harvard (7pm)


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