Hockey Splits Weekend, Beating Harvard, Losing to Brown
This past weekend, the mens' hockey team visited Harvard and posted a decisive 5-1 victory. According to the USCHO article, "Rensselaer held an edge in every facet of the game, going 2-for-3 in their power-play chances, playing superb defense, and receiving an excellent game from sophomore goaltender Nathan Marsters, who is now 7-1-2 in his last ten games after hovering around the .500 mark through the first half of the season."
Jim Henkel scored two goals and provided an assist to lead RPI to victory. Nolan Graham, Marc Cavosie, and Matt Murley also scored. Nathan Marsters made 32 saves. Harvard's goaltenders had a tough night, stopping only 15 of 19 RPI shots against them.
Saturday night, Brown edged RPI 2-1 in Providence. Matt Murley was the only goal scorer for the Engineers, notching his goal with just under four minutes remaining in the third period. Nathan Marsters made 21 saves in this defensive battle.
This coming weekend, RPI plays its final ECAC regular season games of the year against Cornell and Colgate at Houston Field House. These games will be of critical importance since RPI has fallen back to seventh place in the ECAC, but could still get home ice for the first round of the playoffs under the right circumstances.