Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

Men's Hockey Weekly Preview

This Week: The Trinity College men's hockey team enters the week with a 12-3-5 record after posting a 2-0 week with a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) wins, over Williams and Middlebury, respectively. The Bantams, ranked No. 11 in the nation, return to the ice with a pair of home games this weekend. Trinity hosts Colby on Friday night before facing Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon. 

Match-ups:
Trinity (12-3-5) v. Colby (8-8-4)
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Williams Rink at the Koeppel Community Center
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (12-3-5) v. Bowdoin (6-12-2)
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Williams Rink at the Koeppel Community Center
Hartford, Connecticut
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History versus Colby: Trinity holds a 22-14-2 advantage over the Mules, dating back to the first-ever game played during the winter of 1984-85.

Last time out against the Mules: Trinity edged out Colby earlier this season in Waterville, 2-1. 

History versus Bowdoin: Trinity is 16-22-2 against the Polar Bears since the 1990-91 season. 

Last time out against the Polar Bears: The Bantams took it to the Polar Bears a couple weeks ago, coming away with a 5-1 victory in Brunswick.

Game Notes:

- The Bantams are tied for the NESCAC lead in penalty kill percentage (.894, 9th in nation) and lead the way in power play percentage (.263, 6th in nation).  Trinity also boasts the second-best scoring defense in the NESCAC (5th in nation), allowing just 1.70 goals per contest, and the second scoring offense, averaging 3.35 goals per game. The team is also 13th in the country in scoring margin, outscoring its opponents by 1.65 goals per contest.

- Rookie Lucas Michaud leads the squad and ranks ninth in the NESCAC with 18 points. Michaud has scored nine goals (T7th in NESCAC) and recorded nine assists so far. Sophomores Michael Grande and Dylan Healey each have 15 points this season (T13th in NESCAC) while Healey's ten assists are tied for second-most on the team and seventh in the conference. Classmate Timothy Weinstein is also tied with Healey with ten assists after recording two versus Williams.  

- Junior Liam Feeney is tied for second in the conference in assists (12) and is tied for first in the league in power play points (0.45 ppg). Grande also appears in the top-ten in power play scoring (0.35 ppg) and leads the league in defenseman scoring (0.75 ppg), while rookie Taggart Corriveau is tied for second in the NESCAC with four power play goals. Junior Andy Chugg, Michaud and Healey are tied for fourth with three while Michaud is also first in the NESCAC in scoring among rookies (0.90 ppg). 

- Senior captain Ryan Pfeffer is tied for second on the team lead with eight goals (T10th in NESCAC) and has three assists for 11 points on the year. Pfeffer is tied for fourth in the conference in power play goals (3) while Grande is tied for the league-lead with two short-handed goals.

- Rookie Jonah Capriotti ranks second in the conference and fourth in the nation in GAA, allowing just 1.44 goals per game. He is also second in the conference with a .940 save percentage which is sixth-best in the country. Junior netminder Tedy Loughborough is fourth in the NESCAC with a 1.85 GAA and is also fourth in the conference with a .929 save percentage. Loughborough also has the second highest winning percentage in the conference after earning his seventh victory between the pipes last weekend. 

- Trinity checks in at No. 11 in the country in the D3Hockey.com poll and No. 12 in the USCHO Poll. Williams and Wesleyan are the other two NESCAC representatives in both polls.