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College hockey notes: Vecchione is his own biggest critic

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
After winning a second straight ECAC Hockey player of the week award on Tuesday, one would surmise that Union sophomore center Mike Vecchione would be happy.

Hockey: Roles reversed in Dutchmen-Huskies series

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Just over 10 months ago, Union was a 10th-ranked team heading to Minnesota to take on top-ranked St. Cloud State in a two-game series. The Dutchmen came away from that December series with a win and a tie.
Now, the two teams meet this weekend for another non-conference, two-game series, this time at Messa Rink. Tonight’s game starts at 7.

Rowing: SCCC's Royals not afraid of competition

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Schen­ectady County Community College’s relatively new crew program has a small budget, but huge hopes.

Freshmen having impact at both ends of ice for Union

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
One of the questions the Union hockey team faced heading into this season was how would it replace six key members of last year’s national championship squad.
The focus was on the eight freshmen — five forwards and three defensemen — and whether they would not only fit in right away, but could they contribute on the scoresheet.
Doyle upbeat, despite lack of playing time

Doyle upbeat, despite lack of playing time

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Meghan Doyle knew what she was getting into when she signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Notre Dame.
A two-time state Class AA state co-player of the year while at Niskayuna High School, Doyle has found playing minutes tough to come by. But she says the experience has been worth it.

Area College Football: Union drops sixth straight

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Tyler Ward completed 25 of 32 passes for 275 yards and a passing touchdown, along with three rushing scores, as Western New England University remained undefeated with a 36-14 victory over struggling Union College in a non-league football game at Frank Bailey Field Saturday.
ORONO, Maine

College Hockey: Union completes Maine sweep

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

As player at Providence College, Union coach Rick Bennett knows that games at Maine’s Alfond Arena can get a little wild and crazy. Such was the case Saturday. The game was chippier than Friday, probably because the Back Bears weren’t happy with their effort in Friday’s 3-0 loss to the second-ranked Dutchmen.

College hockey: Wilkins lifts Union to 3-0 win

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
After serving a three-game suspension for violating team rules, Union junior forward Matt Wilkins had a lot to prove to his teammates and the coaching staff.
Playing with a lot of tenacity in his first game of the season, Wilkins scored a key third-period goal that helped the second-ranked Dutchmen improve to 3-0 with a 3-0 non-conference victory over Maine on Friday at Alfond Arena.

Deep bench will be a big plus for Saints

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Without overtime, there are only 40 minutes in a college basketball game.
That might not be quite enough to satisfy this year’s Siena College basketball team.

Basketball: Great Danes adjusting to shorter lineup

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
In the Will Brown era, big has always been better for the University at Albany men’s basketball program.
Not only has Brown preferred larger lineups in the guard and forward positions, but he’s also been a fan of huge centers, like 7-footer Kirsten Zoellner (2005-06) and 6-11 John Puk (2011-14), who anchored the four teams that earned NCAA tournament appearances.
This year’s team might be smaller than usual, at least early on.

Union hockey: Gingras always has a backup plan

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Had Union junior defenseman Sebastien Gingras kept his commitment to Maine a few years ago, he would be playing for the Black Bears against the Dutchmen this weekend.
Instead, Gingras will get to face Maine (0-2) as the defending NCAA champion and second-ranked Dutchmen (2-0) visit Alfond Arena in Orono for a two-game non-conference series.

College hockey notes: New lighting system getting rave reviews

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Fans attending the three Union men’s hockey games and three Dutchwomen contests recently at Messa Rink haved notice a big change.
A brighter change.

Union Hockey: Dutchmen focus on games

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
It certainly was an emotional week last week for the defending NCAA hockey-champion Union Dutchmen. Between the suspensions of three players to celebrating their NCAA and ECAC Hockey championships to playing their first two games of the season, Union coach Rick Bennett seemed a bit drained late Saturday night following the Dutchmen’s 3-1 victory over the University of New Hampshire.

College hockey: Gophers blank Engineers, 3-0

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Seth Ambroz scored late in the first period, and goalie Adam Wilcox stopped all 22 shots he faced as top-ranked Minnesota blanked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3-0, to win the IceBreaker tournament championship on Sunday at Notre Dame.
Short-handed goals spark Union

Short-handed goals spark Union

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Sam Coatta and Sebastien Gingras tallied short-handed goals 58 seconds apart on the same New Hampshire power play to spark Union College to a 3-1 non-conference win over the Wildcats Saturday night at Messa Rink.

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