Men's Hockey Off To AIC For Final Meeting With Yellow Jackets



    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 17, 2009) - The University of Connecticut men's hockey team will travel to Springfield, Mass. Tuesday for their final regular season meeting with American International. The game, which will take place at 7:05 at the Olympic Ice Center can also be found online at with live stats at

    UConn is coming off of a weekend series with Mercyhurst where the Lakers took both of the games in the series 6-3, 7-4. UConn went 0-4 this season against Mercyhurst allowing a total of 26 goals in those four games while only scoring nine of their own.

    American International was one of the six teams that UConn has had luck against in the 2008-09 season. In their first meeting of the year, UConn took a victory on the road from AIC, their second road win of the year, 3-1 on January 27. Overall the Huskies are 41-7-7 against the Yellow Jackets in a series that dates back to the 1960-61 season.

    OCHOA's OFFENSE: This weekend, junior Chris Ochoa (Santa Monica, Calif.) recorded an outstanding four goals against the Lakers netting two in each game of the series. Ochoa's four goals all came consecutively as he recorded two at the end of game one and the first two Husky goals of game two. His four goals put his season total at 14 at the end of the weekend bringing his point total to 21, second on the team.

    REAGAN/PEDEMONTI ON A ROLL: Since returning to the line-up at Air Force on February 7, sophomore Brian Reagan (Ballwin, Mo.) has been on a roll recording an assist in each of his last three games. Reagan missed time in nine games due to a concussion suffered at Sacred Heart but once he got back on the ice he was back to his consistent ways. Sophomore Matt Pedemonti (Enfield, Conn.) has also had a point-scoring streak recording one point in each of his last four games. Pedemonti was the only Husky to have a point in each of the games against Air Force scoring two goals during that series. He also recorded a point in each of the Mercyhurst games, this time coming on assists.

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