Rochester Institute of Technology (13-12-3, 8-4-2 CHA) at No. 10 Mercyhurst (17-7-3, 10-3-1)
When: Today, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Mercyhurst Ice Center
On the air: www.americaonesports.com (live stream), www.hurstathletics.com (real-time statistics)
What to expect: Mercyhurst moved into a first-place tie with Robert Morris in the College Hockey America standings with a two-game sweep of Syracuse and the Colonials’ two-game split with Lindenwood last weekend. RIT is three points behind in third. All three teams have six regular-season games left. … The Lakers have won three straight games. … They are 8-3-2 this season at Mercyhurst Ice Center. … They have won six of seven career meetings with RIT, but the loss occurred in a two-game split at MIC in November. … Senior F Christine Bestland (14 goals, 25 assists, 39 points) ranks among the top five in NCAA Division I with 1.44 points per game. She leads an offense that stands fifth nationally with 3.41 goals scored per game. The Lakers also rank ninth at 1.96 goals against per game. … The Tigers are unbeaten in their past four games (3-0-1), and are 4-2-2 in the second half to move above the .500 mark. … Freshman F Mackenzie Stone has five goals this season – all game-winners. … Freshman G Brooke Stoddart, the CHA’s reigning rookie of the week, stopped 31-of-33 shots and earned her first collegiate win in two games against Penn State last weekend. … Fans attending tonight’s game are entered into a special giveaway featuring a $300 prize, two $100 prizes and a a ski or golf package at Peek’n Peak Resort & Spa in Findley Lake, N.Y.
- Victor Fernandes
Check out head coach Michael Sisti‘s preview of this weekend’s series here…