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Weekend preview: Eat big, win bigger

November 24, 2011

The Lowell River Hawks (6-4-0, 4-3-0 HE) vs. the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers (0-12-1)

4 p.m. Friday at Tsongas Center, Lowell, Mass.

Lowell is tied for fifth in Hockey East with eight points from seven games. UAH doesn’t have a conference.

Last three games
Lowell — 4-0 vs. Amherst, 0-5 at UNH, 4-3 at Maine.
UAH — 0-6 at Merrimack, 2-4 at Providence, 0-3 at Providence.

Prior meetings
Lowell is 8-1-0 against Huntsville, all-time.

Season series
Nothing to report.

Top scorers
Lowell:
Riley Wetmore — 10 GP, 7-4-11 (7 GP, 4-2-6 HE)
Matt Ferreira — 10, 5-5-10 (7, 3-4-7)
Scott Wilson — 9, 4-5-9 (6, 4-3-7)
Joe Pendenza — 10, 3-6-9 (7, 2-5-7)
Chad Ruhwedel — 9, 2-7-9 (6, 2-4-6)

UAH:
Kyle Lysaght — 12 GP, 3-2-5
Mac Roy — 12, 3-1-4
Justin Cseter — 12, 1-2-3
Curtis deBruyn — 12, 0-3-3
Ben Reinhardt — 12, 0-3-3

Goaltending
Lowell:
Doug Carr (5-1-0) — 6 GP, 359:46, 1.83 GAA/.923 sv% (4 GP, 299:36, 2.00/.915 HE)
Brian Robbins (1-3-0) — 4, 197:29, 4.25/.860 (1, 76:35, 7.05/.827)
Marc Boulanger (0-0-0) — 1, 43:03, 2.79/.818 (same)

UAH:
Clark Saunders (0-9-1) — 11 GP, 651:16, 3.32 GAA/.915 sv%
John Griggs (0-3-0) — 3, 127:40, 5.65/.833

Team stats
Lowell:
Overall (10 games) — 35 goals for (3.50/gm), 28 goals against (2.80/gm). Power play 14/60 (23.3%, 1 SHGA), penalty kill 33/41 (80.5%, 1 SHGF)
Hockey East (7 games) — 25 goals for (3.57/gm), 22 goals against (3.14/gm). Power play 10/42 (23.8%, 1 SHGA), penalty kill 24/31 (77.4%, 1 SHGF)

UAH:
Overall (13 games) — 10 goals for (0.77/gm), 48 goals against (3.69/gm). Power play 4/58 (6.9%, 1 SHGA), penalty kill 46/62 (74.2%, 0 SHGF)

Outlook
Frankly if Lowell doesn’t win this one by like three we’re going to spend the rest of the weekend crying.

There’s nothing else to say about this game. Lowell is good. Huntsville is very, very bad. To the point that they’re not even worth discussing. Enjoy your turkey.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 24, 2011 8:07 am

    Go chargers.

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