Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

This Week: After splitting a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) games last weekend, the Trinity College men's hockey team enters the final week of the regular season with a 16-4-2 record. The Bantams wrap up the regular season with their annual, home-away doubleheader with Wesleyan University, beginning on Friday night at the Koeppel Center.

Match-ups:
Trinity (16-4-2) v. Wesleyan (11-6-5)
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Williams Rink at the Koeppel Center
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (16-4-2) at Wesleyan (11-6-5)
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Spurrier-Snyder Rink
Middletown, Connecticut
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History versus Wesleyan: Trinity is 50-19-3 all-time against the Cardinals dating back to the first-ever matchup during the 1974-75 season.

Last time out against the Cardinals: The Bantams swept Wesleyan last winter in dominating fashion, outscoring them by a 10-2 margin. 

Game Notes:

- The Bantams are highest scoring team in the NESCAC, averaging 3.41 goals per game, and also are the nation's fourth-leading team in scoring defense (1.77 GAA). Trinity has outscored its opponents 75-39 thus far this winter.

- Senior captain Anthony Sabitsky leads the team with 19 points (8g, 10a, T8th in NESCAC) after scoring the game-winner in Trinity's 4-3 overtime victory against Bowdoin. Sophomore Liam Feeney and senior Tyler Whitney (6g, 11a) check in behind Sabitsky in a tie for second on the team in scoring. Feeney has three goals and 14 assists to date and is tied with rookie James Callahan for third in the conference in assist scoring (14). Callahan is also tied for third in the NESCAC in power play scoring (.36 ppg) while Sabitsky and Feeney are tied for ninth (.32). Sophomore Barclay Gammill leads the squad with 10 goals (T5th in NESCAC) and is tied for fourth on the team with Callahan with 15 points.

- Sabitsky is tied for the conference lead in power play goals (5) while senior captain Connor Hegarty and rookie Dylan Healey are tied for the NESCAC lead in short-handed points (0.10 ppg). Healey is also second in the league with four game-winners while Feeney and Callahan also rank 1-2, respectively, in defenseman scoring and Callahan is the tied for the top-scoring rookie in the NESCAC (0.73 ppg). 

- Senior netminder Alex Morin ranks second in the NESCAC in goals allowed average (1.87 GAA) while playing over 1,180 minutes in net so far (2nd most in NESCAC). Morin is saving 92.7% of shots he sees and is 14-4-2 on the year (.750 win percentage, T8th in nation among goalies with 10+ games played). 

- The Bantams fell to No. 6 in the D3hockey.com poll and the USCHO poll. The Bantams are the league's lone representative in the top-15 with Hamilton on the outside receiving votes.