Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College men's hockey team made it seven straight wins with a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) victories last week over Hamilton and Amherst. This week, the No. 5-ranked Bantams return to the ice on Friday when they host Williams for a 7:30 matchup, before a 4 p.m. game on Saturday at home versus Middlebury.

Match-ups:
Trinity (13-3-2) v. Williams (10-8-0)
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Williams Rink at the Koeppel Center
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (13-3-2) v. Middlebury (4-12-2)
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Williams Rink at the Koeppel Center
Hartford, Connecticut
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History versus Williams: Trinity is 18-18-2 all-time against the Ephs dating back to the first-ever matchup during the 1980-81 season.

Last time out against the Ephs: The Bantams will look to avenge a 5-1 loss to Williams earlier this year, on January 6th in Williamstown.

History versus Middlebury: Trinity is 16-16-4 against Middlebury since the first meeting in 1990-91.

Last time out against the Panthers: The Bantams handed the Panthers a 3-0 shutout loss thanks to three third period goals.

Game Notes:

- The Bantams are the second-highest scoring team in the NESCAC, averaging 3.56 goals per game, and also are tied for the nation's lead in scoring defense (1.67 GAA). Trinity has outscored its opponents 64-30 thus far this winter.

- Senior captain Anthony Sabitsky is tied for second on the team with 16 points (8g, 8a, T8th in NESCAC), along with rookie James Callahan who has two goals and 14 assists (T1st in NESCAC) to his name. Sabitsky reached 100 career points two weeks ago, making him the fifth Bantam in the last four years to reach the career milestone.

- Sophomore Barclay Gammill leads the squad with 10 goals (3rd in NESCAC) and ranks fourth on the team with 15 points. Gammill scored twice in the Bantam victory against Amherst on Sunday. Classmate Liam Feeney leads the team with 17 points (3g, 14a, T5th in NESCAC) and is tied with Callahan for first in the NESCAC in assist scoring (14). Callahan leads the league in power play scoring (.44 ppg) while Sabitsky and Feeney are tied for second (0.39). 

- Sabitsky is alone at the top of the conference in power play goals (5) while senior captain Connor Hegarty and Healey are tied for the NESCAC lead in short-handed points (0.12 ppg). Healey also leads the league with four game-winners while Feeney and Callahan also rank 1-2, respectively, in defenseman scoring and Callahan is the top-scoring rookie in the NESCAC (0.89 ppg). 

- Senior netminder Alex Morin ranks third in the NESCAC in goals allowed average (1.84 GAA) while playing over 900 minutes in net so far (2nd most in NESCAC). Morin is saving 92.9% of shots he sees and is 11-3-2 on the year (.750 win percentage, 1st in NESCAC). 

- The Bantams moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 in the country in the latest USCHO poll and held steady at No. 5 in the D3hockey.com poll, even receiving one first-place vote. The Bantams are the league's lone representative in the top-15 with Hamilton on the outside receiving votes.