By Brittany Burke
The Blue Devils club hockey team couldn’t hold off the top-ranked William Paterson University on home ice, dropping their second game in a row 8-2.
“The positive is we’re not supposed to beat a team like Willy P and with that being said we’re gonna have to regroup and realize we’re not going to walk over teams, it humbles us a bit, getting beat this bad and hopefully we can learn from it and really play blue collar hockey,” said Ryan Stanley.
Following a loss on the road against the University of New Hampshire last weekend, CCSU came into the game looking to upset the Pioneers. However, with the game 2-0 in WPU’s favor less than two minutes into the first period it was evident the game was going to be an uphill climb.
CCSU’s hockey season might have ended last month, but for forwards Jon Knobloch and Ryan Stanley, the season was extended through this past weekend in Philadelphia at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s All-Star Weekend.
Splitting last weekend in a single elimination tournament, the Blue Devils’ hockey season came to an end until next October.
The reigning second-ranked team in the Division II fought against the grain all season and finished the year with no trophy, no title, but hope to improve next year.
By Brittany Burke
The Central Connecticut State University club hockey team may currently be ranked second in the nation in Division II American Collegiate Hockey Association hockey, but that title will not hold ground for much longer after failing to make ACHA Regionals this season.
After the forfeiture of six games, the hockey team was unable to recover in time to get back within the ranking bracket for the regionals in Danbury, cutting their season short and dashing the hopes of making the tournament in San Jose, CA.
It was a clash of two state schools as the Blue Devils club hockey team took on the Western Connecticut State University Colonials over the weekend, leading to a 4-3 victory for CCSU.
The CCSU club hockey team has been forced to cancel its game against the UConn club team as part of the Hockey Fest on Feb. 19.