This Week: The Trinity College men's hockey team won its fourth and fifth game in a row last weekend with decisive victories at Tufts and Connecticut College to improve to 11-3-2 overall and 8-1-1 in NESCAC action. The No. 6-ranked Bantams return home this weekend for a pair of important New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) battles, versus Hamilton on Saturday night and versus Amherst on Sunday afternoon.
History versus Hamilton: Trinity is 19-9-4 all-time against the Continentals dating back to the first-ever matchup during the 1986-87 season.
Last time out against the Continentals: The Bantams won a 1-0 game in early December of this season thanks to a second period goal by sophomore Barclay Gammill.
History versus Amherst: Trinity is 35-27-10 against Amherst since the first meeting in 1974-75.
Last time out against the Mammoths: The two sides skated to a 3-3 tie earlier this winter as Trinity scored three times unanswered in the third period after falling behind, 3-0.
- The Bantams are the second-highest scoring team in the NESCAC, averaging 3.50 goals per game, and also are third in the country in scoring defense (1.69 GAA). Trinity has outscored its opponents 56-27 thus far this winter.
- Senior captain Anthony Sabitsky is tied for the team lead with 16 points (8g, 8a, T6th in NESCAC), along with sophomore Liam Feeney who has three goals and 13 assists to his credit this winter. Sabitsky reached 100 career points over the weekend, making him the fifth Bantam in the last four years to reach the career milestone.
- Sophomore Barclay Gammill is tied with Sabitsky for the team lead in goals (7, T3rd in NESCAC) and ranks fourth on the team with 13 points. First-year James Callahan is third on the team with 15 points (T9th in NESCAC) and is tied, along with Feeney, for second in the conference in total assists (13). Sabitsky, Feeney and Callahan are each averaging 0.44 power play points per game which is tied for tops in the league, while Sabitsky stands alone at the top of the conference with five power play goals.
- Senior captain Connor Hegarty and rookie Dylan Healey are tied for the NESCAC lead in short-handed points (0.13 ppg) while Healey is tied for the most game-winners in the conference (3). Feeney and Callahan also rank 1-2, respectively, in defenseman scoring while Callahan is the top-scoring rookie in the NESCAC (0.94 ppg).
- Senior netminder Alex Morin ranks third in the NESCAC in goals allowed average (1.88 GAA) while playing over 800 minutes in net so far (2nd most in NESCAC). Morin is saving 92.7% of shots he sees and is 9-3-2 on the year (.714 win percentage, 2nd in NESCAC).
- The Bantams moved up from No. 7 to No. 6 in the country in the latest USCHO poll and remain at No. 6 in the D3hockey.com poll. The Bantams are the league's lone representative in the top-15 with Hamilton on the outside receiving votes.