Four Good Reasons to See RPI Play Hockey This Weekend
This morning, Henry Scheuer submitted some little known facts about the RPI Men's Hockey Team:
This weekend dear ol' RPI will be playing Princeton and Yale at their respective venues in Princeton, NJ and New Haven, CT.
In an effort to make the hockey attendance experience more meaningful for all, I feel that the following statistics (courtesy of The Sports Network via COMTEX and accessed on my BLOOMBERG) highlights the team's strengths (on a national level!!!):
- # 7 in Scoring Defense with a 2.31 goals against average (BC is #2 1.75; Cornell is #3 1.81; Brown #4 1.85; Colgate #5 2.19).
- # 16 in Scoring Margin with a 0.63 advantage (BC is #2 1.91; Maine #3 1.84; Colgate #7 0.94; UNH #8 0.91; Brown & Cornell tied for # 11 0.74).
- #13 in Power Play Percentage with 20.0% (39 out of 195). (UNH #3 22.9%; Dartmouth #5 21.3%; Providence #6 20.8%, Colgate #7 20.6%; Mercyhurst (!!!) #9 20.5%; Brown #11 20.3%;Mass-Lowell #12 20.3%).
- # 12 Penalty Killing Percentage with 86% (22 goals scored against The Red Machine in 157 opportunities) (I'll spare you the details....getting bored with this blur of numbers.......).
In summary, watch RPI's defense and their special teams (power plays and penalty killing) and above all.......ENJOY THE GAME.
RPI at Princeton, 7:00pm on Friday. RPI at Yale, 7:00pm on Saturday. Hope to see you there.