Welcome back Sacred Heart. Here’s a brief look at what you missed during the break…
Heading into the break under .500, with a 7-8-1 record, the women’s ice hockey team has since ripped off six wins in 10 tries, improving to 13-11-2 overall. Led by sophomore forward Casey Stathopoulos (28 points in 25 games), the Pioneers’ January stretch also included a second place finish at the DoubleTree Ice Hockey Classic in Burlington, Vt. and third place at the Rutland Herald Invitational in Rutland, Vt. The University of New England visits the Wonderland of Ice on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m.). Saturday is also Senior Day for the departing Pioneers.
The men’s ice hockey team remains winless for the 2012-13 season, dropping eight more over the break to fall to 0-22-2. Sophomore forward Brian Sheehan, a former EJHL All-Star, leads the Pioneers in points (20) and goals (10). Sacred Heart has 10 more shots to get in the win column, beginning with a trip to Robert Morris University this weekend for a set. The Pioneers return home next Saturday when the College of the Holy Cross stops by the Milford Ice Pavilion at 7 p.m.
The men’s volleyball team went 0-for-January to begin their season. The Pioneers dropped matches at home to Grand Canyon, IPFW, and Ball State; and on the road to Penn State and Saint Francis (PA). Led by seniors Adrian Fernandez and Garrett Minyard, Sacred Heart will look to right the ship in February; beginning with Ramapo and Stevens Tech on Saturday. The Pioneers return to the Pitt Center on Feb. 15 in a rematch with Saint Francis (PA).