Mustangs Hit the Road for a Pair of UCHC, MAC Contests at King's, Manhattanville

Mustangs Hit the Road for a Pair of UCHC, MAC Contests at King's, Manhattanville

Game Notes

Game 4:
Friday, November 10 | 7 PM
Revolution Ice Centre | Pittston, Pa.
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Game 5:
Saturday, November 11 | 7 PM
Playland Ice Casino | Rye, N.Y.
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SCOUTING THE MONARCHS
King's has dropped its first two games of its inaugural season but has found the back of the net six times. Ten different players recorded a point in the opening two games, including five players with a goal. Nicholas Palumbo leads the team with three points on three assists, while Anthony Frati leads the team with two goals. Luciano Bucci and Jamie Lukas have also totaled two points. In net, Link Ferch and Jake Tuqnutt have split games, with each totaling at least 40 saves.
The Monarchs are 2-for-10 on the power play but have allowed four power play goals on 10 attempts. King's has averaged 19.0 shots on goal through the opening games and have allowed 52.0 goals against. King's has allowed five goals in each of the first two periods, compared to just three in the third.
 
SCOUTING THE VALIANTS
Manhattanville is coming off a 5-3 road victory at Elmira after a season opening tie versus Morrisville. Twelve different players have a point this season, with six skaters registering a goal. Matt Lippa leads the team with three points on one goal and two assists, while Ryan Jackson leads the team with two goals. Axel Walltott and Tyler Bommarito each have two assists. In net, Tyler Feaver has totaled 46 saves and a .904 save percentage while posting a 2.40 goals against average.
The Valiants are scoreless on their seven power play opportunities this season and are 16-for-19 on the penalty kill with one shorthanded goal. Manhattanville is averaging 39.0 shots per game and have allowed 26.0 shots per game against.
 
ROAD WARRIORS
Stevenson is no stranger to traveling as the Mustangs were on the road 15 times last season. The Mustangs are 4-9-2 in road games in program history. Stevenson has allowed 3.9 goals in those road games and has scored just 2.4. The team has gone to overtime in five road games, going 1-2-2 in those games.
 
LAST MEETING VERSUS THE VALIANTS
Stevenson erased a three goal first period deficit to tie the game with 4:13 remaining in regulation but Manhattanville scored with 39 seconds remaining for a 5-4 victory. Senior Mike Davis scored two power play goals for the Mustangs while sophomore Bruce Stachitas netted his first career goal. In net, sophomore Pierce Dushenko recorded 22 saves after taking over in the second period and dished out an assist in the second period.
 
SIZZLING SPECIAL TEAMS
Through two weekends of play, Stevenson's power play ranks second in Division III at 40.9 percent. The Mustangs are 9-for-22 on the player advantage, scoring at least two power play goals in all three games this season, including four versus Lebanon Valley. Defensively, the team is just one of two teams who has not allowed a power play goal against, killing off all 19 shorthanded opportunities.
 
SHARING THE BISCUIT
Fifteen different players have recorded a point through three games this season, including 13 of those skaters totaling at least two. Senior Jordan Watt leads the team with seven points on two goals and five assists while sophomore Dominic Brenza has dished out six assists. Senior Doug Rose and sophomore Bruce Stachitas each have four points on two goals and two assists.
 
RECORD SETTING WEEKEND
Last weekend, the Mustangs tied the program record with seven goals in both wins over Lebanon Valley and Chatham. The seven goals ties the mark set in the program's inaugural game last season. Jordan Watt set the single game record with four points with two goals and two assists versus Chatham while Dominic Brenza became just the second player to dish out three assists. Brenza has recorded an assist in all three games this season.
 
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Stevenson is 10-0-1 when scoring first in program history compared to 2-14-1 when opponents get on the scoreboard first. The Mustangs are also 10-1-1 when scoring at least four goals or more and just 2-13-1 when held to two goals or fewer. The team has never scored just three goals in a game.
 
MUSTANGS PICKED TO FINISH THIRD IN INAUGURAL UCHC
Stevenson earned 52 points in the UCHC Preseason Coaches Poll, putting them in third place. Utica earned eight of the nine first-place votes and totaled 80 points as the favorite to win the conference. Manhattanville earned the other first-place vote and earned 73 points for second place. The Mustangs are three points ahead of fourth place Elmira and eight points ahead of fifth place Nazareth. Neumann, Lebanon Valley, King's and Chatham rounded out the poll.