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Bentley Travels to UMass-Lowell Tuesday Night

Ryner Gorowsky
Ryner Gorowsky

Game Notes

The Matchup: Coming off a sweep of Robert Morris, the Bentley hockey team will turn its attention to UMass-Lowell as the Falcons will travel up to Tsongas Arena on Tuesday night to take on the 18th ranked River Hawks in a non-conference game.

Bentley swept aside Robert Morris at the JAR over the weekend by scores of 3-1 and 6-3 to improve its Atlantic Hockey record to 3-6-3. Tuesday's game will be Bentley's second non-conference game of the season; its first was at another Hockey East team, Merrimack, on Nov. 10. The Falcons will play at two ECAC teams next month, Brown (Dec. 6) and Dartmouth (Dec.9), and will play Northeastern in a home-and-home the weekend of Jan. 5-6 to wrap up non-conference play.

The River Hawks will enter Tuesday's game on a four-game winning streak, but haven't played since the weekend of Nov. 17-18, which was a sweep of UConn. UML has also beaten UNH and Northeastern during the winning streak. UML is currently 8-6 overall and 5-5 in Hockey East, which has them T-3rd place in the standings.

Follow the Game: Tuesday's game can be seen on goriverhawks.tv for $9.95. Live stats will be available as well.

Last Time Out: A pair of 1st period power play goals, and 31 saves from goalie Aidan Pelino, led Bentley to a 3-1 win over Robert Morris on Friday night. Defenseman Connor Brassard and center Drew Callin had the PP goals. Sophomore Matt Riggleman notched a goal in the 3rd period to put Bentley up 3-0. Pelino's shutout bid was snapped by a Michael Louria power play goal, but he finished the night with 31 stops for the win.

In Saturday's 6-3 victory Bentley led 2-0 after the 1st period, was down 3-2 in the 3rd period, but reeled off four unanswered goals to power to the win. Defenseman Brett Orr scored the tying goal at the 5:00 minute mark, followed by Callin blasting in the go-ahead goal at 10:58. Freshman Michael Boyle scored short-handed at 15:32 for a 5-3 lead, and freshman Luke Santerno added a late empty-net tally for the team's 6th goal.

Callin had the game-winning goal each night. Meanwhile, Pelino continued to own the Colonials. In four career starts, he's 3-0-1 with a .960 save percentage and 1.23 GAA.

Schmidt Hits 100: Team captain Kyle Schmidt notched his 100th career point with a goal and an assist in Saturday's win. He became the 11th player in the program's Division I history to reach that milestone. The last Bentley player to hit 100 was Max French during the 2015-16 season.

Schmidt is one of just seven active players in the NCAA with 100 career points or more. His 45 career goals rank 5th among active players.

Good Weekend for the PP: Bentley scored multiple power play goals in a game for the 4th and 5th times this season in the RMU series. On the season, the team's power play percentage of 23.8 (15-63) is ranked 13th in the nation.

Looking at UML: The leading scorer for the River Hawks is sophomore forward Ryan Lohin, a draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, with 14 points on five goals and nine assists. He shares the team lead in goals with fellow sophomore Kenny Hausinger and senior John Edwardh. Senior Tyler Mueller is the team's leading scorer among defensemen with 10 points.

In goal, junior Chris Hernberg has some of the best numbers in the country. His 1.51 GAA is 2nd and his .946 save percentage is 4th. He sports an 8-1 record in nine starts.

Series History: Tuesday's game will be the 6th all-time meeting between Bentley and UML. The last game was in the 2012-13 season, a 3-2 River Hawks win. UML has won all five meetings.

Bentley will be looking to beat its 6th different Hockey East team. They've claimed wins over Maine (2008-09), UMass (2009-10), Northeastern (2010-11, 2012-13, 2015-16), BU (2013-14) and UNH (2016-17).

Up Next: Bentley returns to Atlantic Hockey play on Friday night when they visit AIC. It will be the 3rd meeting this season between the two teams. Both prior games ended in ties, 3-3 at the JAR on Oct. 10 and 2-2 in Springfield on Oct. 24.

 

Tale of the Tape

 

 

 

 

Record

3-7-3 (3-6-3 AHC)

8-6-0 (5-5-0 AHC)

Goals Per Game

2.46

2.93

Shots Per Game

29.2

25.9

Goals Allowed Per Game

3.46

2.50

Penalty Minutes

13.3

9.5

Power Play

23.8%

16.9%

Penalty Kill

72.7%

81.8%

Leading Scorers

Kyle Schmidt (4-7-11); Tanner Jago (2-7-9); Jonathan Desbiens (5-3-8)

Ryan Lohin (5-9-14); Kenny Hausinger (5-7-12); Tyler Mueller (2-8-10)

Leading Goaltender

Jayson Argue: 1-3-3; 2.80 GAA, .917 sv%

Chris Hernberg: 8-1-0; 1.51 GAA, .946 sv%