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01-27-2013, 08:24 AM
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NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. - In a game that saw a lot of goal and momentum swings, the nationally-ranked No. 17 Niagara men’s hockey team defeated RIT, 6-4, in Atlantic Hockey action in front of a sold out crowd at Dwyer Arena on Saturday evening.

Seven Purple Eagles pocketed a two-point night, with C.J. Chartrain leading the way two a pair of goals. Marc Zanette (1-1-2), Dan Kolenda (1-1-2), Ryan Murphy (0-2-2), Patrick Divjak (1-1-2), Chris Lochner (0-2-2) and Ryan Rashid (1-1-2) also collected two points in 60 minutes of action. In goal, Carsen Chubak had 30 saves to improve to 14-3-5 on the season.

Niagara returns to action on Friday, Feb. 1 when the Purple Eagles host the Bentley Falcons in game one of a weekend series that wraps up the following day. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. for both nights, with Time Warner Sports Channel Buffalo broadcasting the action on Friday.

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY – The RIT men’s hockey team (8-11-5, 6-7-4 AHA) had its four-game unbeaten streak snapped, falling to No. 17 Niagara University (15-4-5, 14-1-2 AHA) by a score of 6-4 in a wild, high-scoring affair in front of 1,559 fans at Dwyer Arena on Saturday night.

Chris Saracino (St. Louis, MO) and Mike Colavecchia (Maple, Ontario) both tallied a goal and two assists for the Tigers in the losing effort. Greg Noyes (Lucan, Ontario) added a goal and an assist, while Adam Mitchell (Crofton, MD) also scored. C.J. Chartrain scored a pair of goals for the Purple Eagles, while Marc Zanette, Patrick Divjak, Dan Kolenta, and Ryan Rashid tallied a goal and an assist apiece.

Goaltending was a big difference in tonight’s contest. Niagara’s Carsen Chubak made 35 saves, including several from point blank range. For RIT, Josh Watson (Lititz, PA) stopped just 11-of-15 shots before being pulled 5:20 into the second. Jordan Ruby (Tavistock, Ontario/Huron Park) stopped 19-of-21 shots for the Tigers in relief, but was saddled with the loss.

The Tigers return home to face Connecticut on Friday and Saturday, with both contests getting underway at 7:05 p.m.

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