Harvard is 5-4-2 overall, 2-3-2 in the ECAC.
Harvardís defense sprang a few leaks early in the season, as they started off with a 7-6 loss to Dartmouth, a 5-3 loss to Quinnipiac, and a 4-4 tie with Princeton. The results of their last four games would seem to indicate that the Crimson had patched those leaks, as they gave up a total of only 5 goals in those four games, including victories over Colgate and Bentley and a split of two games with Cornell.
RPI, of course, has struggled to score goals. The four goals they scored in two games in the Catamount Cup this weekend seems like an offensive explosion compared to most of the season. Going up against a defense thatís been playing to a 1.25 GAA over its last four games sounds like the last thing RPI needs. If there is a note of optimism to be sounded for RPI fans, it may lie in the fact that Harvardís most recent game was played December 4 (they had an exhibition game scheduled against Team China this evening [Dec. 29], but it was cancelled). If you canít cool off a hot goalie any other way, maybe a month of enforced idleness will do it.
Armyís overall record is about as average as it is possible to be, 8 wins, 8 losses, and 1 tie, with 49 goals scored and 49 goals allowed. They are currently playing in the Ledyard Bank tournament in Hanover, where they lost to Dartmouth this evening, 5-2, and will play Brown tomorrow afternoon. The Black Knights split two games in each of the previous four weekends that they played, going 1-1 against Sacred Heart, Bentley, Niagara, and Canisius. Up to now, they have played only two games against ECAC opponents and have not fared well, as in addition to tonightís loss they also lost by three goals to Union.
One other thing to remember: We haven't beat the USMA since 2007. Yes, we've only played them twice since then, but only one of those years we were terrible. I'm a bit weary of this one.
Harvard beat Concordia of Canada in an exhibition game today, 5-1. I'm not sure how long ago the game was arranged. As of last night, it had not been listed on the Harvard schedule that appeared on USCHO.
This probably helped the Crimson to scrape off whatever rust they had accumulated since December 4.
Army lost to Brown today, 5-3, so they will be coming to Troy with an 0-3 record against the ECAC.
Army's probably tired of losing to the ECAC and RPI is most assuredly tired of losing, period. One of those teams' fortunes should change on Saturday night.
I was going to pick Army's goalie on PtC, but...Army has been playing Dempsey in goal. He was good last year, but appears to be in a sophomore slump/
Kozlowski had the starts early (thru 11/10/18) and had good stats .913 sv%, 2.~ GAA (Dempsey at .885--3.4)
Is Kozlowski injured? What happened to Dempsey?
Is Savory officially RPI's #1 goalie?
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GO DU !!!
@RPI_Hockey hosts Annual Autism Awareness Game Sat. Jan 5th-7pm @RPI_HFH lights & video board won't be as bright. Music & announcements will be softer. The goal horn won't sound. It's all for a great cause! @RPIAthletics @ArmyWP_Hockey #sensoryfriendly #autismawareness— RPI Athletics (@Sachi_Ena) January 3, 2019
If anyone wands to help (or hinder) Army's broadcaster.
Question for @RPI_Hockey, @RPI_HFH, @TroyCityHall, and anyone in #TroyNY:— Nikolai Busko (@NikolaiBusko) January 4, 2019
Much has changed since I left the Capital Region in 2012. Where should I eat before Saturday's game?
I'm down to these places around Peoples, Burdett, Hoosick, and 8th.
I'm making the trip by myself.
I would like to know what kind of attendance this generates from the autistic community.
I would love to see those kids get the opportunity to see a hockey game in person without the anxiety that the noise would generate.
AspyDad, are you out there?
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The harder I practice, the luckier I get.
Last year I complained about the same thing, especially because it was scheduled for a game against an ECAC opponent. Bad enough to give up the home ice advantage, but doubly bad to give it up in a game that counts in the league standings.
On the other hand, last year's Autism Awareness game was against St. Lawrence - and RPI actually won it.
So this is where I'm going before tonight's game between @ArmyWP_Hockey and @RPI_Hockey.— Nikolai Busko (@NikolaiBusko) January 5, 2019
Thanks to everyone who voted. The final verdict wasn't even close.
I expect to be in this spot at about 2:30.
Is there anything on the menu that I must try? I'll eat just about anything. pic.twitter.com/WefqhXo4KI
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