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Game Preview: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Saint Anselm

Game Preview: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Saint Anselm

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Saint Anselm
Friday, November 8 | 7 p.m.
Babson Skating Center | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 41-21-4 all-time against Saint Anselm in a series that dates back to 1970.
• The Beavers have won seven of their last nine meetings against the Hawks going back to November 2013.
• With the exception of the 2017-18 campaign, Babson and Saint Anselm have played in every season dating back to 1979.

LAST MEETING
• Junior Nick Rosa finished with two goals and one assist to lift Babson to a 4-2 victory over Saint Anselm on October 27, 2018, in Manchester, N.H.
• Sophomores Matt Wiesner and Mike Egan both scored their first collegiate goals, while senior Connor Dahlman chipped in with two assists for the Beavers.
• Bryan Green and Brian Cameron both scored for the Hawks.

SCOUTING THE HAWKS
• Saint Anselm (1-1-0) defeated Worcester State, 4-2, to pick up its first win of the season last Saturday.
• Chris Lemay scored a pair of goals and Andrew Andary tacked on a late power play tally for the Hawks, who got 15 saves from Nick Howard.
• Lemay and senior Ryan Spillane have both scored twice as 11 different players have contributed a point on opening weekend.
• Howard and first-year Michal Soustal have both made one start combining for a 2.50 goals against average and a .865 save percentage while facing 37 shots.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (0-1) is looking to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to Curry in its season opener last Saturday.
• Rosa and sophomore Zach Richterman both scored for the Beavers, who got assists from juniors Patrick Flynn and Christian Faggas, and sophomore John Corrigan.
• Junior goaltender Brad Arvanitis made 21 saves in his Babson debut.
• The Green and White returns 21 players, including its top four scorers from a team that went 17-7-3 last winter.

MOVING UP THE CHARTS
• Head coach Jamie Rice '90 enters his 16th season at the helm of the program needing just three wins to pass Steve Stirling as Babson's all-time wins leader.
• Rice, who was selected as the NEHC Coach of the Year last winter, boasts a .633 winning percentage and 244 career victories.

WARM UP THE BUS
• Following Saturday's home test against Saint Anselm, the Beavers will hit the road for seven consecutive games over the span of 18 days beginning next Friday with their league opener at Southern Maine.
• The trip will see the Green and White open with four straight NEHC games before facing three NESCAC foes.

STARTING FAST
• Despite their loss in the opener, the Beavers went 7-2-1 last season and have enjoyed tremendous success in the month of November going 43-7-2 over the last seven years.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 22-0-1 going back to the start of the 2017-18 campaign when leading after two periods.

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