Coming into the season, Dave Burkholder and Niagara had no clue who was going to be the No.1 goalie. Well, there is no doubt who’s No. 1 now. Carsen Chubak continued his torrid run this week, posting his third straight shutout on Friday before finally letting in a goal with 5:30 left in the third period Saturday. Chubak played 247:59 between goals. Throw in the shutout of Clarkson on Oct. 26 and Chubak has played 307:59, surrendering just two goals. He has clearly cemented himself as the No.1 in net for the Purple Eagles. He leads the nation in both save percentage (.966) and goals against (1.09). With Chubak in net, the Purple Eagles are a perfect 5-0 in conference play and are the only team not to lose an Atlantic Hockey game this year.
- RIT lost just three Atlantic Hockey games at home since 2009. This season, they’ve lost three already and do not look like an Atlantic Hockey title contender that we’ve come accustomed to see. The Tigers have just two wins on the season and were swept by Canisius and Mercyhurst this weekend. It was the first time Cansius had beaten RIT in Rochester in 2007. The Tigers need to figure out who their No. 1 goalie is soon before it’s too late.
- To say Air Force coach Frank Serratore was disappointed in his team after Friday night’s 5-1 victory would be an understatement. Check out his postgame comments here.
- UConn finally got their first conference win of the year by beating Sacred Heart 5-3 on Friday. And then the Huskies got a huge confidence boost and emotional win Saturday over Merrimack. It’s the first weekend without coach Bruce Marshall and the Huskies responded. They’ll have to carry the momentum and emotion into next Saturday’s contest against Bentley to really turn their young season around.