Photo credit: Scott Kinville/315 hockey.
By Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.
After four straight games on the road, the Colgate Raiders (4-7-1 overall, 2-2-0 ECAC) return home this weekend for a pair of ECAC games. Their opponent on Friday night at the Class of 1965 Arena will have traveled from Rhode Island as they face the Brown University Bears (1-4-1 overall, 1-4-1 ECAC). The Raiders will wrap up their games this weekend when they take on the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Last weekend the Raiders played a two-game set in the north country which had mixed results. Their first game did not go as they had hoped it would, as they were shut out by the Clarkson Golden Knights by a score of 4-0. Coach Don Vaughn’s team did not let that get them down, however, as the next night, they went into St. Lawrence and defeated the Saints 4-1.
Brown played two games last weekend as well and nearly picked up a victory in both games. On Friday at home, they almost upset the fifth-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats, but ultimately lost by a score of 4-3. The next night they hosted the Princeton Tigers and once again it was one goal that made the difference. Unfortunately for the Bears, it was the Tigers who scored that goal as they defeated Brown by a score of 1-0.
With both teams looking to make up ground in the ECAC, let’s take a look at how the Colgate Raiders and the Brown Bears match up against each other.
Colgate Raiders Team Offense
Goals For: 24.
Goals Per Game (average): 2.0.
Shots Per Game (average): 29.5.
Power Play: 16.7% (8 for 48).
Brown Bears Team Offense
Goals For: 9
Goals Per Game (average): 1.5.
Shots Per Game (average): 23.3.
Power Play: 15.8% (3 for 19).
Colgate Raiders Top Five Scorers
1.) Alex Young: 4 goals + 6 assists = 10 points.
2.) Matt Verboon: 4 goals + 4 assists = 8 points.
3.) Alex DiPaolo: 2 goals + 6 assists = 8 points.
4.) Ross Mitton: 3 goals + 3 assists = 6 points.
5.) Colton Young: 2 goals + 4 assists = 6 points.
Colton Young leads the Raiders in shots with 51.
Brown Bears Top Scorers
1.) Cole Quisenberry: 2 goals + 2 assists = 4 points.
2.) Ryan Bottrill: 0 goals + 3 assists = 3 points.
3.) 5 players tied with 2 points.
Luke Krys leads the Bears in shots with 19.
Colgate Raiders Team Defense
Goals Against: 31.
Goals Against Per Game (average): 2.6.
Shots Against: 390.
Shots Against Per Game (average): 32.5.
Penalty Kill: 83.3% (42 for 48).
Brown Bears Team Defense
Goals Against: 15.
Goals Against Per game (average): 2.5.
Shots Against: 186.
Shots Against Per Game (average): 31.0.
Penalty Kill: 72.2% (26 for 36).
Colgate Raiders Goaltending
Carter Gylander has a record of 4-7-1, with a GAA of 2.51, a save percentage of 0.923 and one shutout.
Andrew Takacs and Nick Haas have no statistics yet for this season.
Brown Bears Goaltending
Mathieu Caron has a record of 1-4-1 with a GAA of 2.48, and a 0.919 save percentage. He is the only goaltender of record for the Bears so far this season.
Friday night’s game is scheduled to start at 7 pm EST. Television coverage will be on ESPN+, and live stats for the game and more information about Colgate Raiders hockey can be found at https://colgateathletics.com.