2012-13

April 2, 2013
Former Pioneer Matt Gingera Named SPHL Rookie of the Year
Former Sacred Heart men’s hockey player Matt Gingera was named the Easton Rookie of the Year for the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday, as voted on by the league’s coaches, general managers, and media representatives.

March 22, 2013
Eric Delong Signs Amateur Tryout With Elmira Jackals of ECHL
Sacred Heart men’s hockey senior forward Eric Delong (Oakville, Man.) has signed an amateur tryout with the Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League, the team announced on Friday.

March 19, 2013
Eric Delong Named Third-Team All-Conference by Atlantic Hockey
Senior forward Eric Delong (Oakville, Man.) was named Third Team All-Conference by the Atlantic Hockey Association on Tuesday. Delong led the Pioneers with 13 goals, 19 assists, and 32 points in the 2012-13 season.

March 9, 2013
Sacred Heart Swept in Atlantic Hockey Playoffs by Robert Morris, Lose Saturday Night 6-1
For the second night in a row, the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team fell victim to a three-goal Robert Morris second period, losing to the Colonials 6-1 at 84 Lumber Arena on Saturday night. Robert Morris swept the first round Atlantic Hockey tournament series and moves on to the quarterfinals.

March 8, 2013
Sacred Heart Opens Atlantic Hockey Tournament With First Round Series At Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart men's hockey team opens the first round of the Atlantic Hockey tournament with a best-of-3 series at fifth-seeded Robert Morris Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

March 8, 2013
Pioneers Drop Game One Of AHA Playoff Series At Robert Morris 4-1
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team could not overcome a three-goal first period deficit to the Robert Morris Colonials Friday night at 84 Lumber Arena, losing 4-1 in the first game of the best-of-three first round Atlantic Hockey Tournament series.

March 2, 2013
Men’s Hockey Loses 4-0 To UConn On Senior Day
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to the Connecticut Huskies at Webster Bank Arena. Prior to the game, the Sacred Heart Department of Athletics honored the nine seniors on the 2012-13 squad for Senior Day.

March 1, 2013
Men's Hockey Wraps Up Regular Season With Series Against Connecticut
After having its three-game unbeaten streak snapped Monday night, the Sacred Heart men's hockey team wraps up the regular season with a home-and-home series against the UConn Huskies.

March 1, 2013
Sacred Heart Rallies For 4-4 Tie at Connecticut
Trailing 4-2 early in the third period, the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team rallied for a 4-4 overtime tie against the Connecticut Huskies at Freitas Ice Forum Friday night. Senior captain Eric Delong (Oakville, Man.) notched the game-tying goal shorthanded with 2:20 remaining in the game.

February 25, 2013
Eric Delong and Ben Ketchum Named To Atlantic Hockey Weekly Honor Roll
Sacred Heart men’s hockey seniors Eric Delong (Oakville, Man.) and Ben Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) were named to Atlantic Hockey’s Weekly Honor Roll on Monday for their efforts in leading the Pioneers to a 2-0-1 record last week.

February 25, 2013
Sacred Heart’s Unbeaten Streak Snapped at Holy Cross Monday Night
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team saw its three-game unbeaten streak get snapped at the Hart Center Monday night, falling to Holy Cross 4-2.

February 23, 2013
SHU Extends Unbeaten Streak To Three Games, Beats Bentley 3-1
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to three games Saturday night, beating the Bentley Falcons 3-1 at the Milford Ice Pavilion. The Pioneers took three points out of a possible four against the Falcons this weekend.

February 22, 2013
Men's Hockey To Take On Bentley In Weekend Series Beginning Friday Night
After earning its first win of the season Tuesday night, the Sacred Heart (1-26-2, 1-19-2 Atlantic Hockey) men's hockey team opens a weekend series with the Bentley Falcons (12-15-2, 10-11-2) Friday night at Ryan Arena.

February 22, 2013
Pioneers Score Six Goals, Play Bentley To 6-6 Tie
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team needed a late goal from Jared Eng (North Vancouver, B.C.) to salvage a 6-6 tie against the Bentley Falcons at Ryan Arena Friday night. The Pioneers led 5-1 early in the third period only to see the Falcons score five unanswered goals.

