The Bentley hockey team will close out the 2017-18 regular season on Saturday with a Senior Night game at Bentley Arena against the AIC Yellow Jackets. Puck drop is 7:05 pm and can be seen on AtlanticHockey.TV
Sophomore Jake Kauppila (Gurnee, Ill.) scored the eventual game-winning goal 4:26 into the third period on a breakaway to snap a 2-2 tie, and the Bentley hockey team went on to defeat Army West Point 4-2 to claim its first win at Bentley Arena on Saturday night.
In tribute to Bob DeFelice’s 50 years as baseball coach and more than a quarter century as the director of athletics at Bentley University, the ice rink at the new Bentley Arena will be known as the “Coach DeFelice Ice Rink,” according to an announcement by University President Gloria Cordes Larson.
Monday was the first skate, Tuesday the first practice, and now the first game at Bentley Arena is Friday night when the Bentley hockey team hosts Army West Point in the first game of a weekend series. Both games begin at 7:05 pm and can be seen on AtlanticHockey.TV
The opening of Bentley Arena is less than two weeks away, but this coming weekend the Falcons hockey team will play its final games at the JAR in Watertown against the Air Force Falcons. Friday’s game gets underway at 7:05, and Saturday is an earlier start at 5:05.
Bentley University’s Kyle Schmidt (Menomonee Falls, Wisc.) has been chosen as both the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week, and the NCAA 2nd Star of the Week. Schmidt had five points, three goals and two assists, in the Falcons’ sweep of RIT over the weekend.
Team captain Kyle Schmidt (Menomonee Falls, Wisc.) netted his second career hat trick in a 5-2 win for the Bentley hockey team over RIT on Saturday night for the series sweep. It’s the third straight year Bentley has swept RIT on the road.
Bentley University’s Luke Santerno (Smithers, B.C.) has claimed Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month honors for the second straight month. He tallied five goals and two assists for seven points in 10 January games.
Bentley plays its final two road games of the regular season this weekend when they play a series at the RIT Tigers. Both games on Friday and Saturday night are a 7:05 start, and can be seen free of charge on http://www.rit.edu/sportszone/index.php
Seniors Matt Sieckhaus (St. Louis, Mo.) and Kyle Schmidt (Menomonee Falls, Wisc.) and freshman Luke Santerno (Smithers, B.C.) each had goals as the Bentley hockey team defeated Canisius 3-2 on Saturday night at the JAR to gain a series split.
An early third period goal by Canisius defenseman Cameron Heath proved to be the difference as the visiting Golden Griffins hung on for a 3-2 victory over Bentley University on Friday night at the JAR.
Three weeks from tonight, Bentley Arena will open its doors when the hockey team plays its first game on Feb. 16 against Army West Point. The Boston Herald's John Connolly took a sneak peek for an article that appears in today's edition.