Barry Melrose mentions Shayne Gostisbehere as a player to watch on ESPNU NCAA Selection Show
3.23.13 ECAC Championship Union Line Chart
3.22.13 ECAC Semifinals Union Line Chart
Union-Yale Game Watch at Recovery Sports Grill in Rotterdam
Union Head Coach Rick Bennett talks to YNN before practice on Monday.
3.16.13 Union Line Chart ECACH QF Game 2 vs. Dartmouth
3.15.13 Union Line Chart ECACH QF Game 1 vs. Dartmouth
Union players and head coach Rick Bennett discuss the team’s upcoming ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series against Dartmouth.
Senior forward Kyle Bodie talks about Union’s playoff matchup against Dartmouth.
This Week In Union College Hockey - March 11
Union Set For Dartmouth In ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal Series – No. 20/RV Union (17-12-5, 10-8-4 ECAC Hockey) returns to action this weekend in an ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series against Dartmouth (15-12-5, 9-9-4). Union, the No. 4 seed, and Dartmouth, the No. 5 seed, will meet for the first time in postseason play. The Big Green is coming off of a first round series win against No. 12 seed Harvard, needing a 6-3 win over the Crimson in a deciding Game 3 on Sunday afternoon to advance past the first round. In that contest, Brad Schierhorn had two goals and an assist, Alex Goodship had three assists and Charles Grant made 28 saves to help Dartmouth earn the victory. Union clinched home ice in the ECAC Hockey playoffs with wins over St. Lawrence and Clarkson on March 1-2 to earn a first round bye for the fourth straight season.
Union is seeking to advance to the ECAC Semifinals for the second consecutive year for the third time in the last four seasons. Dartmouth is seeking its first trip since the 2010-11 season, when the Big Green lost to Cornell (3-0), but earned a 5-3 win over Colgate in the third place game on March 19, 2011.
Must Read/See/Hear Material
USCHO.com: Division I Men’s Poll – March 11
New England Hockey Journal: Union’s Bennett grateful to have tourney bye
Schenectady Daily Gazette: Parting Schotts – Union defenseman Vasaturo’s season might be over
Schenectady Daily Gazette: Dutchmen fought hard for bye
Schenectady Daily Gazette: Kinkaid’s debut a lasting memory
Union Hockey News: ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals Capsules
Union Hockey News: Q&A with retired Union player Mike Ingoldsby
Union Hockey News: Welsh tallies first NHL point
New York Post: Devils switch to Kinkaid too late in loss to Lightning
NewJerseyDevils.com: Kinkaid makes NHL debut (video)
CarolinaHurricanes.com: Canes’ Winning Streak Halted By Habs
NOTE OF THE WEEK
Union In ECAC Hockey Postseason Series Play - Union has played 15 ECAC Hockey postseason series since joining the conference in 1991-92 and has won three of them. The Dutchmen won their first ECAC Hockey series in 2008-09, defeating Clarkson in the first round, and have won three of their last five series.
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The Union-Dartmouth Series – In a series that dates back to 1977, the Big Green own a 24-16-7 advantage over the Dutchmen and a 21-15 -7 record in the Division I era. Union is 3-4-3 against Dartmouth in its last 10 games, including a 0-1-1 mark this season. Union’s last win over Dartmouth came on Feb. 17, 2012. The Dutchmen are 8-10-5 all-time against Dartmouth at Messa Rink.
Welsh and Kinkaid Enjoy NHL Success – Former Union Hockey standouts Jeremy Welsh ‘13 and Keith Kinkaid both reached NHL milestones in early March. Welsh, who has seen action at center in five games with Carolina this season, recorded his first NHL assist on March 7 in a 4-2 loss against Montreal. Kinkaid made his first NHL appearance in relief of Johan Hedberg on March 5, stopping 12 of 13 shots, including a Steven Stamkos breakway, in a 5-2 loss against Tampa Bay.
Union Moves Up One Spot to No. 19 in USCHO.com Poll - Men’s ice hockey returned to the USCHO.com rankings at No. 20 last week and moved up one spot this week to No. 19, returning to the poll after falling out of the poll for just the second time this season.
Union, which defeated St. Lawrence and Clarkson on March 1 and 2, checked in at No. 19 in the latest USCHO.com Poll with 122 poll points. Union has been ranked in all but two editions of the poll this season, 21 out of 23 weeks this season.
Dutchmen Hot At Home – Union is 6-0-1 in its last seven home contests, the team’s longest home unbeaten streak since a 9-0-2 stretch late last season.
Three is the Magic Number - Union’s record when reaching three goals this season is impressive, a testament to the team’s strong defensive unit. Union is 14-0-2 this season when scoring three or more goals, but just 3-12-3 in games where they score two or fewer goals. Since the beginning of the 2011-12 season, Union is 38-0-7 when scoring three or more goals in a game.