Men's Ice Hockey at Southern Maine
Friday, November 15 | 7 p.m.
USM Ice Arena | Gorham, Maine
Men's Ice Hockey at New England College
Saturday, November 16 | 4 p.m.
Lee Clement Arena | Henniker, N.H.
WHAT TO KNOW
• Babson begins NEHC play on the road with games at Southern Maine on Friday night and at New England College on Saturday afternoon.
vs. Southern Maine
• Babson is 30-8-1 all-time against Southern Maine in a series that dates back to 1995.
• The Beavers have won 16 straight games against the Huskies since suffering a 2-1 ECAC East Tournament quarterfinal loss back in February 2012.
• Babson defeated Southern Maine 6-4 on November 3, 2018, in Babson Park and finished off the season sweep with a 6-2 victory over the Huskies on January 10 in Gorham.
vs. New England College
• Babson is 41-21-8 all-time against the Pilgrims in a series that dates back to 1977.
• The Beavers are 5-3-5 versus New England College dating back to the 2014-15 campaign, with six of the 13 games having been decided in overtime.
• Babson and NEC finished deadlocked in both their meetings last season.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (1-1-0, 0-0-0 NEHC) is coming off a 3-1 defeat of Saint Anselm for its first win last Friday.
• Junior Nick Rosa, sophomore Trevor Marcinick and first-year Andrew Holland each scored for the Beavers, who went in front for good late in the second period.
• Rosa (2-0-2) has a goal in each of the first two games, sophomore Zach Richterman (1-1-2) has scored once on the power play, and junior Patrick Flynn (0-2-2) 2and sophomore John Corrigan (0-2-2) are tied for the team lead in assists.
• Sophomore Aidan Murphy stopped 32 of 33 shots in his first career start against Saint Anselm, while junior Brad Arvanitis made 21 saves in a season-opening loss to Curry on November 2.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
• Southern Maine (0-2-0, 0-2-0 NEHC) is coming off a 1-0 loss at No. 2 Norwich last Saturday.
• Junior goaltender Anthony D'Aloisio finished with 39 saves for the Huskies, who went 0-for-3 on the power play and were outshot 40-19 by the Cadets.
• Senior Cody Braga, junior Adam Papsayoanou and sophomore Oskar Bjurstrom have all scored once on the year, while senior Mark Tomascheck leads the team with two assists.
• D'Aloisio and senior Paul Leger have combined to post a 2.42 goals against average and a .935 save percentage in a pair of one-goal losses.
SCOUTING THE PILGRIMS
• New England College (2-2-0, 1-1-0 NEHC) enters the second weekend of league play coming off a 9-3 win at Castleton last Saturday.
• Nikita Pintusov had four goals, Alex Laplante scored twice and Carlos Fornaris and Jhuwon Davis each registered three assists for the Pilgrims, who tallied seven unanswered goals in the second and third periods.
• Pintusov (5-1-6) has scored twice on the power play, Fornaris (1-4-5) leads the team in assists, and Laplante (2-1-3) has produced one game-winning goal.
• Senior netminder Anthony Puppulo owns a 3.71 goals against average and a .870 save percentage while starting all four games this season.
• This weekend's trip to Southern Maine and New England College kicks off a seven-game stretch of road games over the next three weekends.
• Babson will visit Norwich and Castleton on November 22-23 before concluding the trip with games at Tufts (November 26), Williams (November 30) and Amherst (December 1).
LIGHTING THE LAMP
• Sophomores Mike Egan (3-3-6) and Matt Wiesner (3-0-3) combined for six goals in two games last season against Southern Maine, while Rosa (2-4-6) was a part of half of Babson's 12 scores in two games versus the Huskies.
• Wiesner also scored in both meetings against New England College, while sophomore Ryan Black chipped in with a goal and two assists for three points against the Pilgrims.
MOVING UP THE CHARTS
• Head coach Jamie Rice '90 enters his 16th season at the helm of the program needing just two 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 245 career victories.
NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers averaged 3.2 goals per contest in 10 road games against NEHC foes last winter.