Valentine’s Day Hockey

What better way to have a great day with your sweetheart than by cheering on a team you both love?

The jist:

That’s right, the Stony Brook Hockey team takes the ice on senior night, taking on the Lebanon Valley College Flying Dutchmen at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 at The Rinx in Happague, N.Y.

The Seawolves celebrate a victory earlier in the season (Photo Credit: The Statesman)

Stony Brook controlled the last two matchups with the Flying Dutchmen, no not this Flying Dutchman, in Hershey, Penn. Nov. 1-2. The Seawolves controlled the weekend series, winning the games 8-0 and 5-2, with dominant play coming from Ryan Cotcamp (3 goals/2 assists), Vinny Lopes (4 assists), and Nick Barbera (2 goals/3 assists).

Another reason to go see this team play is that this will be their last weekend at home at The Rinx, before heading off to the conference tournament in Piscataway, N.J. next weekend, and then to the National Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio after that.

Joseph (left) has scored two goals in the tournament in his second campaign with Team USA. Brewster (right) is on his first try wearing the red, white and blue (Photo credit: Stony Brook Hockey)

Still need convincing? Well two players on Stony Brook’s hockey team, Sam Brewster and Chris Joseph, has two players currently with Team USA at the World University Games in Granada, Spain. There is plenty of incredible talent on this team that is worth checking out before the season on Long Island ends this weekend.

Why this is worth reporting:

Stony Brook Hockey has a consistently great program, finishing in the top 10 of the rankings the past two seasons in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and not a lot of people know about them. They are currently ranked No. 5 in the country. Yes it is a little bit of a drive from campus (10-15 minutes depending on how fast you drive or what part of the school you leave from), but it is still worth the trip. Since it does not normally get a lot of attention, it would be a great event to spotlight these guys for the publicity around our school that they deserve for being so good for so long.


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