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College hockey notes: New lighting system getting rave reviews

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Fans attending the three Union men’s hockey games and three Dutchwomen contests recently at Messa Rink haved notice a big change.
A brighter change.
 
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Union Hockey: Dutchmen focus on games

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
It certainly was an emotional week last week for the defending NCAA hockey-champion Union Dutchmen. Between the suspensions of three players to celebrating their NCAA and ECAC Hockey championships to playing their first two games of the season, Union coach Rick Bennett seemed a bit drained late Saturday night following the Dutchmen’s 3-1 victory over the University of New Hampshire.
 
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College hockey: Gophers blank Engineers, 3-0

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Seth Ambroz scored late in the first period, and goalie Adam Wilcox stopped all 22 shots he faced as top-ranked Minnesota blanked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3-0, to win the IceBreaker tournament championship on Sunday at Notre Dame.
 
Short-handed goals spark Union
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Short-handed goals spark Union

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Sam Coatta and Sebastien Gingras tallied short-handed goals 58 seconds apart on the same New Hampshire power play to spark Union College to a 3-1 non-conference win over the Wildcats Saturday night at Messa Rink.
 

Area college football: Turnovers haunt Union

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s defense forced Union into six turnovers, helping the Engineers post a 23-7 victory over the winless Dutchmen in a Liberty League game at Alumni Stadium Saturday.
 
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FINAL: Union 3, UNH 1

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Second game of season for Dutchmen.
 

College hockey: Engineers top Irish in opener

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Mark Miller’s four-on-four goal at 4:32 in the third period gave Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a 3-2 non-conference win over host Notre Dame at the IceBreaker Tournament to open the season Friday night.
 

Danes want to control tempo against Richmond

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
The offensive and defensive units are just different sides of the same coin, according to University at Albany first-year head football coach Greg Gattuso.
So don’t be surprised if the Great Danes slow the game down and try to keep their own defense off the field when they host 20th-ranked Richmond in a key Colonial Athletic Association game today at 3:30 p.m. at Bob Ford Field.
 
What an opening night!
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What an opening night!

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
The Union College Dutchmen celebrated their magical 2013-14 hockey season in style before Friday’s season opener against American International.
Then, they went out and started the 2014-15 season the way they ended last year, with a win.
 
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A Banner Night: Union beats AIC, 7-3

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Banner night
 
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Basketball: Newcomers give Danes a different look

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Fresh faces dominated the opening day of practice for the University at Albany men’s basketball team.
The two-time defending America East Conference champions have nine new players on their roster — including Christian Brothers Academy graduate Greig Stire. How well the newcomers develop and integrate with co-captains Sam Rowley and Peter Hooley will go a long way in determining where the Great Danes will finish this season.
 
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Hockey: Union ready to embark on a new journey

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
The 2013-14 season was a memorable one for the Union College hockey team.
The Dutchmen won their third ECAC Hockey regular-season title in four years, and earned their third straight ECACH tournament championship, becoming just the third team in league history to accomplish that. Then, after winning their second NCAA tournament East Regional in three years, the Dutchmen captured the ultimate prize, their first NCAA title.
After spending the offseason celebrating the championship as the NCAA trophy made the rounds around the Capital Region, it’s time to forget about last season and focus on this year.
 
TROY

RPI Hockey: Engineers to spread offense

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Despite the season-ending injury to Jason Kasdorf, goaltending wasn’t a problem for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute team last year. Scott Diebold did a fine job. The Engineers’ biggest issue was scoring. Only three players hit double digits in goals. Two of those, Ryan Haggerty and Brock Higgs, are gone.
 
Union hockey team steps up to combat sexual assault
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Union hockey team steps up to combat sexual assault

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Joined by select teammates, head coach Rick Bennett, other student leaders, Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy and others,Sebastien Gingras, a junior defenseman on Union College’s defending national champion men’s hockey team, called on campus peers and other Division I and III rivals to raise awareness and combat domestic violence and sexual assault.
 
Union offering no details on suspensions
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Union offering no details on suspensions

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
For the first time since it was announced by Union coach Rick Bennett that forwards Nick Cruice, Max Novak and Matt Wilkins were suspended for several games, the trio spoke publicly about it Tuesday before practice at Messa Rink.
Cruice, Novak and Wilkins were suspended for what was called “violation of team rules.” Asked what rules they broke, the same answer came up over and over again.
 
 

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