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Weekend Preview: Men's Ice Hockey Concludes Road Trip at Old NESCAC Rivals No. 14 Williams and Amherst

Weekend Preview: Men's Ice Hockey Concludes Road Trip at Old NESCAC Rivals No. 14 Williams and Amherst

Men's Ice Hockey at No. 14 Williams
Saturday, November 30 | 3 p.m.
Lansing Chapman Rink | Williamstown, Mass.
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Men's Ice Hockey at Amherst
Sunday, December 1 | 5 p.m.
Orr Rink | Amherst, Mass.

WHAT TO KNOW
• The Babson men's ice hockey team will wrap up its seven-game road trip with visits to old NESCAC rivals Williams and Amherst.
• The weekend road trip caps a three-game week against NESCAC foes that began with a win at Tufts on Tuesday.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. Williams
• Babson is 19-24-3 all-time against the Ephs in a series that dates back to the 1979-80 season.
• Four of the last five meetings between the programs have been decided by a single goal or ended in a tie.
• The Beavers are looking for their first victory in Williamstown since February 2007.

vs. Amherst
• The Beavers are 24-16-3 all-time against the Mammoths in a series that dates back to the 1972-73 campaign.
• Babson has dropped four of its last five games against Amherst.
• Sunday's game will mark the Beavers first visit to Amherst since 2016.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (4-3-0) has won two straight games and is coming off a 2-1 victory at Tufts on Tuesday night.
• Junior Patrick Flynn scored the go-ahead goal at 7:32 of the third period and sophomore goaltender Aidan Murphy stopped 26 of 27 shots for the Beavers, who committed just one penalty
• Flynn (2-5-7) leads the team in assists, sophomore Mike Egan (3-3-6) is one of six players to score on the power play, and classmate Ryan Black has contributed one goal and four assists for five points in seven contests.
• Murphy has gone 4-0-0 with a 1.47 goals against average and a .944 save percentage in four starts, while junior Brad Arvanitis has made two starts posting a 3.05 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.

SCOUTING THE EPHS
• No. 14 Williams (4-0-0) remained unbeaten with a 2-1 win at Tufts last Saturday.
• Sophomore Tyler Cooligan scored early in the first period and classmate Niko Karamanis added a goal just over seven minutes into the second for the Ephs, who are unbeaten through for games for the fourth time in the last seven seasons.
• Junior Myles Cunningham (2-3-5) has at least one point in three of the first four games, senior Will Somers (2-2-4) and junior Jack McCool (0-4-4) have combined for six assists, and Karamanis (3-0-3) has scored twice on the power play.
• Sophomore Cosimo Lazzarino and first-year Evan Ruschil have each started twice combining to post a 1.00 goals against average and a .971 save percentage.

SCOUTING THE MAMMOTHS
• Amherst (2-2) snapped a two-game skid with a 2-0 victory over Saint Michael's on Tuesday night.
• Senior PJ Conlon scored a little over 14 minutes into the first period and junior Jack Lloyd added an insurance goal 65 seconds into the third for the Mammoths, who outshot the Purple Knights 46-14.
• Junior Pieter von Steinbergs (1-4-5) owns the team's lone shorthanded goal, classmate Nick Bondra (1-2-3) has one game-winning goal, and first-year Connor Merrill (2-0-2) has scored in two of his last three appearances.
• First-year Dan Dachille recorded a 14-save shutout in his collegiate debut on Tuesday, while senior Giancarlo Ventre has posted a 2.37 goals against average and a .922 save percentage in his three starts.

STRONG BETWEEN THE PIPES
• Murphy joins Bryan Botcher '19 and Matt Pompa '19 as the lone Babson goaltenders over the last decade to win the first four starts of their respective careers.
• Murphy, who ranks 17th in Division III in goals against average and is tied for 18th nationally in save percentage, is looking to become the first Beavers' netminder over the last two decades to win his first five collegiate starts.

SPECIAL TEAMS SUCCESS
• Despite and 0-for-4 night at Tufts on Tuesday, the Green and White ranks 12th in Division III on the power play converting 26.1 percent (6-of-23) of its chances.
• Babson also ranks 14th on the penalty kill and has killed off nine straight minors over its last three games. No program in the country is averaging fewer penalty minutes a game than the Beavers' 6.00 as well.

BEAVER BITES
• Marcinick has scored the opening goal in each of the Beavers' last two games.
• Flynn has produced back-to-back multi-point games, and has had a hand in four of Babson's last five goals.
• Sophomore Matt Wiesner finished with a goal and an assist in last year's loss to Williams, while junior Christian Faggas scored in last season's loss against Amherst.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 3-0-0 this season when leading after two periods.

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