Union males’s hockey staff overcomes journey points, returns to apply

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SCHEDULE — Because of main winter storms hitting western and Midwestern New York over the previous few days, Union males’s hockey head coach Josh Hauge introduced that the complete staff can be unable to attend their first post-Christmas apply on Tuesday. I used to be nervous about

Thankfully for Hauge, the Dutch had a full roster at apply at Messaring. Sadly for Hauge, his spouse and his two sons are nonetheless stranded in Minnesota and visited household final week.

“We’ll all be there right now, in order that’s a plus for us,” Hauge mentioned Tuesday afternoon. “I am making an attempt to get everybody touring the day after Christmas, so I’ve thought of the potential of journey delays.

“Sadly for me and my household, our flight was canceled. Hopefully they are going to be right here with the pack drop on Friday.”

The Dutch (6-10-1) shut out 2022 by internet hosting New Hampshire (4-14-1) this weekend on the Messa Rink on Friday and Saturday.Recreation time is 4pm each day

These are the Dutchman’s first matches for the reason that 2-0 loss to Princeton on December 9-10 and the 8-1 loss to Quinnipiac.

It was in all probability a depressing two weeks off for the staff. However Hauge believes the gamers obtained by it.

“These guys are fairly resilient,” Hauge mentioned. “They may combat again and be able to go right here on Friday. I used to be in a position to take pleasure in my trip.

“I believe it was a disappointing sport towards Princeton. I did not suppose we had the vitality we wanted. [Dec. 10 against Quinnipiac], the primary interval was a reasonably good one for us. We simply missed our probability and began dishonest the sport. The second interval left us. It was a irritating approach to finish it. However general, I nonetheless actually like this group. ”

The loss to Quinnipiac was the fourth time the Union had misplaced by 4 or extra targets. Different matches have been towards UMass (7-1 Oct. 21 and 7-0 Oct. 22) and Harvard (5-1 Nov. 12). Hauge doesn’t imagine the staff gave up in these video games.

“A loss is a loss, proper?” mentioned Hauge. “So when you lose 10-1 or 1-0, it counts the identical. Trying on the first interval of , I believe it was a reasonably even interval, I had a number of probabilities for a Grade A however simply did not end.

“It was 1-0 with 5 minutes left within the interval and I scored an influence play objective and a fast shot. [goal] Come again quickly and we felt sorry for ourselves. Then begin pushing the sport away from what you are making an attempt to do. You cheat the sport, take your probabilities aggressively, and the subsequent time you realize, you are in massive bother. Hmm. And away from that, we’re not an excellent hockey staff. Stick with the method and play collectively and you’ll beat anybody. ”

Taking part in towards a non-conference opponent in New Hampshire offers Hauge the prospect so as to add a participant who has been underperforming this season to their lineup. However he is aware of the significance of those video games to getting his staff on observe for 2023.

“We are able to come again with extra our bodies and get some completely different guys within the lineup and provides probabilities to guys who in all probability did not get as a lot.” [playing time] As they need,” mentioned Hauge. “However they must earn it in apply this week. These are the video games we have to win.”

Electronic mail Ken Schott. [email protected]comply with him on twitter @slapschotts.

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