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Men's Hockey Only Gets One Point in Two Games Against Union

RPI Hockey fell to 11-14-4 (5-7-4 in the ECACHL) by losing and tying games against crosstown rival Union College this weekend. On Friday night, Scott Seney's key goal and assist spoiled Kevin Croxton's return to the Engineer lineup in an extremely tight 3-2 game in Schenectady. Croxton had been out for almost a month with an ankle injury and said as late as Thursday that he doubted he'd be able to play this weekend.

Keith MCWilliams and Jake Luthi each scored second period power play goals for Rensselaer. Freshman goalie Mattias Lange made 19 saves. This was, unfortunately, RPI's fourth consecutive loss. They've played their last five games on the road.

On Saturday night, Mattias Lange and Union goaltender Kris Mayotte put on a show at the Field House. They stopped 57 of 59 shots and kept the game scoreless until five minutes into the third period. The game ended in a 1-1 tie after a five minute overtime.

Andrew Lord scored the Engineers only goal on a two-on-one about five minutes into the third period. Lane Caffaro scored about two and a half minutes later on a one-time that snuck through Lange's five hole.

RPI is now tied with Yale in seventh place. These two teams will face each other on Friday night. Saturday, Brown University will face Rensselaer in the 29th annual Big Red Freakout.


Was up at the Field House last weekend for the first time in 25 years. A lot of fun. Many new cheers since I was there. All of them used the word "sucks". "Union Sucks". "1 minute left and Clarkson still sucks". And my favorite:

ANNOUNCER: "Number 20, John Smith"
ANNOUNCER: "2 Minute Penalty for"
ANNOUNCER: "Tripping"

Disclaimer: Author disavows any negative connotations implied by the use of the acronym "sucks" which I'm sure stands for "Superior Unimaginably Creative KS".

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