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FGCU faces Central Michigan and USF before heading to mid-season break

The Florida Gulf Coast University DII hockey team gears up to compete against the Central Michigan Chippewas at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Germain Arena. The second of the two game series will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $5 at the door, but free with your Eagle ID.
The Chippewas travel to Florida bearing a 7-4-1 record. Left-winger Nathan Allgaier and Mason Kelbel lead Central Michigan with a combined 37 points. FGCU goaltending has been steadfast against the offensive efforts of its opponents. Mike Reed posting an impressive .947 save percentage followed by Tyler Tracy with .914.
The Eagles remain undefeated. On Nov. 21 and 22 the Eagles, with scores of 8-0 and 7-1, crushed the UMASS Lowell Riverhawks.
Key players
Friday — Bryan Valancy (3G), Dan Echeverri (2G, 1A), Kristian Avellanet (1G, 1A), Dillon Duprey (1G), Nick Schilson (1G), Mike Chemello (3A), Nick Houser (3A), Colton Bailey (1A), Jake Leonard (1A), Chris Grosvenor (1A), Jordan Klotz (1A), Logan Garst (1A), Rob Marlinski (1A).
Saturday — Duprey (2G), Eduardo Leon (1G), Echeverri (1G, 1A), Houser (1G, 1A), Avellanet (1G, 2A), Mike Boyd (1A), Chemello (1G), Leonard (1A), Garst (1A), Marlinski (1A), Schilson (1A), Klotz (1A)
The Eagles gears up to take on the University of South Florida at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex in Ellenton, Florida. The Bulls travel to Germain Arena for game two of the series at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
The USF Bulls (11-7-0) look to give the travel-worn Eagles (16-1-0) their second loss of the season. Andrew Silvers, Bull’s leading scorer, hopes to penetrate the solid FGCU defense-goaltending pairings. Alex Miller, USF goaltender, will surely struggle to fight off the relentless FGCU offense.
The Eagles traveled to Rockledge, Florida for a three-game, weekend tournament. On Friday, Nov. 21, the Eagles defeated Oakland University with a score of 5-4. Saturday, Nov. 22 was continued with another Eagle victory, over the University of Mississippi 6-3. The weekend wrapped up with a Sunday morning victory over the University of Alabama by a score of 3-2.
Key players
Friday vs. Oakland — Brett Sutton (3G), Trevor Mullaly (1G, 1A), Zach Capco (1G), Ryan McAleese (3A), Kurt Williams (2A), Andrew Tweeton (1A), Steven Perez (1A), James Williams (1A)
Saturday vs. Ole Miss — Sutton (1G, 1A), McAleese (1G, 1A), Eric Mabie (1G), Nick Mucerino (1G), Perez (1G), Williams (1A), Mike Piatek (1G), Mike Gutowitz (1A), Mullaly (1A), Matt Gross (1A), Mike DiVico (1A), Gabe Lamontagne (1A)
Sunday vs. Alabama — Sutton (1G), Mucerino (1G), Perez (1G), Lamontagne (1A), McAleese (1A), Mullaly (1A)

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