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Eagles win autobid and advance to Nationals

The FGCU DII hockey team couldn’t have received a better gift on Valentine’s Day than an autobid win to advance straight to Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. With the autobid, the Eagles no longer have to attend Southeast Regionals and will have a little over three weeks to prepare for Nationals as they defend their National Title. Along with the Eagles, the following teams also received autobids to Nationals: William Patterson, New York University, Liberty University, Lindenwood University-Belleville, Grand Valley State University, Williston State College as well as Northern Arizona University. The Eagles’ regular season ended with 22 wins, one...

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FGCU DII hockey ends regular season unbeaten at home

The FGCU DII men’s hockey team finished up the regular season against UMASS Amherst on Friday, picking up a 5-1 win on Friday night, and a 2-2 tie on Saturday. The Eagles finished the regular season with 21 wins, no losses and a tie at home. Overall, the Eagles only lost one game on the road to DI side Davenport University by a 3-2 score. With the regular season in the books, the Eagles boast an impressive 22-1-0-5 record overall headed into Southeast Regionals. Three players surpassed the fifty point mark over the course of the season: Josh Koerner...

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Eagles DII hockey sweeps rival Davenport

The Eagles were back in action at home last weekend against their rival, Davenport University. The Eagles have come to know Davenport very well this season, already playing it three previous times, all on the road (1-1-1). Davenport was the only team so far this season to defeat the Eagles when they did so on the road last weekend in a closely contested 3-2 game. The Eagles were back and looking for vengeance. And, they did just that at home, taking both wins on the weekend, as they continued to win at home in every game so far this...

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Eagles bounce back from road trip, pick up two wins over DI Towson

The Eagles were looking to put their recent road trip in the rear view mirror as they began their six-game home stand against Towson University (DI). The Eagles would do just that, picking up back-to-back wins over the Towson Tigers. The Eagles were able to take their first win of the weekend on Friday by a score of 4-2. Tyler Tracy would start off the weekend in net for the Eagles, picking up 23 saves on 25 shots. The Eagles were able to spread out their offense with four different players picking up a goal. Jordan Klotz would continue...

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Eagles DII hockey unbeaten streak snapped during weekend road trip

The Eagles’ last road trip of the regular season is one they would likely want to put in the rear view. The Eagles went 0-1-2 on the trip, taking their first loss of the season in a close-fought battle with Davenport University. The Eagles would pick up two ties on the trip in their first (Grand Valley State) and last (Lindenwood University-Belleville) game on the weekend, both by the score of 3-3. The Eagles started off their weekend against Grand Valley University, with the score ending in a 3-3 tie. Tyler Tracy got the start, putting away 26 of...

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Eagles sweep Michigan State, stay unbeaten through 19 games

The Eagles were at home for the last time to take on the Michigan State Spartans, before their second road trip of the season. The Eagles added to their win column on both Saturday and Sunday, picking up   4-3 and 7-3 victories over the Spartans. Friday night, Tyler Tracy would man the crease for the Eagles, stopping 30 of 33 shots for his first win of the new semester. Newcomer, Ty Lasker, picked up three assists on the night, showcasing his passing ability. The Eagles spread out its offense with goals coming from six different players, but assist...

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FGCU DII hockey looks ahead to the second half of the season

The Eagles have been near perfect in the first half of their season, boasting a 15-0-2 record, and coming out on top in every home game so far this season. At home, the Eagles have maintained an average of 6.73 goals a game. While their goaltending has been just as good with the tandem of Bradley Rambhajan and Tyler Tracy allowing a mere 1.33 goals per game on home ice. Rambhajan (10-0) has three shutouts, a 1.67 GAA and a save percentage of .921 overall. While Tracy (5-0-2) has a 2.11 GA, and a .915 save percentage. The Eagles’...

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FGCU DII hockey picks up right where they left off

The Eagles started the New Year off the same way they finished 2016, winning. Coming into the game, the Eagles’ record stood at the top of the ACHA at 13-0-2. The Eagles took their first win of 2017 against the University of Delaware Blue Hens in a 7-0 contest. Bradley Rambhajan came in as the Eagle’s goalie in both games, boasting an impressive goals against average of 1.57, good for fourth in the ACHA, while Jake Wolff got the nod for the Blue Hens both nights. As both teams looked to get their feet back under them after a...

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FGCU DII hockey senior has goals on and off the ice

Nathan Pelligra was standing on the sidelines of a grassy field when he realized he didn’t want to be there. His lacrosse coach was chastising him for taking a swing at an opposing player after the guy kept hitting him in the head with his stick. “He goes, ‘What are you doing? This isn’t hockey!’ And, I kind of took a look around and realized, like, ‘Yeah, you’re right, so why am I playing this?’” Nathan said. He went on to play for the Buffalo Junior Sabres in their 2012-13 season, which saw them named the Ontario Junior Hockey...

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DII Hockey extends undefeated season with 10th and 11th consecutive victories

The FGCU DII men’s hockey team took on the Sacred Heart Pioneers Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 in a back-to-back weekend home stand before the Thanksgiving break, picking up their 10th and 11th wins of the season. The Eagles remained unbeaten with their 5-1 victory in the first matchup where goalie Tyler Tracy saved 23 of 24 shots on the night. Pioneers goalie Brandon Rozzi was busy in net, as he got the loss saving 45 of 50 shots. Game two saw Tyler Tracy picking up the win after coming in for Bradley Rambhajan after he left...

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