November 6, 2006

Pioneers Visit AIC Tuesday Night in AHA Action

Nov. 6, 2006

The Game... The Pioneers and Yellow Jackets meet for the first of two games this year in a mid-week special at the Olympia Ice Center. Sacred Heart is coming off a weekend sweep of Mercyhurst, including an improbable comeback in Saturday's game. AIC was swept in a pair of games with Army over the weekend at the Olympia. Face-off is 7:00 pm.

The Series... Sacred Heart won the season series from AIC 3-0-1 last year. The Pioneers swept a pair of games in November and then won another in Milford in February. The next day, the two teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Springfield. Sacred Heart owns the all-time series edge over AIC 14-8-4.

Last Time Out.... The Pioneers made an early season statement, sweeping preseason favorite Mercyhurst in a two game series over the weekend at the Milford Ice Pavilion. The Pioneers won 6-4 Friday night and then used a major comeback to win 5-4 in overtime Saturday. In Saturday's game, the Pioneers scored four goals in the final four minutes to tie it and then Alexandre Parent scored the game winner in overtime. Pierre-Luc O'Brien, who had five goals and three assists on the weekend, had a hat trick in the comeback, including the game tying marker with 13 seconds left in overtime. The victory was the first time the Pioneers had staged a third period comeback since winning at Army on Feb 8, 2005.