Big-time goaltending helped the No. 22 Stony Brook club hockey team salvage its weekend after a disappointing start. The Seawolves (10-5-0, 7-2-0 ESCHL) played back-to-back one game series this past weekend and split them with a win and a loss.
The Seawolves split a home-and-home series with the New York University Violets over the weekend as they tried to wipe the Liberty series from memory. Stony Brook blew the Violets out of their own building on Friday with a dominant 11-2 win before losing 3-1 on Saturday at home.
With the 2022-23 season opener just one day away, the Stony Brook club hockey team has its sights set on a national title. After having the 2020-21 season taken from them, the Seawolves made a valiant bid to win it all in 2021-22.
Stony Brook fell behind Rhode Island 3-2 in the second period of Saturday afternoon’s game and, despite many opportunities to tie the game, never climbed back. This weekend’s split makes Stony Brook’s 2017-18 regular season record 21-7-4.
The Seawolves failed to dictate their typical style of play for the majority of the opening period and went into the second intermission with just one goal for the first time this season. By the time the third period began, the team had a renewed determination.
In the world of sports, nothing fuels a team quite like unexpected defeat. Stony Brook’s hockey team experienced just that last season when they fell to the Liberty University Flames in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League Championship, ending the Seawolves’ four-year conference title streak. With the 2017-18 season just around the corner, getting back to the top is on everyone’s mind.