Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College men's hockey team enters the week with a 7-3-2 record after going 1-1 last weekend in a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) games. This week, the No. 10-ranked Bantams travel to Maine for a Friday matchup at Colby before playing Bowdoin on Saturday.

Match-ups:
Trinity (7-3-2) at Colby (5-4-2)
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Alfond Rink
Waterville, Maine
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Trinity (7-3-2) at Bowdoin (5-5-1)
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Watson Arena
Brunswick, Maine
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History versus Colby: Trinity holds a 21-14-2 advantage over the Mules, dating back to the first-ever game played during the winter of 1984-85. 

Last time out against the Mules: The Bantams went 1-1 versus Colby last winter, winning the first matchup, 5-2 in Hartford, before falling, 3-0 in Maine.

History versus Bowdoin: Trinity is 15-22-2 against the Polar Bears since the 1990-91 season. 

Last time out against the Polar Bears: The Bantams went 2-0 against Bowdoin last season, putting up four goals in each game including a 4-3 overtime victory in mid-February. 

Game Notes:

- The Bantams lead the NESCAC in penalty kill percentage (.919, 4th in nation) and power play percentage (.286, 3rd in nation).  Trinity also boasts the top-scoring defense in the NESCAC (6th in nation), allowing just 1.83 goals per contest, and is second in the conference in scoring, averaging 3.67 goals per game.

- Junior Barclay Gammill is tied for eighth in the NESCAC in scoring (1.10 ppg) and leads the team with 11 points. Junior Liam Feeney recorded his ninth assist over the weekend which puts him tied for first in the conference. Senior Ryan Pfeffer, sophomore Devin Moore and rookie Lucas Michaud are tied for second on the team with ten points apiece (T12th in NESCAC). Michaud is also second in the conference in rookie scoring (0.83 ppg). 

- Senior Ryan Pfeffer leads the team with eight goals (T3rd in NESCAC), while he also is tied for first in power play goals (0.25 gpg). Gammill, Michaud and junior Andy Chugg are also in the top-ten in the league in goal scoring with five goals apiece. Feeney is tied for the league lead in defenseman scoring (0.75 ppg) and is first in power play points (0.58 ppg). 

- First-year Taggart Corriveau has made an immediate impact, scoring four goals through his first four games in a Bantam uniform. He is first in the NESCAC in power play goals as three of his four scores have come on the advantage. Sophomore Michael Grande also had a big week, recording three assists in one game versus Middlebury. Grande is tied for third in the NESCAC in defenseman scoring (0.67 ppg). 

- Rookie Jonah Capriotti and junior Tedy Loughborough are first and fourth, respectively, in the NESCAC in goals against average for goalies. Capriotti is allowing just 1.24 goals allowed per game while Loughborough checks in at 2.21 goals allowed per game. Capriotti also leads the conference in save percentage (.953) after posting his second shutout of the winter versus Middlebury.

- Trinity held steady at No. 10 in the country in the D3Hockey.com poll and jumped from No. 12 to No. 10 in the USCHO Poll.  Williams is the only other NESCAC school in either poll, appearing at No. 15 in the D3Hockey.com rankings.