Dec. 5, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's hockey team will welcome Army to Storrs on Friday, December 7 at 7:05 p.m. for the final game before the Holiday Break. Friday's game will be free to all UConn students with a valid UConn ID. The first 100 fans will receive a UConn giveaway prize pack. Students will also have the chance for a $25 Subway gift card as well as chances to earn free Nike gear.
- Fans can listen to Friday's game at WHUS.org, 91.7fm.
- The game can be seen at UConnhuskies.com via the men's hockey schedule.
- Following Friday's game, the Huskies will be off until the 20th Annual UConn Hockey Classic on December 29 and 30.
This year, UConn will host AIC, Minnesota State and Brown. Minnesota State and Brown face off at 4:05 on Saturday, December 29, followed by UConn vs. AIC at 7:15 that night. The winners will play in the championship on Sunday at 7:15. The losers play in the consolation game at 4:05 on Sunday afternoon.
Connecticut will play game five of a nine-game home stand on Friday night. The Huskies are currently 4-7-1 (3-6-0 AHA) while Army comes into the weekend at 5-6-1 (5-2-1 AHA). UConn Swept Air Force in games one and two of the nine-game home stand, but dropped two straight to Canisius this past weekend.
The Huskies have averaged over 1000 fans the past four home games, including 1,985 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. against Air Force on November 24. UConn went on to win that game in overtime, 3-2. Senior Sean Ambrosie leads all scorers with eight points on four goals and four assists.
Army currently sits in third in the AHA standings with 11 points and a 5-2-1 league mark. The Black Knights are led by Andy Starczewski's 15 points on five goals and 10 assists.
Over the past four seasons, UConn has gone 7-3 against Army, including a 2-1 series victory in 2011-12, highlighted by a 5-0 win at Army in game one of the three-game season series.