February 19, 2013
Pioneers Host Holy Cross Tuesday Night at Milford Ice Pavilion
Sacred Heart starts its rescheduled series with Holy Cross Tuesday night at Milford Ice Pavilion. The two teams will meet at the Hart Center next Monday at 7 p.m.

February 19, 2013
Pioneers Take Down Holy Cross 7-3 For First Win of the Season
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team broke a 3-3 tie with four unanswered goals to win its first game of the season Tuesday night, defeating the Holy Cross Crusaders 7-3 at the Milford Ice Pavilion. Ben Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) and Chad Filteau (Regina, Sask.) each had two goals in the victory.

February 16, 2013
Sacred Heart Drops 9-1 Game to AIC
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team dropped the second game of its weekend series with the American International Yellow Jackets 9-1 at Milford Ice Pavilion. Senior captain Eric Delong (Oakville, MB) tallied the lone Pioneers goal on the power play with assists from Ben Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) and Brian Sheehan (St. Louis, Mo.).

February 15, 2013
Sacred Heart Returns To The Ice Against AIC Friday Night
After winter storm Nemo postponed Sacred Heart’s series with Holy Cross last weekend, the Pioneers open up a home-and-home series with American International Friday night in West Springfield, Mass. The two teams will face each other at Milford Ice Pavilion Saturday night.

February 15, 2013
Pioneers Blanked at AIC 4-0
Taking the ice for the first time in almost two weeks, the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team fell 4-0 Friday night to the American International Yellow Jackets at the Olympia Ice Center. The game opened a home-and-home weekend series between the Pioneers and AIC.

February 12, 2013
Tuesday Night's Sacred Heart-Holy Cross Hockey Game Rescheduled For February 26th
Due to heavy snow in the northeast, Tuesday night's men's hockey game between Sacred Heart and Holy Cross has been rescheduled.

February 9, 2013
SHU Opens Series Against Holy Cross Saturday Night At Milford Ice Pavilion
The Sacred Heart men's hockey team will open up a home-and-home series with Holy Cross Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Milford Ice Pavilion. The two teams will then meet in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday afternoon.

February 9, 2013
Sacred Heart-Holy Cross Men's Hockey Series Rescheduled
The Sacred Heart men's hockey series with Holy Cross has been rescheduled due to heavy snow in the Northeast this weekend.

February 7, 2013
Men’s Hockey Game At Holy Cross Rescheduled For Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m.
Due to the threat of inclement weather heading to the northeast on Friday, the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team’s game at Holy Cross scheduled for Friday, February 8 has been rescheduled.

February 7, 2013
Men’s Hockey Alumni Game and Reception To Be Held On February 16th
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey alumni game will be held on February 16th at the Milford Ice Pavilion, with a reception to follow.

February 2, 2013
Delong, Ketchum, and Eng Each Tally Two Points as Men’s Hockey Falls at Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team was within one goal of the Robert Morris Colonials heading into the third period at 84 Lumber Arena Saturday night, but could not pull even as the Colonials defeated the Pioneers 7-4 to sweep the weekend series.

February 1, 2013
Pioneers Drop Series Opener at Robert Morris 6-3
A late second period goal by the Robert Morris Colonials proved to be the difference Friday night at 84 Lumber Arena, as the Colonials defeated the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team 6-3. Senior captain Eric Delong (Oakville, MB) had a goal and two assists for the Pioneers.

January 31, 2013
Men's Hockey Opens Weekend Series at Robert Morris Friday Night
The Sacred Heart men's hockey team continues their four-game road swing this weekend with a two-game series at Robert Morris. The Pioneers are looking for their first win of the season after losing 5-2 at Princeton last Sunday.

January 29, 2013
Men’s Hockey Adds Coltyn Hansen For 2013-14 Season
Sacred Heart men’s hockey head coach C.J. Marottolo announced on Tuesday that Coltyn Hansen has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Pioneers beginning in the 2013-14 season.

January 27, 2013
Men's Hockey Wraps Up Non-Conference Slate at Princeton Sunday
The Sacred Heart men's hockey team will play their final non-conference game of the season Sunday afternoon, travelling to Princeton. The Pioneers look to snap their 12-game losing streak, which started on Nov. 23 with a 4-3 loss to the Tigers at Webster Bank Arena.

