The men's hockey team got back on the winning track against its ECAC rivals when it swept Vermont, 3-1, and Dartmouth, 4-3, at Achilles Rink. The win over Vermont not only prevented the Catamount coach Mike Gilligan from earning his 300th career win, it snapped the Dutchmen's eight-game league losing streak. Union had not won an ECAC game since defeating Colgate, 4-2, on November 11.
In fact, last weekend's ECAC sweep was the first for Union since they beat Cornell, 2-0, and Colgate on November 10 and 11. The win also gave the Garnet sole possession of 10th place in the league (the final play-off spot), one game a head of Colgate.
Two of the players responsible for getting Union back on track were the Goodjohn brothers, sophomore forward Kris and freshman defenseman Kurt. Kris had an assist each night while Kurt provided the Dutchmen with some solid play at the blue line.
Kris, who scored four goals and 12 points in 33 games last year, has six goals and 16 points in 24 games this season. He has also been one of the Dutchmen's top face-off men the last two years, winning a team-high 286 last year and has a team-leading 288 this season.
Kurt, who scored his only collegiate point (an assist) on January 10 in a non-league game against UMass-Lowell, has played in 17 games this season. He is currently 8th on the 24-man roster in plus/minus.
The Goodjohns are from from Calgary, Alberta.