Stony Brook Weekend Preview

By: Kaitlin Greenstein

The Blue Hens would like to welcome new student intern Kaitlin Greenstein.

The Blue Hens played an exciting game this past week against the Drexel Dragons at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on November 23rd. The Hens pulled through with a 3-1 win! They had a lot of shots on goal and had good movement in front of the net, but were not able to put one in during the first period.  Drexel was awarded a power play with five minutes left in the first period, and was able to end with a 1-0 lead over Delaware.

        Throughout the second and third period the Blue Hens were able to pick up their momentum and dominate their offensive zone creating the opportunity to score three goals throughout the game. We saw goals from defenseman, Cameron Bregenzer, Shane Mullin, with an assist from John Redgate, and Cole Zucker! The team proved, once again, that they can come together and earn a win when they are behind in the game.

This upcoming weekend the Hens will be taking on the Stony Brook Seawolves away December 5th and 6th.  We have not faced them yet this season, but are ready for the challenge. The Seawolves are coming off a weekend sweep against the West Chester Rams.  They were able to come out successful with a 7-1 victory Friday night and a 7-5 victory on Saturday night. Some key players that the Hens should watch out for going into Friday night’s game are the Seawolves point leaders, JT Hall (36), Tyler Underhill (29), Andrew Cetola (24).

The team will need to take advantage of their speed and every opportunity in front of the net that they get. We need to continue our success on penalty kills and defense, and continue to make smart plays in front of the opposition’s net. Before the season started Matt Santucci stated, “Stony Brook is always good.” The competition will be intense, and the Blue Hens will have a tough battle ahead of them this weekend.

        The player to watch this weekend is defenseman, Cameron Bregenzer. He has been a key player for our defense the past couple of games. This weekend we saw our first goal from him to tie the game against Drexel. We hope to see him maintain the positive impact he makes, and keep his influence in our defensive zone.

Be sure to keep up to date with the game through our Twitter page, @UDHockey, this weekend! We also hope see everyone come out to their games on January 9th and 10th, which will be their first game back since November 20th at the Fred Rust Arena to watch the Blue Hens take on Colorado State University!