After one non-conference game last Sunday, the Union Dutchmen are back on
the road this Thanksgiving weekend, visiting Harvard and Brown. These ECAC
contests will be a tough test for Union, squaring up with teams that are ranked
first and fourth in the conference. Harvard is also ranked nationally, coming in
at 13th overall. Union is currently tied with Clarkson for sixth place in the ECAC,
five points behind Harvard and three points behind Brown.
Harvard is coming off of its third loss of the season on Tuesday night, a 3-0
shutout thanks to Boston University of Hockey East. Their league losses have
come against Brown (4-0) and Cornell (5-2) while they have defeated Dartmouth,
Vermont, Clarkson, St. Lawrence, and Colgate.
The Crimson are averaging 3.25 goals per game compared to the 2.38 of their
opponents. Tim Pettit and Tyler Kolarik lead Harvard with 1.25 points/game.
Goalie Dov Grumet-Morris has played in all eight games with a 2.15 GAA and
Harvard swept the Dutchmen last season by a score of 3-2 at Achilles and 4-0
at Bright. Current Dutchmen scoring vs. the season are Jason Kean (1-0-1),
Joel Beal (0-1-1) and Kris Goodjohn (0-1-1).
Brown was swept last weekend with ECAC losses to Colgate (3-0) and Cornell
(5-0). They have beaten Harvard, Vermont, Dartmouth, and St. Lawrence in
league play, their third loss coming to Clarkson (5-1).
The Bears average 2.71 goals per game while their opponents average 2.29. Les
Haggett leads Brown with 1.29 points/game and goalie Yann Danis has a 2.29
GAA and .915 sv%.
Union split with Brown last season with both teams winning at home (Union 3-
2 win, Brown 4-2 win). Randy Dagenais (1-1-2), Jordan Webb (1-0-1), Joel Beal
(0-1-1), Kris Goodjohn (0-1-1), and Nathan Gillies (0-1-1) each registered points
vs. the Bears in 2001-02.
Dutchmen to watch include Joel Beal and Kris Goodjohn, who are 1st and 2nd in
league scoring, and Kris Mayotte who leads the league with a .917 win %.
Nathan Gillies and Jordan Webb are also in the top-10 of ECAC scoring. Beal,
Goodjohn, Gillies, and Webb are all averaging at least one point/game with Beal
leading the group (1.33 pts/gm). Goodjohn, Gillies, Brian Kerr, Max Seel,
Jonathan Poirier, and Marc Neron each have scoring streaks on the line this