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11-11-2012, 04:06 AM
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Purple Eagles Extend Unbeaten Streak To Seven Games -

WEST POINT, NY – The Niagara men’s hockey team swept the Army Black Knights on Saturday evening as the Purple Eagles remain undefeated in conference play and extend its unbeaten streak to seven games. (LS: Niagara won 4-1) The unbeaten streak is currently tied for the longest in the nation, as Boston College/Union have also gone seven games without a loss.

The Purple Eagles (6-2-3; 5-0-0) had several players earn multiple-point nights with Mike Benedict leading the way with two scores, while Ryan Rashid and Hugo Turcotte each had a two-point night with a pair of helpers each.

Goaltender Carsen Chubak wrapped up the night with 30 saves and found himself in the Niagara history books, as the junior keeper now holds the record for most consecutive shutout minutes with 258.32. Chubak took the top spot from Greg Gardner (’00) who held the record with 232.38 minutes. Chubak is also now tied for third in the NCAA history with three consecutive shutouts, in the company of goalies such as Jimmy Howard and Ryan Miller.

Niagara wraps up its three-game road trip with a battle against cross-town rival the Canisius Golden Griffins on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 pm ET. The Purple Eagles are then back on Monteagle Ridge for four out of the next five contests to conclude the 2012 portion of the schedule starting with Robert Morris on Saturday, Nov. 17.


Purple Eagles related - Congrats to the Niagara Purple Eagles Men's Soccer Team on defeating top-seeded Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds in the MAAC Tournament Final on Saturday to earn the program’s first ever MAAC title and first berth into the NCAA tournament. Senior Bryan Da Cruz scored the winning goal in the second overtime to give the Purple Eagles a 1-0 victory. The Purple Eagles will now wait to see who their first round opponent is when the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer selection show airs LIVE on at 5:30 pm ET on Monday, Nov. 12.

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