Happy 2018! The Hens are back and ready to take on the University of Rhode Island on home ice. Games will be played Friday at 6:15 and Saturday at 5:25 at the Fred Rust.
The last time these to rivals matched up the teams split the series. The Hens suffered the loss during the first game of the weekend. The Rams scored three back to back goals in the second, and Delaware just couldn’t catch up. The final score was 4-1, with a UD goal scored by Brian Ostrander. The second game of the series the Hens came out on top with a 3-1 victory. The goals were scored by Ostrander, Mike Zidansek, and Shane Mullin. They exited the first period down by 1, but during the second they found their mojo and played some good ole Delaware hockey.
This weekend the Hens are looking to come out with a sweep. The last series the played was on the road in Ohio. While they lost both games, the Hens played some of the best hockey so far this season. They are looking to continue that momentum into this first series back.
The last series for URI was against Syracuse, and it resulted in a split. The Hens know the Rams’ game. They know what they need to do to come out on top. After a long lasting rivalry, the Hens are ready to take on Rhode Island.
Player to watch for the weekend is goalie, Stephen East! In between the pipes, East has made 559 saves so far this season and his save percentage is .893. Stephen has kept the teams in important games, and has made some crucial saves during critical times. He has been with the team for the past three seasons, and has been a key part of the team’s successes this season.
On Friday night, the team will be collecting canned goods to donate to the food pantry! Be sure to start 2018 off the right way, and bring those canned foods to the Rust. The Hens are excited to be back on the ice, and look forward to seeing all their fans back at the rink. Follow the team on all their social media pages for updates on all things Delaware Hockey!
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Written By: Analisa Vizzoni