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Division III hits the road, Division II brings UMass Lowell to Germain

This weekend, the Florida Gulf Coast University D2 hockey team prepares to host the UMASS Lowell Riverhawks at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at Germain Arena. Game two of the series will resume at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Tickets are $5 at the door, but free with your Eagle ID.
The Riverhawks (5-7-1) have given up almost as many goals as they’ve scored. Leading UMASS scorer Matthew Hogan aims to capitalize against the solid FGCU defense. On average, the Eagles allow 2.46 goals, and score 7.69 goals per game. The Riverhawks’ leading goaltender, Matthew Whittingham, will attempt to thwart the relentless Eagles’ offense, but with a 2.51 GAA, his efforts might be met with adversity.
The Northeastern University Huskies traveled to Germain Arena on Friday, Nov. 14 to challenge the Eagles in the first of a two-game, weekend matchup. FGCU went on to defeat the Huskies by scores of 6-3 and 6-2.
Key players: 
Nov. 14 — Dan Echeverri (2G, 2A), Nick Houser (1G, 3A), Mike Chemello (1G, 1A), Dillon Duprey (1G, 1A), Jordan Klotz (1G), Rob Marlinski (2A), Logan Garst (1A), Jake Leonard (1A) GK Mike Reed 33 saves
Nov. 15 — Nick Schilson (2G, 3A), Duprey (2G, 1A), Klotz (1G, 2A), Houser (1G), Chemello (2A), Echeverri (2A) GK Tyler Tracy 25 saves
Division III
The FGCU D3 hockey team travels to Rockledge, Florida, this week, for a three-game, weekend tournament. At 9:30 p.m.  Friday, Nov. 21, the Eagles take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. The weekend tournament continues at 7:45 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 22 when FGCU will face the Ole Miss Rebels. Sunday morning, the Eagles will conclude the weekend tournament at 9:45 a.m. with a matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Oakland University Golden Grizzlies (15-0-2) pose a large threat for the Eagles, having scored 104 goals in 17 games. Zach Massa leads the grizzlies with 20 goals, so far, this season. Oakland goaltender Kyle Gagnon challenges FGCU with a .934 save percentage.
The University of Mississippi (2-4-4) poses less of an offensive threat to the Eagles. Ole Miss has only scored 33 goals in its first 10 games and have allowed 37. Dan Warnecke leads the Rebels averaging one point per game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1-1) has three players who pose a great threat to the FGCU defense. Kenneth Jannsen, Bryan Puffer and Michael Ahearn have tallied 17+ points and scored 25 goals, prior to this weekend.
The Eagles traveled to the University of Tampa on Friday, Nov. 14 and defeated the Spartans 9-4 before returning home to Germain Arena. On Satuday, Nov. 15 the Eagles continued to decimate the Spartans with a 7-5 home win.
Key players: 
Nov. 14 — Zach Capco (2G), Eric Mabie (1G, 4A), Jimmy Williams (1G, 3A), Ryan McAleese (1G, 2A) Mike Gutowitz (1G, 1A), Trevor Mullay (1G), Brett Marra (1G), Nick Mucerino (1G), Steven Perez (2A), Brett Sutton (1A), Tyler Reichl (1A), Gabe Lamontagne (1A) GK Tyler Toyota 24 saves
Nov. 15 — McAleese (2G, 1A), Sutton (1G, 2A) Andrew Tweeton (1G, 1A), Williams (1G), Paul Moneuse (1G), Reichl (1G), Matt Gross (2A), Mullay (2A), Marra (1A), Mucerino (1A), Capco (1A), Mike Piatek (1A), Lamontagne (1A) GK Kyle Torres 17 saves

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