SHU, UConn Skate for CT Bragging Rights Tuesday Night
Dec. 1, 2008
Setting the Scene... Sacred Heart hosts UConn in their final game before final exams. The Pioneers are playing their third game in four days after splitting a series with Holy Cross over the weekend. The Huskies beat Brown on Saturday in a non-league game. The battle for Connecticut bragging rights begins Tuesday night at 7:05 pm at the Milford Ice Pavilion. Coverage of the game can be heard on the Pioneer Radio Network and B2 Networks.
Pioneers Split The Cross... The Pioneers split a weekend series with Holy Cross, winning 3-2 in Worcester on Sunday after dropping a 4-2 decision on home ice Saturday. Junior Erik Boisvert scored two goals on the weekend while Nick Johnson scored the game winning goal and had an assist on Sunday. Saturday's loss was the first time SHU had lost to Holy Cross in Milford since January of 2005, a string of seven straight games. Sunday's win was the first victory away from home for the Pioneers this season and broke a nine game losing streak away from home for Sacred Heart, dating back to February 8, 2008.
The Series... Sacred Heart won six out of seven games against UConn last season, including winning the teams best-of-three AHA quarterfinal playoff series two games to one. The Pioneers won all four regular season meetings. UConn leads the all-time series with Sacred Heart 19-18-3.
Light Month's Work... After playing 15 games in the season's first eight weeks, the Pioneers have just three games during the month of December. After tonight's contest, SHU will have 17 days for exams before traveling to Colorado College for two games. This is the Pioneers last league game until January 6.
Balancing Act on Attack... The Pioneers have had 13 different players score goals and have 18 players with at least one point. Eric Giosa is back for his senior season after scoring 10 goals last year and currently has a team high five scores on the season while defenseman Corey Laurysen has three.
Up Next... Sacred Heart will be idle for 17 days for final exams following this game. The Pioneers return to the ice against nationally ranked Colorado College in a two game weekend series just before Christmas. The teams meet December 19-20 in Colorado Springs.