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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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FGCU DII hockey completes first road trip, stay unbeaten

The Eagles traveled up to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they tied twice and won once on their back-to-back-to-back three-game series against Davenport University, improving the Eagles’ record to 9-0-2 on the season. This series was an interesting one, as the Eagles faced the DII squad on the first two nights and facedthe DI squad on the third straight night. The Eagles took a tie against the Davenport DII squad in a 3-3 contest. The Eagles fell into a 2-0 hole in the first period. They would answer to the adversity with three straight goals in the second period, not...

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FGCU DII hockey defeats Miami in biggest tilt of the season

The FGCU DII men’s hockey team defeated the Miami RedHawks 2-1 in the most defensive game for the Eagles thus far Friday night. Through the first six games, the Eagles were averaging over nine goals a game and hadn’t scored under seven in any game thus far. One thing that did hold true for the Eagles was their dominant physical defense that didn’t buckle under the pressure in the final minutes against a ruthless Miami forecheck. RedHawks goaltender Jake Gerdes collected his first loss of the season in a tough one against the Eagles while Tyler Tracy was stellar...

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FGCU DII hockey ranked No. 1 in first ACHA poll

The defending ACHA Champion FGCU DII men’s hockey team is undefeated through six games played this season, and it’s not gone unnoticed. The Eagles were ranked No. 1 in the southeast region in the first DII ACHA poll. The Eagles were given a rating of 90.44 out of 100 by the ACHA. The only team that ranked better out of four regions was Davenport University, in the central division, with a 90.63 rating. The Eagles have a potent offense, scoring an average of 9.3 goals a game. Their offense is evenly distributed throughout their lineup with Michael Chemello, David...

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FGCU DII hockey keeps rolling with win over SUNY Cortland

The FGCU DII men’s hockey team took on the DI SUNY Cortland Red Dragons for the second straight night in another high-scoring battle. The Eagles would rally for their sixth straight win in a 12-3 victory. Coming into the game, the Eagles were averaging nine goals a game. Eagles goalie Bradley Rambhajan took his third win of the season, allowing one goal before being relieved for the last 13 minutes of the third by AJ Brink. Hunter Anderson would take the loss after allowing 12 goals before being pulled for Elliot Messmer with 3:23 remaining in the game. The Eagles picked up right where...

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FGCU DII hockey extends win streak to five with win over SUNY Cortland

The FGCU DII men’s hockey team picked up an 8-0 victory Friday over the DI SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. Coming into the game, the Eagles had won their last four games, never scoring less than seven goals. The Red Dragons came into the game with a 3-2-1 record. FGCU’s Bradley Rambhajan picked up his second shutout on the year and third win. “There’s a lot of communication and shot blocking on defense right now,” Rambhajan said. “And, on the shots that do get through, they’re able to give me a clear lane to see, so it’s a lot easier...

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FGCU DII hockey completes weekend sweep of Holy Cross

The FGCU DII men’s hockey team extended its win streak to four with a 9-1 win over Holy Cross in front of a packed house Saturday night. This was a special night for the Eagles in numerous ways; it was the second game of Eagle Family Weekend as well as the ACHA National Championship ring ceremony. Eleven players on the current roster accepted their rings prior to the game. FGCU’s goaltender picked up his second win of the season, saving 21 of 22 shots. While Holy Cross netminder William Huntress collected a loss while being peppered with a total...

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