Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College men's hockey team went 2-0 in a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) games last week to improve its winning-streak to nine games and maintain first-place in the conference with a 11-1-1 NESCAC record. This week, the No. 4-ranked Bantams travel to Maine for a matchup versus Colby on Saturday night before a Sunday tilt at Bowdoin.

Match-ups:
Trinity (15-3-2) at Colby (10-10-0)
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Alfond Rink
Waterville, Maine
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Trinity (15-3-2) at Bowdoin (7-13-0)
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Watson Arena
Brunswick, Maine
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History versus Colby: Trinity is 21-12-2 all-time against the Mules dating back to the first-ever matchup during the 1984-85 season.

Last time out against the Mules: The Bantams cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Mules earlier this season in Hartford, thanks largely in part to three second period goals.

History versus Bowdoin: Trinity is just 14-22-2 all-time against the Polar Bears, dating back to the first game played in 1990-91.

Last time out against the Polar Bears: The Bantams scored three times unanswered in the second period of a 4-1 triumph over the Polar Bears earlier this winter at the Koeppel Center.

Game Notes:

- The Bantams are highest scoring team in the NESCAC, averaging 3.55 goals per game, and also are the nation's second-leading team in scoring defense (1.65 GAA). Trinity has outscored its opponents 71-33 thus far this winter.

- Senior captain Anthony Sabitsky is tied for the team lead with 17 points (8g, 9a, T10th in NESCAC), along with sophomore Liam Feeney. Feeney has three goals and 14 assists to date and is tied with rookie James Callahan for second in the conference in assist scoring (14). Callahan is also tied for the NESCAC lead in power play scoring (.40 ppg) while Sabitsky and Feeney are tied for second (.35). Sophomore Barclay Gammill leads the squad with 10 goals (T4th in NESCAC) and ranks fifth on the team with 15 points.

- Senior forward Tyler Whitney finished the weekend with a pair of assists to reach the 100-career point milestone. Whitney joins Sabitsky as the second Bantam to reach 100 points this season and sixth overall in the last four years. Whitney is currently tied for third on the team with 16 points (5g, 11a). 

- Sabitsky is tied for the conference lead in power play goals (5) while senior captain Connor Hegarty and Healey are tied for the NESCAC lead in short-handed points (0.11 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 (0.80 ppg). 

- Senior netminder Alex Morin posted a .940 save percentage over the weekend, making 23 saves against Williams and 24 in a 3-0 shutout of Middlebury, his seventh shutout of his career. His victory over Williams also was the 50th of his career. Morin ranks second in the NESCAC in goals allowed average (1.80 GAA) while playing over 1,000 minutes in net so far (2nd most in NESCAC). Morin is saving 93.0% of shots he sees and is 13-3-2 on the year (.778 win percentage, 7th in nation among goalies with 10+ games played). 

- The Bantams held steady at No. 5 in the D3hockey.com poll, receiving one first-place vote. Trinity is also still No. 5 in the country in the USCHO poll. The Bantams are the league's lone representative in the top-15 with Amherst on the outside receiving votes.