Three games on tap for today. Five of the six teams that are playing hail from New York. The other team is from Colorado.
You can find today’s Big Board directly below. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game.
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CORNELL -460 (-5)
Air Force +400
ALBANY -1400 (-7.5)
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Games To Watch
- Siena @ Binghamton (4 PM): After winning their first two games of 2018, the Saints have dropped their last four, including one-goal losses in their last two to MAAC opponents. Chris Robertson is leading the Saints with a team-high 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points. As for Binghamton, they still have one win on the year and have lost to UMass Lowell and Binghamton in their last two America East matchups. A win could maybe jumpstart a team that’s been lagging since the start of the season.
- Air Force @ Cornell (5 PM): This will be the second time the two teams have ever met, with the first coming in 1968 (Cornell won 9-6). We know about Air Force’s difficult road this season, but they’re 3-6 and 1-1 in the SoCon thus far. Nick Hruby is their leading scorer with 19 goals and 21 points, with Trey Lervick and Jack Flynn also recording double-digit season point totals. Freshman goalie Braden Host will look to help the Falcons bounce back after a nine save performance Saturday against Mercer. He has a tough task to stop Jeff Teat and company. The Big Red scored 12 times in the second half of their win over Penn, and Teat had 10 points in the win. A Cornell win would be the program’s 750th all-time.
- Hobart @ Canisius (7 PM): In the other New York vs. New York matchup, the Statesmen visit Buffalo and the Golden Griffins. The Statesmen have won 17 out of 18 all-time meetings against the Golden Griffins. Despite a career-high 18 save performance from Sam Lucchesi Saturday against St. Joe’s, Hobart fell to the Hawks by a goal. Chris Aslanian, Eric Holden, and freshman Ryan Archer will look for big performances tonight against a Canisius team that also has a good offense, spearheaded by the efforts from Connor Kearnan, Carter Stefaniak, and Steven Coss. Also of note, tonight is Tim Horton’s night with free Timbits, coffee and hot chocolate being sold to everyone at the game. That’s a really good deal.
Game notes and previews for each team playing today:
The SoCon released their weekly honors:
- Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Robinson (High Point)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Hunter Sells (Jacksonville)
Make sure you check out today’s Prospectus for the rest of the conference honors (besides the Big Ten).
Marisa’s got a great profile of Colgate Raiders player Danny Healy in the Newburyport News:
Healy became a starter as a sophomore, where he opened up on the field for 15 contests. The defender picked up six ground balls and assisted on one goal last season.
Playing defense also isn’t Healy’s first position, so that’s been an adjustment in its own right. But, on such an offensively talented team such as Colgate, averaging nearly 20 goals per game, Healy has started to find his role.
“My junior year, I’m starting to get playing time,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot about how I’m going to play here.”
Those adjustments have been a part of Healy’s career dating back to high school, when he originally switched to playing with a long pole instead of the offensive end of the field.
Ultimately, it created even more opportunity for him, and he caught the eye of Colgate.
“I was a late bloomer,” he said. “I was on offense and switched over to defense. My junior year, coach reached out to me and said he was interested. To be honest I had no idea, I thought I would be Division 3.”
Song of the Day
Games start at 4! I’ll see you out there!