The University of Delaware D1 Men’s Hockey Team got a second chance this season to match up against the Syracuse Orange. Although the games were originally set up as a weekend series, due to inclement weather, Saturday’s game was canceled.
Friday evening’s game ended in an unfortunate loss for the Blue Hens. While the first period was a strong battle as both teams tried to score the first goal, the team lost control of the game in the second period and were unable to bring it back. Syracuse scored four goals in the second period and two goals in the third, generating a final score of 6-0, a shut-out for Syracuse goalie, Jake Kahler.
When asked about the game, captain Mike Zidansek commented, “On Friday, we came out strong in the first period and held our own. The game broke down in the second when we started taking penalties. Spending a whole period on the kill took us out of the game.”
Next weekend, the team will be traveling up to South Kingston, Rhode Island to face the University of Rhode Island Rams both Friday, January 25th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 26th at 4:00 pm. When asked how the team is going to prepare for the upcoming games, Harrison Chuma informed us, “There has to be more mental discipline carried into our games — there will always be factors going against us, whether it’s referees or bounces or something else. We are going to work on being much better at responding to adversity.”
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Written by: DF