No Mercy for the Lakers
Saturday night, RPI beat the Mercyhurst Lakers 5-0 at Houston Field House. Freshman Nathan Marsters made 22 saves en route to the shutout.
For those of you who don't know, Mercyhurst is a college in Erie, PA that is a member of the MAAC Conference. They recently moved up from Division III, as did many of the MAAC Conference teams. This was the first meeting between Rensselaer and Mercyhurst.
As one of the better teams in the ECAC, the Engineers should defeat teams in the MAAC fairly easily. The Times-Union article about this game made that clear by quoting Coach Dan Fridgen: "They were coming in here trying to steal a victory and, you know, this is our building. We don't take kindly to strangers coming in trying to steal games from us."