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    I thought the coaching staff was a little too cute with their lineup changes for the second Michigan game. Union played a very complete first game, outshot Michigan 40-23, and had momentum. Why would Bennett sit Sak and the defensemen who had all won starting jobs and helped the team to a quality win? These games count, and if the coaches want to experiment, they should go back to playing a preseason game. This weekend, I hope we see the intensity of last Friday's game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaportrail View Post
    This weekend, I hope we see the intensity of last Friday's game.
    We will need it !! This is not your father's AHA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaportrail View Post
    I thought the coaching staff was a little too cute with their lineup changes for the second Michigan game. Union played a very complete first game, outshot Michigan 40-23, and had momentum. Why would Bennett sit Sak and the defensemen who had all won starting jobs and helped the team to a quality win? These games count, and if the coaches want to experiment, they should go back to playing a preseason game. This weekend, I hope we see the intensity of last Friday's game.
    Hopefully Every man on that team worked hard to get ready and were all ready and willing to play. And this was in Michigan after all. I'm sure the intent is to be the best you can be by the first league game and the only way you know if you are playing your best "game guys" is to actually see them in a game. I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see Joe Young in net this weekend. I'm also sure they got some dings and bruises this early in the season so there may be additional changes this week too.
    In game two the coaches shuffled guys around looking for something that meshed (michigan certainly changed the way they played D and forechecked between games).

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    American International is returning 10 of 11 of its top scorers and has brought in a freshman class of 12. Their goalie is returning. New Coach. New Home. Their leading scorer is their captain.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – NCAA Division I men's ice hockey will now be a downtown staple when the American International College (AIC) Division I Men's Ice Hockey program makes Springfield's MassMutual Center the team's home rink. American International College President Vince Maniaci stated, "AIC is proud to be the only Division I men's ice hockey team able to call Springfield, Massachusetts home. Partnering with the MassMutual Center allows fans to enjoy a high level of competition while supporting many of our hometown players." Playing all home contests at the MassMutual Center, as well as holding practices, the Yellow Jackets' season opener is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at 7:05 p.m. when new Head Coach Eric Lang's team takes on Union College, the 2014 national champions, as part of AIC's Homecoming Weekend 2016 festivities. Lang, who is a two-time AIC alumnus, has returned to his alma mater after spending the last four seasons on the bench at Army West Point as an assistant coach. Lang is honored to be leading the talented Yellow Jackets and excited to be playing at the MassMutual Center. "What an amazing day for AIC hockey. To be playing and practicing a mile away from AIC's campus in the heart of downtown Springfield, and to be able to call the MassMutual Center our home, is a surreal feeling. I am ecstatic for our student-athletes, fans, and our alums. As our team is trying to build a new legacy, having a first-class facility like the MassMutual Center that we can call our own, let's everyone know how serious AIC is about building a winning men's ice hockey program. With only 60 Division I men's ice hockey teams in the country, this new partnership promises to bring exciting, high-level college hockey to Springfield," Lang said.

    One shift at a time boys, one shift at a time.
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    Anyone know anything about the Union radio broadcaster? Listening to the AIC game. New station, new voice. I liked the guys who did it the last few years. No color guy now. This dude is wacked. What up?

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    Ugly, but I will take the win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouSeeAlum View Post
    Anyone know anything about the Union radio broadcaster? Listening to the AIC game. New station, new voice. I liked the guys who did it the last few years. No color guy now. This dude is wacked. What up?
    The guy tonight, Derek Pollacchi, is apparently doing road games. DuBrey is still doing home games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    Ugly, but I will take the win.
    Very ugly. Thought we were going back to last year's "Friday night frights".... with blown 3rd period leads.
    Some strange line combinations out there tonight. Hopefully better tomorrow

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    The Pioneers will face Union in their home opener at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday at 2:00pm. ESPN's John Buccigross will drop the ceremonial puck at the beginning of the game. They have been on the road the past 4 weeks. This is their first home matchup. There two loses have been against Army at West Point. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe we have ever lost at Webster Bank Arena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    Ugly, but I will take the win.
    no better way to describe it!

    The one positive I took away from last night was the almost lack of blind passes (there was one that I can remember).
    Anemic power play. You CANNOT pass the puck around, from static player to static player, and expect any openings.
    We still cannot play team that defend up high at the blue line.
    Alex was left out to dry multiple times (there were at least 2 "2-on-1" and one "3-on-1" in the first period). Kuddos to the defenseman that saved our butt on the 3 on 1, it was a ghost move

    AIC was quick, with a lot of energy. They panicked a bit at times it seems, but they could have won this with a bit more discipline, and they would have deserved the win.
    I had serious doubts about some of the calls the refs made... mostly in our favor...

    Best player last night IMO: DeSimone
    Special mention to Pontarelli, he reminds me of Daniel Carr a bit: he fights a lot and tries a lot. He doesn't quite have that slap shot yet Also, was he player center in some shifts???
    Let's go Union !
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFan View Post
    no better way to describe it!
    Kudos to the defenseman that saved our butt on the 3 on 1, it was a ghost move
    I believe that was the freshman, Vas Kolias.
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    I was certainly an ugly game, but it's nice to see that the team is less hesitant to shoot the puck so far this year. Even in low quality scoring chances, they seem less afraid to shoot on the rush for example and then set up behind the net.

    Also, between last night and the first game at Michigan, Spencer Foo and the finesse with which he can move the puck around in the offensive zone has also been a lot of fun to watch. Go U!

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    Going into the year, I thought Union was going to have a strong offense with solid depth up front, but with questions about the defense and goaltending. Four games in, those thoughts haven't changed much.

    Union can't be happy about tying Sacred Heart 4-4 after leading 4-2 early in the third.

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    Almost perfect 1st period (one defensive breakdown, one goal), average second period, ugly third.
    What changed?
    Let's go Union !
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFan View Post
    Almost perfect 1st period (one defensive breakdown, one goal), average second period, ugly third.
    What changed?
    4 mins left - 2 goal lead.. looked a lot like the prevent defense..
    clearing the zone became a big issue today and when you don't clear you chase
    and when you chase you retrieve the puck from the back of the net most times.

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    Ugh !
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    The only loss I can recall at Bridgeport was their first NCAA tourney game to UMD.
    After that a pretty good run knocking off Michigan St., U Mass Lowell, Vermont and Providence.

    As irony of course would have it Leaman was both the coach of Union's last loss and Union's last win (PC) at Bridgeport.

    Bummer to tie SHU. Still a pretty good start to the season.

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    Lost there to Connecticut 3-2 in 2014 Frozen Holiday Classic and beat Sacred Heart the next day 3-1.

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    Completely forgot about those two.

    Would be great to get a sweep this weekend.

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    ROCHESTER, NY – The RIT men's hockey team was picked to finish first in the 2016-17 Atlantic Hockey Conference preseason poll, as voted on by the conference's coaches, and announced at the conference's annual media day
    RIT returns 19 players from last season's squad, including 12 forwards, four defensemen, and all three goaltenders. In addition, seven highly touted newcomers join the squad for the 2016-17 season, giving RIT excellent depth as they look to earn its third straight league title.

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