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College hockey: Union falls to 0-6

College hockey: Union falls to 0-6

First time Dutchmen have started 0-6 in program's Division I history
College hockey: Union falls to 0-6
Union fell to 0-6 with a 5-0 loss at UMass on Saturday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

AMHERST, Mass. — The Union College men’s hockey team made history Saturday night. It’s not the kind of history the Dutchmen will be boasting about.

The Dutchmen dropped to 0-6 after their 5-0 non-conference loss to fourth-ranked UMass at Mullins Center. It’s the first time in the program’s Division I history that it has started the year with six straight losses.

It took the Minutemen (3-1) less than a minute into the game to open the scoring as Anthony Del Gaizo beat goalie Darion Hanson. Cal Kiefiuk made it 2-0 midway through the period.

UMass put the game away in the second period. Mitchell Chaffee scored twice, and Bobby Trivigno had the other goal.

Since Sam Morton’s second-period goal in Friday’s 6-1 loss that made the score 2-1, the Dutchmen gave up nine straight goals to the Minutemen.

The Dutchmen’s offense was non-existent. They had just 15 shots on goal. They have been outscored 25-8 and outshot 211-107.

Hanson made 33 saves.

Union opens ECAC Hockey play next weekend against rival RPI. The Dutchmen host Friday’s game, while the next day’s game is at RPI.

Union    0 0 0 — 0
UMass    2 3 0 — 5

First Period — 1, UMass, Del Gaizo 1 (Chaffee, Felix), :58. 2, UMass, Kiefiuk 2 (Jones, Lebster), 10:05. Penalties — Kessel, UMass (cross-checking), 7:26.
Second Period — 3, UMass, Chaffee 3 (Chau, Trivigno), 9:19 (pp). 4, UMass, Trivigno 3 (Jones, Suter), 14:47. 5, UMass, Chaffee 4 (Chau, Del Gaizo), 17:45. Penalties — Cassaro, UMass (holding), 3:05; Harrison, Uni (holding), 8:34; Emelifeonwu, Uni (high-sticking), 10:43.
Third Period — None. Penalties — Jones, UMass (slashing), 3:52; Fineman, Uni (boarding), 6:33; Schmidt, Uni (elbowing), 10:46; Kessel, UMass (holding) 16:30; Felix, UMass (high-sticking), 18:14.
Shots on Goal — Union 4-6-5 — 15. UMass 9-16-13 — 38.
Power-play opportunities — Union 0 of 5; UMass 1 of 4.
Goalies — Union, Hanson 0-6-0 (38 shots-33 saves). UMass, Lindberg 2-0-0 (15-15).
A — 5,659. T — 2:27.
Referees — Josh Lupinek, Peter Schlittenhardt. Linesmen — Derek Arnold, Tommy George.

RPI 7, CANISIUS 2

TROY — The Engineers erased an early 1-0 deficit by scoring five straight goals and cruising to a non-conference victory over RPI head coach Dave Smith’s former team.

Smith coached the Golden Griffins for 12 years before being named the RPI head coach in 2017.

Matt Long gave Canisius (0-3) the lead 5:12 into the game. But goals by Brady Ferner and Todd Burgess put RPI (2-2) up 2-1 later in the first.

Second-period tallies by Patrick Polino, Jake Marrello and Ottoville Leppanen made it 5-1.

Polino added three assists. Burgess and Marrello each scored again in the third.

Canisius    1 0 1 — 2
RPI    2 3 2 — 7

First Period — 1, Canisius, Long 1 (Gestro, Wareham), 5:12. 2, RPI, Ferner 1 (Marrello, Polino), 9:00 (pp). 3, RPI, Burgess 1 (Lacka, Ferner), 14:03. Penalties — Leppänen, RPI (hooking) 2:26; Long, Can (roughing), 7:02; Reilly, RPI (hooking), 18:49.
Second Period — 4, RPI, Polino 3 (Leppänen, Reilly), 7:42 (pp). 5, RPI, Marrello 1 (Polino), 14:23. 6, RPI, Leppänen 1 (Dubinsky), 17:58. Penalties — Johnson, RPI (cross-checking), :24; Lacka, RPI (slashing), 4:59; Alger, Can (holding), 5:44; Hoover, Can (interference), 6:27; Johnson, RPI (roughing), 15:48.
Third Period — 7, Canisius, Alger 2 (Hoover), 9:19. 8, RPI, Burgess 2 (Babichuk, Savory), 12:53 (pp). 9, RPI, Marrello 2 (Polino, Jerry), 19:31. Penalties — Hutchison, Can, major-game misconduct (checking from behind), 6:23; Zieky, RPI (facemasking), 8:51; Erne, Can (high-sticking), 12:34.
Shots on Goal — Canisius 7-15-7 — 29. RPI 12-9-13 — 34.
Power-play opportunities — Canisius 0 of 5; RPI 3 of 5.
Goalies — Canisius, Ladd 0-2-0 (21 shots-16 saves); Barczewski (0:00 third, 13-11). RPI, Savory 1-1-0 (29-27).
A — 3,258. T — 2:20.
Referees — Scott Hansen, Kevin Keenan. Linesmen —AJ Potvin, Kyle Richitelle.

Women
UNION 2, LINDENWOOD 2

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Goalie Bella McKee stopped 51 shots, including seven in the five-minute sudden-death overtime, as the Dutchwomen escaped with a non-conference tie against the Lions.

Union (0-5-1) was outshot 53-27. Yet it had leads of 1-0 and 2-1.

Katelynn Russ gave the Dutchwomen the lead late in the first period. Mera Ryan tied it for Lindenwood (2-3-1) just over four minutes into the second period. Olivia Groulx regained the lead for Union nearly two minutes later.

Megan Wagner tied it for the Lions on an extra-attacker goal with 1:30 left in regulation.

Union    1 1 0 0 — 2
Lindenwood    0 1 1 0 — 2

First Period — 1, Union, Russ 2 (Groulx), 18:10. Penalties — None.
Second Period — 2, Lindenwood, Ryan 1 (Antonio, Ganske), 4:03. 3, Union, Groulx 2 (Ryan, Russ), 5:42. Penalties — Heiting, Uni (tripping), 4:32; Burt, Lin (hooking), 5:23; Marchant, Lin (tripping), 6:31; Herrfort, Uni (tripping), 10:36.
Third Period — 4, Lindenwood, Wagner 1 (Burt, Martin), 18:30. Penalties — Heiting, Uni (cross-checking), 11:12.
Overtime — None. Penalties — None.
Shots on Goal — Union 4-12-10-1 — 27. Lindenwood 14-18-14-7 — 53.
Power-play opportunities — Union 0 of 2; Lindenwood 0 of 3.
Goalies — Union, McKee 0-3-1 (53 shots-51 saves). Lindenwood, Wolf (16-14); Asplundh (0:00 third, 11-11).
A — 179. T — 2:07.
Referees — Jodi Price, Laura White. Linesmen — Brooke Johnson, Jill Knobeloch.

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