RPI Sweeps Union Hockey in ECAC Opening Series
Well, RPI entered the weekend at 1-4 overall, but they leave the weekend at 3-4 after sweeping arch-rival Union this weekend.
RPI won 5-1 on Friday night in Schenectady before taking the Halloween contest, 3-2, at Houston Fieldhouse.
The wins have added meaning for the Engineers because they were the first games of the ECAC season. So the Engineers are now 2-0 in league play and have a two-game lead on the Dutchmen.
RPI's previous record is misleading. The Engineers played a grueling non-league schedule to prepare themselves for league play. RPI traveled to Alaska for a weekend series and played against No. 1 Boston College and hosted national power Michigan.
These wins don't mean that much if RPI can't capitalize and move forward. They'll travel up North to Clarkson and St. Lawrence this weekend for two more ECAC games.
For Union, they'll head back to the drawing board at 2-3-3. They'll also head North, playing St. Lawrence first and then Clarkson.