Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Game preview: Alaska Nanooks vs. Robert Morris University

This weekend is the Brice Alaska Goal Rush, and our first official NCAA home games. Friday, we take on RMU, and UAA takes on RPI.

So the Robert Morris Colonials... Interesting. Believe me, there isn't much to say here. Last season, they were blown off the ice by SCSU, Ohio State, and of all teams....Merrimack. Yes, they were defeated 3-1 by Merrimack, a bottom-of-the-barrel Hockey East team who were crushed (twice) by UND last week. They were beaten by Ferris State as well, who is a team that Alaska has not lost to since 2002.

Obviously, this is the last year of the now defunct College Hockey America conference, and RMU is being swept into Atlantic Hockey. The interesting part is, this is (apparently) RMU's first time ever playing the Nanooks, so I can't cite precedent here. But the interesting part is last season in the CHA championship game, against Bemidji State, RMU took them to OT, and they ultimately lost to the team that took their automatic bid and drove through the NCAA tournament all the way to the Frozen Four. Sounds slightly impressive.

Well, I've got nothing else. Maybe I'll have to steal (*cough*, Ummm.. use) some info from UAA's blog once Donald get his preview up of "Cigarette University".

Prediction: 4-0 Alaska


Jason said...

RMU should be an easy W. Not sure about RPI; I think we win but not easily.

Anonymous said...

Well, I predict we sweep the Brice Cup back to Anchorage.....where it belongs!!!!!!!!