The Blue Hens unfortunately were not able to play the West Chester Golden Rams last weekend Due to the Snowstorm! The home game against West Chester will be rescheduled for February 10th. This upcoming weekend, January 30th and 31st the Hens will be taking on the Liberty Flames. We played Liberty back in November and split the weekend. On Saturday we came out with a (4-2) win, but on Friday fell short with a (2-6) loss. The key players that we should keep on eye on this weekend are Devon Docksteader (45), Robert Ward (27), and Danny Logan (26)
The last played games the Hens had were against Stony Brook and Lebanon Valley College. We came out again came out ready to play and continued a strong fight but were not able to deliver the win on Saturday and Sunday. They lost Saturday (3-0) and Sunday (6-4). On Friday and the Hens were able to come out strong and defeat them (3-1). The team saw goals that weekend from John Redgate, Max Freeman, Mike Ziddansek, Dan Going, and Corey Leskanic who scored his first Blue Hen goal of the season.
The Hens will need to take advantage of their speed and every opportunity in front of the net that they get. Hopefully this weekend against a team we have beaten before, the lack luster power play will start to click and become a key factor in their success which has to begin with clean passes, and to continue our success on penalty kills and defense. As of now, the Blue Hen point leaders are John Redgate (30), Cole Zuker (28), and Leo Skehan (24)
The player to watch this weekend is Alex Guerere. Alex is a key player to our defensive line and was a crucial factor in the defense this weekend making huge plays and saves for the Hens. He is a strong advantage to the Hens’ defensive line, and we can’t wait to see what he will bring to the ice this weekend!
This weekend we are also donating all proceeds from the games to the UD B+ positive foundation. In March the Blue Hen hockey team will be participating in the 12-hour dance marathon and will be lead by sophomore Dustin Rabinowitz. Dustin Stated when asked why he participated in the Udance, “I dance to help raise money to fight children cancer!” Join the hockey team to promote this amazing cause!
The B+ foundation honors the life of Andrew McDonough. He battled leukemia and sadly passed away at the age of 14. His family promotes his fight through cancer to continuously “be positive.” This foundation is about helping kids fight cancer, raising money through dance marathons, 5k’s, T-shirt Sales and more. They are here to provide financial and emotion support to families with children who are fighting their own battle nationwide. All proceeds will go to cancer research!
If you can’t make it to the Rust, be sure to keep up with the games through our Twitter page, @UDHockey, this weekend! We hope see everyone come out and support the Hens Friday night January 29th at 9pm, and Saturday night 5:15 January 3oth!
By: Kaitlin Greenstein