January 27, 2013
Pioneers’ Third Period Comeback Falls Short at Princeton
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team scored two early third period goals to get within two of Princeton Sunday at Hobey Baker Rink, but could not come all the way back as the Tigers won 5-2.

January 20, 2013
Pioneers Set for Two Game Homestand Against Air Force
Fairfield, CT (January 19, 2013) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers are back at home this weekend for a two-game Atlantic Hockey Association series against the Air Force Falcons. The Pioneers are looking to tack onto their two points in the AHA, and are still looking for their first win of the season. SHU is the only team in Division I without a victory. Air Force currently sits tied for sixth place in the AHA with 13 conference points.

January 20, 2013
Jared Eng Tallies Three Points as Air Force Defeats Sacred Heart 6-3 On Sunday
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team scored two power-play goals Sunday afternoon, but a four-goal second period by Air Force powered the Falcons to a 6-3 win over the Pioneers on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena. Sophomore defenseman Jared Eng scored his first goal of the season and had three points in the game for Sacred Heart.

January 19, 2013
Sacred Heart Drops 5-2 Contest To Air Force
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Two second period goals by Air Force proved to be the difference as the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team was defeated by the Falcons 5-2 at Webster Bank Arena Saturday afternoon.

January 12, 2013
Pioneers Doubled Up by Canisius, 6-3
Bridgeport, CT – The Sacred Heart men’s hockey dropped their tenth straight Saturday night, falling to Canisius, 6-3. The Pioneers fall to 0-19-2 on the season, while the Golden Griffs improve to 8-9-5.

January 11, 2013
Pioneers Return Home for Two-Game Series Against Canisius
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart Pioneers return home for a two-game Atlantic Hockey Association showdown with the Canisius Golden Griffins. The Pioneers are looking to tack onto their two points in the AHA, and are still looking for their first win of the season. SHU is the only team in Division I without a victory. Canisisus currently sits in fifth place in the AHA, looking to add to their 12 conference points.

January 11, 2013
Pioneers Fall to Canisius 5-1
Milford, CT – The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team fell to the Canisius Golden Griffins Friday night by the score of 5-1. After scoring the first goal of the game, the Pioneers let up five unanswered to fall to conference for Canisius. The Pioneers fall to 0-18-2 on the season, while Canisius improves to 7-9-5 on the season.

January 5, 2013
Sacred Heart Buried by Colgate, 9-0
Hamilton, NY – The Colgate Raiders (11-7-2) got an early goal from Sophomore Joe Wilson Saturday night and never looked back, burying Sacred Heart(0-17-2) by a score of 9-0.

January 4, 2013
Men's Hockey Travels to Colgate for a Two Game Series
Hamilton, NY (January 4, 2013)- The Sacred Heart Pioneers are on the road again, traveling to Colgate College for a non-conference game against the Raiders. The Pioneers are looking for their first win of the season, while the Engineers are looking for their fourth straight win.

January 4, 2013
Men's Hockey Dropped by Colgate, 6-2
Hamilton, NY (January 4, 2013) – The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team was defeated by the Colgate Raiders on Friday night, 6-2, in the first game of a two game series this weekend in upstate New York. The Pioneers fall to 0-16-2 on the season, while the Raiders improve to 10-7-2.

December 31, 2012
Pioneers to Travel to RPI for a New Years Eve Matinee
(Troy, NY) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers travel to RPI to take on the Engineers in a non-conference New Years’ Eve matinee.

December 31, 2012
Pioneers finish 2012 with a 6-2 Loss to RPI
Troy, NY – The Pioneers end 2012 with a tough 6-2 lost at RPI. The Pioneers fall to 0-15-2 on the season, while the Engineers improve to 6-7-4 on the season.

December 8, 2012
Men's Hockey Falls 5-2 at RIT; Delong Records 100th Career Point
(Rochester, NY) – Eric Delong (Oakville, MB) recorded his 100th career point, but the Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team fell 5-2 to the RIT Tigers Saturday night at Ritter Arena.

December 7, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses 5-3 at RIT
(Rochester, NY) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team lost 5-3 to the RIT Tigers Friday night at Ritter Arena.

