Monday, November 05, 2012

Blow Out City

Yeesh, that was an ugly weekend eh? Union outscored the lads 11-5 (9 to 2 alone in the second period). Union went 5 for 13 on the powerplay, RPI 1 for 10. You could say that was the difference between the 2 teams but unfortunately it just seems that Union got out ahead in the first, stepped on the gas in the second and just cruised to an easy weekend.

This team is young so will be the scoring and the defense. That being said, the goaltending is not "young" and despite the youth on this team, they should be playing better against the top rival.

I don't know what it is about SA's teams. They start off the season so....middling. This year I thought, well going up against top national teams a 1-1-2 record was awesome and bodes well for the ECAC. Well its clear that Union has stepped it up above the usual ECAC hockey and is playing like an elite national team. RPI, not so much.

Of course, I think the talent is there for RPI. SA is a great recruiter and it will take a bit for all of the pieces to gel together but to be blown out by Union just hurts for this Ripppeee fan.

The boys look to get healthy against the Ivys this weekend (preview coming on Friday) which I hope they do in a hurry. As always, go RED!

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