It looks like Union sophomore defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere may not be in the lineup when the 10th-ranked Dutchmen play Capital Region-
rival RPI on Friday night at Houston Field House.
Gostisbehere suffered a lower-body injury late in the second period of the Dutchmen’s 2-2 tie against Connecticut on Saturday. He played a shift in the first minute of the third period, but didn’t get on the ice after that.
Gostisbehere didn’t practice Tuesday or Wednesday.
“He tried to go, but he couldn’t do it,” Union coach Rick Bennett said Wednesday.
Gostisbehere has two goals and two assists in five games this season. He played in all 41 of Union’s games last season and had five goals and 17 assists. He was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie team.
Gostisbehere was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round of the NHL draft in June. He participated in the U.S. National
Development Camp for the team that will represent the United States in the World Junior Championships Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia.
The Dutchmen travel to RPI for Friday’s game before hosting the rematch Saturday at Messa Rink.
rpi 5, vermont 1
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Taylor Horton had two goals and an assist to lift the Engineers past the Catamounts and snap a five-game losing streak.
After a scoreless first period, Horton set up Jordan Smelker’s goal 48 seconds into the second. Horton made it 2-0 at 3:26. She scored her second goal on the power-play early in the third period.
Alexa Gruschow scored twice for RPI (2-5-1). Andie Le Donne added two assists.
Kellie Dineen scored for Vermont (2-6).
RPI 0 3 2 — 5
Vermont 0 0 1 — 1
First Period — None. Penalty — Walsh, Ver (charging), 12:20.
Second Period — 1, RPI, Smelker 3 (Horton, Banks), :48. 2, RPI, Horton 2 (Le Donne), 3:26. 3, RPI, Gruschow 5 (Le Donne, Godin), 16:52. Penalties — Gruschow, RPI (checking), 7:35; Horton, RPI (checking), 10:18; Huertas, Ver, misconduct, 16:31; Mahoney, RPI (roughing), 17:11; Dalbec, Ver (interference), 17:37.
Third Period — 4, RPI, Horton 3 (Cox, Schilter), 5:44 (pp). 5, RPI, Gruschow 6, 7:44. 6, Vermont, Dineen 1 (Stoul, Wente), 12:21 (pp). Penalties — Smelker, RPI (slashing), :18; Vermont bench, served by Stoul (too many players), 3:51; Mankey, RPI (tripping), 10:55; Cox, RPI (tripping), 13:40; Daniels, RPI (delay of game), 15:23.
Shots on Goal — RPI 10-13-11 — 34. Vermont 3-10-6 — 19.
Power-play opportunities — RPI 1 of 3; Vermont 1 of 7.
Goalies — RPI, Piper 1-1-1 (9 shots-9 saves), O’Brien (13:20 second, 10-9). Vermont, Lanthier 1-2-0 (34-29).
A — 222. T — 1:55.
Referees — Benjamin Lord, Shane Bel-anger. Linesmen — Larry Legault, Mike Cross.
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