RMU ACHA D-I men’s hockey team unable to secure first win since winter break

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Amy Shubilla

The RMU ACHA D-I men’s hockey team took on the Duquesne Dukes last night in search of its first win since returning from winter break, but were unable to add to its win category, suffering a 1-0 lose.

With a shortened bench due to injuries to several players, the team did its best with what they had to work with, which included placing injured player Zach Barto behind the bench to help with the coaching.

“With a lot of guys hurt it was kind of tough to put a solid line together. Especially since we only ran three lines with another set of wings on the forth, we had to alternate a center through. Sarin was playing, was double shifting, every other shift “, said the junior forward “For what we had I think we played a great game, we took our punches and it just didn’t work out in the end.”

Although the only goal of the game wouldn’t come until the third period, the teams took turns spending time in the penalty box.

The Colonials went 0-4 on the power play and 3-0 on the penalty kill. However the Dukes’ lone goal would be a shorthanded goal coming from Evan Gorse with the assist to Michael Seifert.

With two games left in the season, the team looks to finish on a strong note

“It was an important game; we need to win at least one game to get into the playoffs right now. It was important we really wanted to win,” said sophomore Andrew Lister. “We have to score, I guess puck possession and getting more shots on the net”

The team with compete in their last home game Saturday at 3:35 p.m. against Lebanon Valley College before finishing out the season on the road at John Carroll University.