December 7, 2012
Men's Hockey Set to Take on RIT in Two-Game Weekend Series
(Rochester, NY) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers travel to RIT to take on the Tigers in a two-game conference series with four AHA points on the line.

December 1, 2012
Men's Hockey Falls to Niagara 5-2
(Niagara, NY) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team lost 5-2 to the #20 Niagara Purple Eagles Saturday night at Dwyer Arena.

November 30, 2012
Men's Hockey Sputters in Third Period, Falls to Niagara 5-3
(Niagara, NY) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team fell to the Niagara Purple Eagles, who remained undefeated in Atlantic Hockey Association behind two third-period goals en route to a 5-3 win Friday night.

November 30, 2012
Men's Hockey Travels to Niagara to Take On First-Place Purple Eagles
(Niagara, NY) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers travel to Niagara to take on the AHA’s first-place team, the Niagara Purple Eagles, for a two-game series

November 23, 2012
Men's Hockey Hosts Princeton In Friday Afternoon Holiday Matinee
(Bridgeport, CT) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers host the Princeton Tigers in non-conference action Friday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.

November 23, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses 4-3 to Princeton; Ammon Scores All Four Goals for Tigers
(Bridgeport, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team saw a 3-1 second-period lead slip away, as Andrew Ammon struck for all four of his team’s goals in a 4-3 comeback win for the Princeton Tigers over the Pioneers Friday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.

November 17, 2012
Pioneers Skate to 2-2 Tie with AIC
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team carried a 2-0 lead in the third period against American International but the Yellow Jackets stung the Pioneers with two of their own in the final stanza to force overtime and a tie in Atlantic Hockey action at the Webster Bank Arena.

November 16, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses Close One at Army 3-2
(West Point, NY) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team once again battled to the end, only to fall by one in a 3-2 loss at Army Friday night at Tate Rink.

November 16, 2012
Men's Hockey Back in Weekend Action Against Army and AIC
The Sacred Heart Pioneers travel to Army on Friday night at 7:05, then host AIC at Webster Bank Arena at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

November 11, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses 5-3 at UConn
(Storrs, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team’s comeback bid fell shirt, scoring the final three goals of the game in a 5-3 on the road against the UConn Huskies Friday night.

November 11, 2012
Men's Hockey Falls 6-3 to Holy Cross
(Bridgeport, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team gave up four second-period goals en route to a 6-3 loss to Holy Cross at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.

November 9, 2012
Sacred Heart Men's Hockey Takes on UConn and Holy Cross This Weekend
The Sacred Heart Pioneers host travel UConn to take on the Huskies Friday night at 7:05 pm, then host Holy Cross at Webster Bank Arena Sunday afternoon at 12:00 pm with four conference points on the line

November 3, 2012
Men's Hockey Falls Short 3-1 Against Mercyhurst
(Bridgeport, CT) – The Sacred Men’s Hockey team ran in to a goalie in the zone, as Mercyhurst netminder Jordan Tibbett stopped all 20 third-period shots for a game-total of 39 saves in a 3-1 win for the Lakers over the Pioneers at Webster Bank Arena.

November 2, 2012
Men's Hockey Hosts Mercyhurst for Two Games
The Sacred Heart Pioneers host the Mercyhurst Lakers in two games this weekend. Because of power failure at the Milford Ice Pavilion in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, SHU hosts Mercyhurst at the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, CT Friday, November 2 at 7:05 pm and at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT Saturday, November 3 at 4:00 pm. Admission for Saturday’s hockey doubleheader, including the Bridgeport Sound Tiger’s game against Hershey at 7:00 pm, is free of charge. The Sound Tigers and Sacred Heart Athletic Department made the announcement in the wake of the impact on Southern Connecticut from this week's storm.

November 2, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses 3-0 to Mercyhurst
(Northford, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team lost 3-0 Friday night to the Mercyhurst Lakers at the Northford Ice Pavilion.

