Tuesday, October 5, 2010

UNB Finishes US Road Trip at RPI

When the puck drops at 8pm AST tonight, the V-Reds will be looking to make it 3 for 3 vs the always tough NCAA teams on this year's trip through the northeastern USA.  Tonight's opponents, RPI, should continue to provide a challenge, as insidecollegehockey.com has them ranked 13th in the nation to start the year (out of 58 teams).

This will be the first time RPI and UNB have met.  David corrected us:
"Not the first time RPI met, but it has been 50 years! Eric dug around to find the games.

They played the Engineers three times in the late 50's/early 60's and UNB has two losses and a tie. Their last game was Dec. 30, 1960 (at Troy) where they lost 4-1."

RPI is throwing a strong veteran team with 17 players in year 3 or 4 of eligibility. The official RPI Athletics website provides a good look their team's chances for the NCAA season.

Looks like live stats and audio feed will be available.

7 comments:

David Kilfoil said...

Not the first time RPI met, but it has been 50 years! Eric dug around to find the games.

They played the Engineers three times in the late 50's/early 60's and UNB has two losses and a tie. Their last game was Dec. 30, 1960 (at Troy) where they lost 4-1.

Eric said...

Here are the three previous gmaes.

1. Jan. 12, 1957 UNB vs RPI (L) 5-7
2. Jan. 4, 1958 UNB vs RPI (T) 3-3
3. Dec. 30, 1960 UNB vs RPI (L) 1-4

David Kilfoil said...

Eric, an RPI fan pointed out that there was a more recent game. Not sure why RedSea missed it in the query, but when you review your 1971-72 season record you find:

71-72 Dec 29 B. MacGillivary E4 V vs RPI L 3 - 4 RPI @ RPI-60 shots for RPI

So UNB's record against RPI is actually 0-3-1.

David Kilfoil said...

Oh, for everyone else, that means that UNB last played RPI on Dec. 29, 1971 in Troy, NY and lost 4-3, with RPI getting 60 shots on net.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Here is an article about the game tonight: http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2010/10/05/sports/doc4caaa8e00a5af689790297.txt


Also, RPI may have an experienced team but they also lost their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th leading scorers from last year to the pro's and graduation.

David Kilfoil said...

There will be a live chat during tonight's game on the RPI version of this website:

http://www.withoutapeer.com/2010/10/new-brunswick-in-game-chat.html

Eric said...

Dave - thanks. I forgot to link the US teams from the four seasons I added in May.