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Colgate Men’s Hockey vs UMass-Lowell series preview

The Colgate Raiders will host the UMass-Lowell River Hawks for a pair of games this weekend.

The Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey Team will host the UMass-Lowell River Hawks for a two-game set at the Class of 1965 Arena in Hamilton, NY. The games will be on Friday and Saturday nights with a start time of 7 p.m. EDT for both contests.

The Raiders (2-1-1 overall, 0-0-0 ECAC) are returning home after a weekend sweep at Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Connecticut. In those two games, Colgate outscored Sacred Heart by a 9-3 margin. Goaltender Carter Gylnader picked up both wins and was named the ECAC Goalie of the Week for his efforts. Forward Ben Raymond also had three assists in Saturday’s 6-2 victory.

A look at the Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey 2023-24 schedule

The River Hawks (1-1-0 overall, 0-0-0 Hockey East) opened their 2023-24 regular season two weekends ago with a long trip to Anchorage, Alaska to face the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves. The River Hawks split those games, winning one in regulation and losing the other in overtime.

An old friend will be behind the River Hawks bench when they take the ice this weekend. UMass-Lowell Associate Head Coach Andy Boschetto was an assistant coach at Colgate from 2020-2022.

The Raiders and River Hawks have squared off twenty-two times overall, with UMass-Lowell holding a 13-8-1 advantage. The last time the teams met was 2019 when they played each other four times. The River Hawks won two of those contests, the Raiders won one, and the teams tied in the other.

Colgate’s Ryan McGuire (#19) establishes position at the top of the UConn crease during an October 7th, 2023 game at the Class of 1965 Arena. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

Here’s the tale of the tape for this weekend’s Colgate vs UMass-Lowell matchup at the Class of 1965 Arena.

Team Records

Colgate

  • Overall Record: 2-1-1
  • ECAC Record: 0-0-0
  • Home Record: 0-1-1
  • Goal Differential: +4
  • Head Coach: Mike Harder

UMass-Lowell

  • Overall Record: 1-1-0
  • Hockey East Record: 0-0-0
  • Away Record: 1-1-0
  • Goal Differential: 0
  • Head Coach: Norm Bazin

Team Offense

Colgate

  • Goals For: 14
  • Goals Per Game: 3.5
  • Shots: 155
  • Shots Per Game: 38.8
  • Power Play: 21.4% (3 for 14)

UMass-Lowell

  • Goals For: 4
  • Goals Per Game: 2.0
  • Shots: 64
  • Shots Per Game: 32.0
  • Power Play: 0% (0 for 8)

Top Five Scorers + Individual Leaders

Colgate

  • 1.) Ross Mitton: 2G + 3A = 5Pts
  • 2.) Ryan McGuire: 2G + 2A = 4Pts
  • 3.) Tommy Bergsland: 1G + 3A = 4Pts
  • 4.) Ben Raymond: 1G + 3A = 4Pts
  • 5.) Sebastian Tamburro: 1G + 3A = 4Pts
  • Shots Leader: Ross Mitton + Ryan McGuire with 13 each
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Pierson Brandon, Nic Belpedio, and Bobby Metz with 1 each
  • Shorthanded Goals Leader: Ben Raymond with 1
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Ryan McGuire + Brett Chorske with 1 each
  • +/- Leader: 6 at +2 each
  • PIM Leader: Reid Irwin with 6

UMass-Lowell

  • 1.) Matt Crasa: 2G + 0A = 2Pts
  • 2.) Owen Cole: 0G + 2A = 2Pts
  • 3-5.) 6 at 1 point each
  • Shots leader: Matt Crasa with 8
  • Power Play Goals Leader: N/A
  • Shorthanded Goals Leader: N/A
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Scout Truman with 1
  • +/- Leader: Scout Truman + Ben Meehan at +3 each
  • PIM Leader: 5 at 2 PIM each
In this episode, Head Coach Mike Harder and Defenseman Reid Irwin of the Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey Team join the show! We cover a lot of topics including: – The hiring process that brought Coach Harder back to Colgate. – Legendary retired Colgate Head Coach Don Vaughan. – The new Colgate assistant coaches. – Reid’s decision to transfer to Colgate from the U. of Denver. – The differences from his perspective between the NCHC and ECAC conferences. – The team’s reaction to the news of Coach Vaughan’s retirement and Coach Harder’s hiring. We also discuss the style of hockey the team is playing, favorite NHL teams, a look ahead to this weekend’s matchup against UMass-Lowell, the Raider’s weekly partnership with local youth hockey programs, and we find out which Raider would make the best pro wrestler!

Team Defense

Colgate

  • Goals Against: 10
  • Goals Against Per Game: 2.5
  • Shots Allowed: 111
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 27.8
  • Penalty Kill: 92.3% (12 for 13)
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored (team): 1

UMass-Lowell

  • Goals Against: 4
  • Goals Against Per Game: 2.0
  • Shots Allowed: 42
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 21.0
  • Penalty Kill: 80.0% (4 for 5)
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored (team): 0

Goaltenders

Colgate

Carter Gylander

  • Record: 2-1-1
  • GAA: 2.22
  • Save Percentage: 0.918
  • Shutouts: 0

Andrew Takacs + Nick Haas: No Record

UMass-Lowell

Luke Pavicich

  • Record: 1-0-0
  • GAA: 1.00
  • Save Percentage: 0.955
  • Shutouts: 0

Henry Welsch

  • Record: 0-1-0
  • GAA: 2.87
  • Save Percentage: 0.850
  • Shutouts: 0

For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, visit https://colgateathletics.com.

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