- 10/19/2019 – Merrimack – “Home.”
Merrimack is a non-conference opponent so Pucks and Probabilities isn’t being used.
Logan Drackett and the men’s team put on an impressive showing against two nationally ranked opponents last week (beating Bowling Green and losing to Ohio State) in the Ice Breaker Tournament.
Merrimack, on the other hand got absolutely stomped by Wisconsin (15) 11-5 at home before beating Holy Cross 3-1 in the odd Thursday night game this week.
As I said at the start of the season RIT would need Drackett to continue playing well and would need early contributions from their freshmen forwards. So far both of these have happened and RIT has enjoyed some early success in part because of it.
The men’s team will need the same performance to beat a Merrimack team that is looking to continue their rebound after a number of early season defeats.
- 10/18/2019 – Mercyhurst – Away
- 10/19/2019 – Mercyhurst – Away
Pucks and Probabilities has Mercyhurst at a 72% chance to win heading into Friday night’s game.
Starting conference play without a win on the year isn’t ideal, but it is a perfect time for the team to step up and earn points where it matters – the conference standings.
Despite not winning a game so far, the women’s team has had some early successes – the goaltending of Terra Lanteigne and the involvement of freshmen skaters in all facets of the game.
Pucks and Probabilities has Mercyhurst at a 72% chance of winning. The numbers don’t look good, but the games this weekend should at least be competitive.