Men's Ice Hockey

January 10, 2012

Men's Ice Hockey Returns to Home Action Tomorrow at 7:30

2011-12 Southern New Hampshire University Ice Hockey
Saint Michael's College (2-6-2, 0-1-1 NE-10) vs. Southern New Hampshire University (1-12-1, 0-3-0 NE-10)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

THE MATCHUP: The Penmen return to the Ice Den and Northeast-10 Conference play when they host Saint Michael's College at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

MEDIA: Live stats will be available for tomorrow's contest.

THE PENMEN: The Penmen returned to action at the 47th Annual Codfish Bowl hosted by UMass Boston on Friday and Saturday....the hosts defeated the Penmen 9-0 on Friday, the Penmen also fell to Johnson & Wales 7-0 on Saturday...John Humphrey leads SNHU in points this season with nine from six goals and three assists...Charles Wisniewski has totaled a team-second best of five goals and has added one assist for six points...Tyler Pascucci has added four goals this season along with two assists for six points...Dane Caracino has also scored three times this season and has added three assists for six points...freshman TJ Bond leads the team in assists with five and has also scored twice this season for seven points...goaltender Tyler Holske has totaled 371 saves over 13 appearances and owns a team-best .871 save percentage...fellow goaltender Max Paluszynski saw a majority of the minutes in net during the Codfish Bowl and has totaled 87 saves in five appearances. 

THE PURPLE KNIGHTS: Saint Michael's has been idle hosting a holiday tournament on December 30 and 31...the Purple Knights defeated Salve Regina 5-4 in overtime on the 30th before tying Becker 3-3 on New Year's Eve...Justin Castagna led the Purple Knights with a goal and an assist against Becker...A.J. Pieprzak leads Saint Michael's in goals this season with five, while adding three assists for eight points...Josh Geary has totaled three goals and a team-best six assists to lead the Purple Knights in points with nine...Brady Earle has contributed four goals and four assists for eight points this season...Castagna and Petr Soustal have both added five points on the season from three goals, two assists and two goals, three assists, respectively...Sam Torney has dished out five assists for the Purple Knights...Mike Dizgun has seen a majority of the minutes in action and has totaled 279 saves in nine appearances...he owns a team-best .88 save percentage.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Penmen are 19-33-3 all-time against the Purple Knights...the teams met twice last season, with the Purple Knights posting a 9-2 win against the Penmen in the regular season before ousting SNHU in postseason play by a score of 5-3...the last time SNHU defeated Saint Michael's was on March 1, 2005 in the semifinal round of the Northeast-10 Conference tournament.