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Colgate Raiders vs Sacred Heart Pioneers game preview

The Colgate Raiders Men’s Hockey Team and Sacred Heart Pioneers will meet for the second time in twenty-four hours on Saturday night.

Although the Colgate Raiders and Sacred Heart Pioneers play in separate conferences (The Raiders in the ECAC, the Pioneers in the AHA), the two schools have a connection that extends beyond the ice. Colgate alumnus Eric Opin (class of 1990) is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Hockey Foundation, an organization formed to keep the memory of hockey coach Jason Pagni alive. The Connecticut Hockey Foundation has worked extensively with Sacred Heart to expand its work.

You can read more about the Connecticut Hockey Foundation here: Colgate alumnus honors legendary hockey coach by giving back.

On Friday night the Raiders and Pioneers met at Sacred Heart for the twelfth time overall in the program’s histories. Entering the game, Colgate had won all eleven previous meetings and kept that streak alive with a 3-2 victory over the Pioneers. New Raider Head Coach Mike Harder picked up his first career victory behind the bench, and newcomer Brett Chorske scored his first goal as a Raider.

The teams meet again on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Here’s the tale of the tape for round thirteen between the Colgate Raiders and Sacred Heart Pioneers.

Team Records

Colgate

  • Overall Record: 1-1-1
  • Conference Record: 0-0-0
  • Home Record: 0-1-1
  • Away Record: 1-0-0
  • Goal Differential: -1
  • Head Coach: Mike Harder

Sacred Heart

  • Overall Record: 0-1-0
  • Conference Record: 0-0-0
  • Home Record: 0-1-0
  • Away Record: 0-0-0
  • Goal Differential: -1
  • Head Coach: CJ Marottolo

Team Offense

Colgate

  • Goals For: 8
  • Goals Per Game: 2.7
  • Shots: 111
  • Shots Per Game: 37.0
  • Power Play: 20% (2 for 10)

Sacred Heart

  • Goals For: 2
  • Goals Per Game: 2.0
  • Shots: 27
  • Shots Per Game: 27.0
  • Power Play: 33% (1 for 3)

Leading Scorers

Colgate

  • Points: Ross Mitton with 4 (1G + 3A)
  • Goals: Nic Belpedio with 2
  • Assists: Ross Mitton with 3

Sacred Heart

  • Goals: TJ Walsh and Kevin Lombardi with 1 each
  • Assists: Four with 1 each
  • Points: TJ Walsh with 2

Team Defense

Colgate

  • Goals Against: 9
  • Goals Against Per Game: 3.0
  • Shots Allowed: 88
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 29.3
  • Penalty Kill: 90% (9 for 10)

Sacred Heart

  • Goals Against: 3
  • Goals Against Per Game: 3.0
  • Shots Allowed: 44
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 44.0
  • Penalty Kill: 66% (2 for 3)

Goaltenders

Colgate

  • Carter Gylander: Record: 1-1-1 / GAA: 2.61 / Save Percentage: 0.908

Sacred Heart

Chase Clark: Record: 0-1-0 / GAA: 3.17 / Save Percentage: 0.932

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