Oct. 25, 2006
The Set-up... The Pioneer men's ice hockey team will travel west for a challenging non-conference weekend, visiting Wayne State and Michigan State. This is the first time that SHU has faced either team. Sacred Heart will face Wayne State Friday night at 7:00 pm at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Saturday night the Pioneers meet Michigan State at 7:00 pm at the Munn Ice Arena. Both games can be heard on WICC 600 AM.
The Opponents... Wayne State comes out of College Hockey America while Michigan State is a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The Pioneers have playerd 13 game against the CHA, going 0-9-4 in those games. The last meeting between Sacred Heart and a CHA team came on November 27, 2004 when Robert Morris defeated the Pioneers, 4-2. SHU is 1-5-0 in six games all-time against teams from the CCHA. The Pioneers only win came against Miami (OH) on February 22, 2003. The last game between SHU and the CCHA came November 5-6 when Ohio State swept a weekend series from the Pioneers.