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Game Preview: No. 15/13 Men's Ice Hockey vs. Castleton

Game Preview: No. 15/13 Men's Ice Hockey vs. Castleton

No. 15/13 Men's Ice Hockey vs. Castleton
Saturday, November 12—4 p.m.
Babson Skating Center—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Castleton will meet for the 22nd time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 2004. The Beavers hold a 13-5-3 edge all-time and have won three of their last four against the Spartans.

Junior Charlie Ackerman scored the go-ahead goal at 14:18 of the second period and Jamie Murray '16 made 28 saves to help the Beavers defeat Castleton, 4-1, on January 22, 2016, in Babson Park. Senior Tim Searles and junior Josh Casper added empty-net tallies in the final two minutes to help Babson put the game away.

Erick Mack and Charles Bando each scored in the second period and junior goaltender Ryan Mulder stopped a then-career-high 46 shots as Castleton topped Babson, 3-1, on January 30, 2014, in Rutland, Vt. Junior Rob Devaney scored the Beavers lone goal in the loss.

Castleton (2-2-1, 1-2-0 NEHC) has dropped two straight games after suffering a 7-1 loss at second-ranked UMass Boston on Friday night. Senior Bart Moran scored 38 seconds into the third period for the Spartans, who gave up five goals in the second period. Moran (3-2-5) has scored twice this season on the power play, senior Kevin Rosset (2-1-3) is second on the team with 14 penalty minutes and first-year Troy Taylor leads the squad with three assists. Mulder has started all five games and owns a 2.39 goals against average and a .915 save percentage after giving up five tallies on 20 shots on Friday against the Beacons.

No. 15 13 Babson (2-1-1, 1-0-0 NEHC) scored twice on the power play in Friday's 2-1 victory over Skidmore. Devaney tied the game in the second period and senior Bill Seligman notched the go-ahead tally at 14:41 of the third for the Beavers, who got 36 saves from sophomore netminder Matt Pompa. Seligman (2-3-5) and Devaney (2-2-4) have each scored once on the power play, while Searles, senior Michael Phillips and sophomore Tommy Munichiello have all contributed a goal and two assists for three points. Pompa and fellow sophomore Bryan Botcher have combined to post a 2.45 goals against average and a .928 save percentage over the first four games.

Babson head coach Jamie Rice picked up his 199th career victory on Friday night against Skidmore and needs just one more to become the second coach in program history to surpass 200 wins.  

The Beavers rallied to win for the second time in as many games when allowing the first goal against the Thoroughbrds on Friday and are now 2-0-1 when giving up the first goal this season.

The Green and White has scored five goals over the last three games on the power play with each tally coming from a different player.

The Beavers are 9-0-1 over their last 10 games at home going back to last January.