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UConn Battles For Bye in Playoffs on Senior Night Friday

Feb. 28, 2013

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November 9, 2012
Storrs, Conn.
Huskies Record First Win Of Season With 5-3 Defeat of Sacred Heart
The UConn men's ice hockey team recorded its first win of the 2012-13 season with a 5-3 victory over Sacred Heart on Friday evening in Storrs. Five Huskies scored to lift Connecticut to a 1-4-1 (1-3-0 AHA) record, while the Pioneers fell to 0-7-1 (0-5-1 AHA).

STORRS, Conn . - The UConn men's hockey team will face Sacred Heart in the regular season home finale on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. in Storrs. With a sweep this weekend, UConn will guarantee a top-four finish in the AHA standings and a bye into the AHA Quarterfinals.

UConn will honor the five graduating seniors prior to Friday's contest. Friday's game will have free admission for UConn students with a valid ID. Students can enter to win a semester-worth of DP Dough ($175) and an autographed stick by the UConn men's hockey team as well.

The first 50 students in attendance receive a free t-shirt and the first 100 fans will get a UConn lanyard.

The Huskies will travel to Bridgeport, Conn. to face Sacred Heart at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena. Both games can be heard at 91.7fm, Live video will be available at

Connecticut (16-13-3, 13-10-2 AHA) enters the weekend with 28 points and in fourth place in the AHA standings. Holy Cross has 29 in third and Air Force has 31 in second place. Niagara has secured the regular season championship with 42 points heading into the final weekend.

UConn can finish as high as second and as low as seventh in the standings. Robert Morris and RIT are right behind with 26 points while Mercyhurst has 26. UConn split the season series with all three of those teams.

It was announced on Thursday that junior forward Brant Harris, the reigning AHA Player of the Week, has been named AHA Player of the month and is now eligible for national Player of the Month honors.

Harris led UConn to a 6-2-0 record and a climb into fourth in the latest AHA standings with six goals and eight assists for 14 points. Harris is on a career-high eight game point streak having notched at least one point in all eight February contests. He was most recently named AHA Player of the Week after tallying three goals and three assists in a weekend sweep over Army at West Point. During February, Harris recorded four multi-point games, including three straight to end the month.