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The Home Stretch Begins

Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Union will begin the home stretch of the 2003-2004 season on
the road this weekend, playing at Vermont and Dartmouth. The Dutchmen
have ten games remaining, with six of those coming on the road. The
Dutchmen own a 2-6-2 record against their remaining opponents, and will
be looking to position themselves for home ice in the first round of the
ECAC playoffs. To do so, the Dutchmen will need to overtake at least two
teams, as they are three full games out of hosting in the first round.
Union will go for six in a row against the Catamounts, who own a 14-9-2
all-time series record against Union. The Dutchmen and Big Green have
split their last five games, each team winning twice, and tying once.
Dartmouth holds a 16-11-1 all-time record against Union. The Dutchmen
concluded their non-conference play with a 6-4-2 record, defeating
Sacred Heart at home on Friday, 4-3 in overtime.

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The Most Exciting Play in Hockey

Posted on Jan 30, 2004

The Dutchmen made team history on Saturday, January 17th, as a
penalty shot was called against a Union opponent for the very first time
since the team moved to the Division I level. Colgate junior Dave Thomas
intercepted a pass in the neutral zone during the second period and
turned on the jets. He quickly advanced over the blue line heading
straight at Dutchmen goalie Kris Mayotte. Dutchmen junior Chris
DiStefano skated onto the play and hooked Thomas down before reaching
the Union net. By rule, for a penalty shot to be awarded, a skater must
have possession of the puck over the opponents blue line, and be
intentionally taken down on the play. Sure enough, Thomas' play more
than qualified at the 13:57 mark and the crowd went silent awaiting one
of the most exciting plays in sports. Thomas collected the puck at
center ice and went in alone on Mayotte. A right shoulder deke by Thomas
was not enough to throw off a calm and concentrated Mayotte, who stuck
with Thomas to make a left side pad save, the first in Union's D-I
history! The Dutchmen have attempted two penalty shots of their own as a
Division I team. On December 29, 1993 Troy Stevens missed a penalty shot
at Concordia; and more recently, on January 4, 2003, Glenn Sanders
scored on a penalty shot at then Achilles Rink against Harvard.

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Bouchard One of Eight

Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Olivier Bouchard

Freshman forward Olivier Bouchard (Quebec City, Quebec) is one of
eight ECAC players ranked on the NHL's Central Scouting Service Mid-Term
Rankings for the 2004 NHL entry draft. Scouts have been visiting Messa
Rink to keep an eye on this solid freshman. The draft will be held June
26-27 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bouchard is the team's fifth leading
scorer with four goals and seven assists for eleven points.

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Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Through Feb. 9
Arts Atrium Gallery
Exhibition of woodcut prints by Mexican printmaker Humberto Valdez.

Through March 14
Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial
“Method & Metaphor,” selected works from the Seena and Arnold
Davis' Old Master Collection.

Through end of term
Social Sciences gallery
Exhibition of quilts by local artists.

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Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Jan. 29

12:30 p.m.
Social Sciences 104 –
Pizza and Politics presents “The Democratic Race:  After Iowa and New Hampshire.” Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha and the
Department of Political Science with funding from an Intellectual Enrichment
6:30 p.m.
Women's Studies
Lounge, Reamer 302 – Profs. Seyfollah Maleki, physics, and Charlotte G. Borst,
dean of arts and sciences, will discuss the struggles and successes of women in
science fields. Sponsored by Las Hermanas de Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda
Pi Chi Sorority Inc. in conjunction with the National Society of Black

Saturday, Jan. 31 to Monday, Feb. 2
8 &
10:30 p.m. – Reamer Campus Center Auditorium – Movie: Matrix Revolutions

Saturday, Jan. 31
2 p.m.
Alumni Gymnasium Pool
– Swim teams vs. Hamilton.

2 p.m.
Memorial Fieldhouse –
Women's basketball vs. Vassar (UCAA contest)
4 p.m.
Memorial Fieldhouse –
Men's basketball vs. Vassar (UCAA contest)

4 p.m.
Messa Rink at the Achilles Center – Women's hockey vs. Dartmouth (ECAC Div. I league game)

10 p.m. – Nott Memorial – Winter formal,
masquerade ball.

Sunday, Feb. 1
3 p.m. – Memorial Chapel – Chamber Music Series
featuring the Concertante Chamber Players. Free for Union students with ID.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
10 p.m. – Old Chapel – Comic Dan Mengini

Thursday, Feb. 5
4:30 p.m. – Humanities 213 – Philosophy Talks
hosting guest speaker Susan Wolf of the University of North Carolina, “The Meanings of Lives.”

Friday, Feb. 6
5 to 7 p.m. – Dutch Hollow – Pre-game party.
6 p.m.
– Memorial Fieldhouse –
Women's basketball vs. William Smith (UCAA contest).
7 p.m.
Messa Rink at Achilles Center – Men's hockey vs. Clarkson (Alumni
Weekend – ECAC contest).
8 p.m. – Memorial Fieldhouse – Men's basketball
vs. Hobart (UCAA contest).

Friday, Feb. 6 to Monday, Feb. 9
8 & 10 p.m
. – Reamer Campus Center auditorium – Movie: Scary Movie 3

Saturday, Feb. 7
2 p.m.
– Memorial Fieldhouse –
Women's basketball vs. Hamilton (UCAA contest).
2 p.m.
Messa Rink at Achilles Center – Women's hockey vs. Princeton (ECAC contest).
4 p.m.
– Memorial Fieldhouse –
Men's basketball vs. Hamilton (UCAA contest).

7 p.m. – Old Chapel – Benefit concert for AIDS
education and research, sponsored by Gamma Sigma Sigma
7 p.m.
Messa Rink at Achilles Center – Men's hockey vs. St. Lawrence (Alumni
Game – ECAC contest).

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