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One Contest Remains in Cal 2 '16-'17 Campaign

By Phil Locante, 02/09/17, 9:15AM EST


California, PA- 

THE GAME:  Saturday: California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans (4-11, 1-10) vs. University of Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats (13-9, 7-4)

DATE/LOCATION/TIME:  Saturday February 11, 2017 ~ Rostraver Ice Garden ~ 7:30 p.m.

CLOSING OUT THE 2016-17 CAMPAIGN:  The Vulcans look to finish the 2016-17 season picking up a victory in their final contest.  They enter this weekend following a disappointing two game stretch that saw them fall to Penn State Altoona 11-1 and Case Western Reserve 10-1.  On Saturday, they will hope to close out the game against the Bobcats unlike the first meeting that saw Pitt-Greensburg win in overtime.  In that first meeting, it was Tommy Intrieri that led the Vulcans scoring two of their three goals on the evening. After a late third period goal to tie the game the Vulcans were not able to build off that moment into the overtime period when the Bobcats scored just over a minute into the extra period.

CHE PLAYOFFS:  With the regular season set to end this weekend, many of the playoffs spots for the Open Tier 1 are set.  Heading into the weekend we know that both CCAC and Cal U are eliminated from contention and that Penn State Altoona, Gannon and Pitt-Greensburg will hold the top three spots respectively. St. Vincent determines the final playoff spot, win and they are in, loss to CCAC and Case Western grabs the final spot.

The matchups as of this today would be: (# of games remaining)

#1 Penn State Altoona (1) vs. #4 Case Western Reserve (0)
#2 Gannon (1) vs. #3 Pitt-Greensburg (1)

Outside Looking In

#5 St. Vincent College (1)

VULCANS LEADING SCORERS:  The Vulcans are led offensively by Ross Koening with seven goals and four assists for 11 points, Tommy Intrier with six goals and five assists for 11 points and Jacob Colarossi with five goals and three assist for eight points.  In net the Vulcans are led by Derek Heuges who is 1-7 with a 5.84 GAA and a .863 save percentage.

BOBCATS LEADING SCORERS: The Bobcats are led offensively by Evan Oakley with 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, Dakota McIntyre with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points and Dante Youhon with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points.  In net the Bobcats are led by Zachary Bernstein who is 5-5 with a 4.62 GAA and a .883 save percentage.

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