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#3 Utica Pioneers Men’s Hockey hosts Stevenson this weekend

The Utica Pioneers will look to continue their momentum against Stevenson after a big weekend against #2 Adrian.

So far, so good for the #3 Utica Pioneers Men’s Hockey Team (1-0-1 overall, 0-0-0 UCHC).

The Pioneers opened their 2023-24 regular season by hosting the second-ranked Adrian Bulldogs last weekend. Many were expecting a close two games between the teams – which is exactly what happened. What perhaps wasn’t expected was the then sixth-ranked Pioneers pulled off what could be considered by some an upset. The teams skated to a 0-0 tie on Friday night, and the Pioneers scored a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday afternoon.

As a result of the undefeated weekend against the second-ranked team in Division III, Utica rose three spots to number three in the latest USCHO poll.

Read about the win last Saturday afternoon here: #6 Utica Pioneers Men’s Hockey takes down #2 Adrian.

Utica will host another tough opponent this weekend as the Stevenson Mustangs (2-0-0 overall, 0-0-0 UCHC) come to town. The first game will be on Friday Night at 7 p.m. and game two will be on Saturday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Both contests will be at the Adirondack Bank Center and will serve as the first UCHC games of the season for both teams.

For more information about Utica Pioneers hockey, visit https://uticapioneers.com.

Like the Pioneers, the Mustangs are undefeated thus far this season. They opened their regular season last weekend at SUNY Canton and defeated the Roos 5-0 and 2-1. Although they did not crack the top fifteen in the latest USCHO poll, Stevenson did receive twenty votes.

Last season, the teams played a hotly contested pair of games at Stevenson. The Pioneers won both games by a score of 4-3 in overtime. They did not meet in the UCHC Tournament.

With each team two games into their schedules, let’s take a look at the statistical leaders of the Utica Pioneers and Stevenson Mustangs.

Utica Pioneers

Team

  • Goals: 3.
  • Shots: 76.
  • Power Play: 11.1% (1 for 9).
  • Penalty Kill: 80% (8 for 10).

Individual Leaders

  • Goals: Griffen Barr, Michael Herrera, and Domenick Evtimov with 1 each.
  • Assists: 6 tied with 1 each.
  • Points: 9 with 1 each.
  • Shots: Griffen Barr with 10.
  • Power Play Goals: Domenick Evtimov with 1.
  • Goaltenders: Ethan Roberts has a record of 1-0-1, with a GAA of 1.02, 64 saves, and a 0.970 save percentage. Bryan Landsberger has a record of 0-0-0, with a GAA of 0.00, 3 saves, and a 1.000 save percentage.

Stevenson Mustangs

Team

  • Goals: 7.
  • Shots: 67.
  • Power Play: 37.5% (3 for 8).
  • Penalty Kill: 85.7% (6 for 7).

Individual Leaders

  • Goals: John Musella and Rhett Evjen with 2 each.
  • Assists: Aiden McDowell and Malcolm Palmer with 3 each.
  • Points: John Musella with 4.
  • Shots: John Musella with 9.
  • Power Play Goals: John Musella, Rhett Evjen, and Zach Bannister with 1 each.
  • Goaltender: Ty Outen has a record of 2-0-0 with a GAA of 0.50, 64 saves, a 0.985 save percentage, and 1 shutout.
In this episode, Scott and Jordan look back at the weekend that was for the Utica Pioneers, Colgate Raiders, and Morrisville Mustangs. They will also look ahead to the weekend schedule for each and what to watch for. In segment two, the boys look at the Syracuse Crunch and Utica Comets and the slate of games ahead for both teams!

Utica Pioneers Men’s Hockey: 2:1810:08 Utica Pioneers Women’s Hockey: 10:0815:17 Colgate Women’s Women’s Hockey: 15:2019:51 Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey: 19:5322:05 Morrisville Mustangs Men’s + Women’s Hockey: 22:0626:37 Utica Comets: 28:4433:59 Is Rochester for real/Syracuse Crunch: 34:0042:58





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