Setting the Scene...After earning its first win of the season Tuesday night, the Sacred Heart Pioneers open a weekend series with the Bentley Falcons Friday night.
Last Time Out... Sacred Heart scored four unanswered goals to break a 3-3 tie and beat Holy Cross 7-3 Tuesday night at the Milford Ice Pavilion. Ben Ketchum and Chad Filteau each had two goals in the win, with Eric Delong adding two assists. Andrew Bodnarchuk made 33 saves in goal.
Sheehan Keeps Scoring... Brian Sheehan became the first Pioneer to reach double-figures in goals this season with a pair of power-play tallies against Air Force Jan. 19-20. His 11 goals this season surpass his total from a year ago. Sheehan has tallied a point in eight of the last nine games with his assist Tuesday night against Holy Cross. He had a nine-game point-scoring streak from Nov. 11 - Dec. 31.
Catch Ketchum If You Can... Ben Ketchum has tallied eight points in the month of February with four goals and four assists. His four goals have come in just two games, scoring two at Robert Morris on Feb. 2 and two in the win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night. Ketchum has four multi-goal games in his career at Sacred Heart. The first one came at Bentley on on Feb. 4, 2011.
Snapping Some Goalless Streaks... Chad Filteau, Kyle Verbeek, and Ben Lake each snapped goalless streaks on Tuesday night. Filteau ended a six-game goalless streak with his two goals against Holy Cross. It was his first multi-goal game since March 2, 2012 at Bentley in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs. He also had two goals in Sacred Heart's 7-6 win over Yale on Nov. 22, 2011. Verbeek had not tallied a goal since Jan. 19 against Air Force, a stretch of seven goals. Lake had gone nine games since scoring at RIT on Dec. 7.
Scouting the Falcons... Bentley is 12-15-2 overall this season and 10-11-2 in Atlantic Hockey. The Falcons took three points from last weekend's series with Army, defeating the Black Knights 5-3 last Friday and skating to a 2-2 tie on Saturday. Junior forward Brett Gensler leads Atlantic Hockey with 36 points on 15 goals and 21 assists. Andrew Gladiuk and Alex Grieve each have 28 points. The Falcons are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games.