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College hockey: Hunch pays off for Engineers (with videos)

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute coach Seth Appert pulled off a surprise Friday, starting sophomore goalie Scott Diebold instead of senior Bryce Merriam, who played the majority of the games last year, for the Engineers’ season-opening game against 11th-ranked Ferris State, a team that played in the NCAA Frozen Four final last April.

It was a hunch, but it proved to be a good hunch.

Diebold made 30 saves, including a spectacular one to preserve a ...

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