October 29, 2014

MEN’S HOCKEY | Icers to Host Mavericks to Start Season

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By EMILY BERMAN

The men’s ice hockey team is back.

Approximately 225 days after the icers skated off the ice after a 5-2 loss to Union in the ECAC semifinals, the No. 18 Red returns to official play with a home stand at Lynah. On deck for the Halloween weekend match-up is the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

“I’m pretty excited, I think the whole team’s excited,” said senior defenseman Joakim Ryan, who was named an assistant captain for this season alongside returning assistant captain Cole Bardreau and returning captain John McCarron. “It’s been a long offseason. It was fun to get going last weekend with some games against other teams, but I think everyone’s just really excited, looking forward to getting the season started. Hopefully we can come away with a couple wins.”

The Red logged some unofficial competitive ice time last weekend with a pair of exhibition games, taking down both the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team and Carleton University with identical 3-2 scores.

Brittney Chew / Sun Staff PhotographerSenior defenseman Joakim Ryan was named assistant captain for the 2014-15 season along with assistant captain Cole Bardreau and captain John McCarron.

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