Union men’s hockey goalie Murphy feels fine after cramping issue

When Union College males’s hockey goalie Connor Murphy left early within the 3rd length of final Friday’s recreation towards UConn, there was once some fear that he had suffered a major damage.

But it grew to become out to be a cramp that the Hudson Falls suffered. However, the cramp stored Murphy out of the next day to come’s recreation towards the Huskies, finishing his streak of 61 consecutive begins.

Murphy was once again within the internet Thursday towards Bentley, and he made 22 saves within the Dutchmen’s 5-1 win at Messa Rink.

“I felt good,” Murphy mentioned after Thursday’s recreation. “Obviously, I was a bit questionable last Saturday, so it was good to get back and I felt good going in.”

Murphy knew immediately that he was once cramping. He was once hoping he may just play in Game 2 towards UConn, nevertheless it wasn’t to be.

“My legs were pretty sore,” Murphy mentioned. “I knew it wasn’t going to be really anything too serious. I was more so just worried about how I would control it in the future and for this weekend and going forward, just what I could do to try to prevent them. That was my main concern.”

Union head trainer Josh Hauge was once glad to look Murphy go back to shape.

“He looked great,” Hauge mentioned. “He was sharp, and he was seeing the puck well. It’s nice when he’s in the net and seeing it well.”

RIT REMATCH

After Union’s season-opening 4-3 come-from-behind victory over RIT prior to 2,401 lovers at Messa Rink, Hauge was once delighted with the joy within the development.

Just wait till the Dutchmen take the ice at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on Saturday evening.

The Dutchmen (2-2-1) meet the Tigers as soon as once more, this time in RIT’s annual homecoming recreation this is performed on the house of the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans. The capability of Blue Cross Arena is 12,428, just about six occasions what Union drew in its opener at Messa. An RIT spokesman mentioned on Friday that there are some tickets nonetheless to be had.

Hauge can’t wait to play in entrance of a large crowd.

“I haven’t even had an opportunity to play in front of 12,000 before, so I hope it’s sold out,” Hauge mentioned. “I hope they’re yelling at us. I hope they’re all wearing orange. We’ll band together, and I think we’ll grow from it.”

Union junior ahead Tyler Watkins, who scored a couple of power-play targets, is taking a look ahead to the adverse surroundings.

“I think it’ll be really cool,” Watkins mentioned. “Anytime there’s a good atmosphere, a large crowd, it just makes it even easier to play.”

Union trailed 2-0 and 3-1 within the opener. Hauge needs to steer clear of that once more.

“It’ll be a challenge for us all,” Hauge mentioned. “When you go on the road, you don’t want to give them any sparks. They’ll be loud from the beginning. So it’ll be our job to try to quiet them and then not give them much. We don’t want to be in a race-horse hockey game. We want it to be a grind-it-out, slow, methodical game where we possess the puck, and that’ll be the key for us.”

 

RPI 1, LIU 0

Lauri Sertti scored halfway throughout the 3rd length to lend a hand the Engineers beat the Sharks to make stronger to 3-0.

RPI goalie Jack Watson made 23 saves.

LIU 0 0 0 — 0

RPI 0 0 1 — 1

First Period — None. Penalties — Heidemann, RPI (retaining), 1:06; Piironen, LIU (interference), 3:49; Fox, LIU (slashing), 7:52; Hermann, RPI (retaining), 11:04; Klee, RPI (interference), 13:11; Lee, RPI (hooking), 18:59.

Second Period — None. Penalties — Vincent, LIU (slashing), 1:07; Hallbauer, RPI (cross-checking), 1:07; Kane, LIU (hooking), 17:05.

Third Period — 1, RPI, Sertti, 10:06. Penalties — Wallack, LIU (retaining), 11:42; Wallack, LIU (retaining), 17:27; Sertti, RPI (retaining), 17:45.

Shots on Goal — LIU 11-5-7 — 23. RPI 8-14-6 — 28.

Power-play alternatives — LIU 0 of five; RPI 0 of five.

Goalies — LIU, Purpura (28 shots-27 saves). RPI, Watson (23-23).

A — 1,549.

Referees — Mason Riley, Jason Williams. Linesmen — Michael Wrobel, John Rey.

Women

MERCYHURST 2, RPI 0

Sara Boucher’s power-play purpose just about 5 1/2 mins into the 3rd length snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Lakers a non-conference win over the Engineers at Houston Field House.

Makayla Javier added an empty-net purpose past due within the recreation.

RPI (0-5) was once close out for the fourth time in 5 video games.

Mercyhurst 0 0 2 — 2

RPI 0 0 0 — 0

First Period — None. Penalties — Larsen, RPI (interference), 3:35.

Second Period — None. Penalties — Gendron, Mer (hooking), 7:54; Weiss, Mer (slashing), 12:55; Toye, RPI (slashing), 17:46.

Third Period — 1, Mercyhurst, Boucher (Perreault, Mahoney), 5:23 (pp). 2, Mercyhurst, Javier, 18:38 (en). Penalties — Pedersen, Mer (interference), 1:27; Beaudoin, RPI (tripping), 4:55; Boucher, Mer (tripping), 8:33; Blitz, RPI (retaining), 8:56.

Shots on Goal — Mercyhurst 12-10-11 — 33. RPI 5-9-7 — 21.

Power-play alternatives — Mercyhurst 1 of four; RPI 0 of four.

Goalies — Mercyhurst, Brenon (21 shots-21 saves). RPI, Rampado (32-31).

A — 80.

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