Friday, November 02, 2012

RPI Hockey Is BACK!

Whew, that was a long bye week wasn't it? Sure the lads went out to Minnesota but having a week without RPI hockey really left a big gaping hole in my hockey soul.

The Cherry and White are back in action and whoo dilly are they! 2 games against the dreaded Union and tonight is Black Friday nonetheless! My "dislike" of Union is well documented on this blog but for those new to the rivalry, well this is the big one. Say what you want to about Clarkson, Union is the rival we care about, which we measure ourselves against.

I personally can't wait for RPI to take it to em. While I think this might be another split weekend, I think RPI will come out guns a blazin tonight and get the W. So what if Union is ranked 10th in the country with a 3-1-1 record? That all goes out the window when playing your rival and I expect RPI and its young guns to step up to the challenge.

Saturday night is at Union and I expect the reverse outcome but still the lads to give Union all they have.

USCHO sees it a little differently but no matter what happens, Go Red, Go White!

USCHO's Take:

Union at RPI
Like Cornell and Colgate, these rivals and travel partners get started early, as this is the league opener for both. They’ll only meet once more in the regular season after this weekend, a non-conference matchup at the Times-Union Center in January. Neither can be too happy entering the series: Union settled for a 2-2 tie at Connecticut last Saturday, while RPI blew two third-period leads at Minnesota State two weeks ago. Union is looking for its ninth straight Capital Skates Trophy, awarded to the team that accumulates the most points in the season series. Union 3-2

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RPI at Union
This is the first home game for the Dutchmen since season-opening 4-1 loss to Merrimack on Oct. 6. I don’t see them starting 0-2 at Messa. Union 4-2

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