October 31, 2012
Men's Hockey Moves Game Friday, November 2 to Northford Ice Pavilion
(Fairfield, CT) – The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics has issued the following update regarding a schedule change for Men’s Hockey this weekend against Mercyhurst due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Sacred Heart will now host Mercyhurst at the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, CT on Friday, November 2 at 7:05 pm due to no power at the Milford Ice Pavilion in Milford, CT. The game on Saturday, November 3 at 4:00 pm remains at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

October 27, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses 6-3 to Penn State
(Milford, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team lost 6-3 Saturday night to the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Milford Ice Pavilion.

October 27, 2012
Men's Hockey Hosts Penn State Saturday Night at the Milford Ice Pavilion
The Sacred Heart Pioneers host the newest team in NCAA Division I College Hockey - the Penn State Nittany Lions - which plays as an independent program this year before joining the new Big 10 Hockey Conference for its inaugural season next year.

October 20, 2012
Men's Hockey Settles for 4-4 Tie with Army
(Milford, CT) – Joe Kozlak scored a game-tying goal with 33 seconds left in regulation for the Army Black Knights, forcing the Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team to settle for a 4-4 tie Saturday night in the home opener at the Milford Ice Pavilion.

October 19, 2012
Third Period Does In Men's Hockey Team in 5-2 Loss at Army
(West Point, NY) – The Army Black Knights scored 29 seconds into the game and three unanswered third period goals, downing the Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team 5-2 Friday night at Tate Rink.

October 19, 2012
Men's Hockey Faces Off with Army in Home-and Home AHA Series this Weekend
The Sacred Heart Pioneers have four conference points on the line this weekend in a home-and-home weekend series with the Army Black Knights. Saturday night will be SHU Hockey's Home Opener at the Milford Ice Pavilion.

October 16, 2012
Men's Hockey Faces Off at Bentley Tuesday Night in Atlantic Hockey Opener
The Sacred Heart Pioneers begin conference play of their 20th season against the Bentley Falcons Tuesday night at the John A. Ryan Arena. The 2012-13 season also commemorates the 10th season for the Atlantic Hockey Association, which SHU has been a member of since its inception in the 2003-04 season.

October 16, 2012
Men's Hockey Team Downed 7-1 at Bentley
(Watertown, MA) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team surrendered four second period goals, as the Bentley Falcons downed the Pioneers 7-1 in the opener of Atlantic Hockey play.

October 12, 2012
Men's Hockey Downed by Providence 8-2 on Opening Night
(Providence, RI) – Eric Delong (Oakville, MB) and Drew George (Regina, SK) scored, but the Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team lost 8-2 in the season opener on the road against the Providence Friars.

October 12, 2012
Men's Hockey Begins Season Tonight at Providence
The Sacred Heart Pioneer Men's Hockey team begins its 20th season against the Providence Friars of Hockey East. The 2012-13 season also commemorates the 10th season for the Atlantic Hockey Association, which SHU has been a member of since its inception in the 2003-04 season.

October 7, 2012
Men's Hockey Loses 4-3 to St. Thomas in Exhibition
(Milford, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team lost 4-3 to St. Thomas University on Sunday afternoon at the Milford Ice Pavilion in the lone pre-season exhibition game for the Pioneers.

September 12, 2012
Pioneer Club to Sponsor Inaugural Hockey Association Golf Outing on Sept. 28
(Fairfield, CT) - The Pioneer Club, the official booster club of Sacred Heart Athletics, is proud to announce the Inaugural Hockey Association Golf Outing. The outing will take place on September 28 at Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT, with all proceeds both Sacred Heart University Men’s and Women’s Hockey programs.

September 6, 2012
SHU Hockey Alum Bailer Signs Pro Contract with Quad City Mallards
(Fairfield, CT) – Former Sacred Heart University Hockey defenseman Chris Bailer (Red Deer, AB) signed a professional contract with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League.

August 9, 2012
Sacred Hockey Announces Incomming Recruiting Class
(Fairfield, CT) – Sacred Heart University Men’s Hockey Head Coach C.J. Marottolo announced the incoming recruiting class for the upcoming 2012-13 season. The newest Pioneers include four forwards, three defenseman, and two goalies.

August 9, 2012
Sacred Heart Men's Hockey Releases 2012-13 Schedule
(Fairfield, CT) – The Sacred Heart Men’s Hockey team has released its schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season.