Canisius at Sacred Heart
7:05 p.m. Friday, Saturday; Milford, Conn.
Last time out: Canisius (1-3-0) split its Atlantic Hockey opening series with Holy Cross, winning, 4-3, on Friday but falling behind early on Saturday in a 4-1 loss.
About Sacred Heart: The Pioneers won their Atlantic Hockey opener on Tuesday, 4-1, at American International. They are allowing a league-best 1.75 goals and 25 shots a game.
Trending: Junior Shane Conacher has a point in all four of the Griffs’ games this season. Conacher has three goals and three assists.
Stat check: The Griffs are being outshot by at least 10 every game. Opponents are averaging 38 shots while the Griffs are averaging just 23.2.
Niagara vs. Cornell
7:05 p.m. Friday, Dwyer Arena; 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Lynah Rink
Last time out: Niagara (0-3-1) is still looking for its first win. Coach Dave Burkholder called the Purple Eagles’ 8-2 loss to Robert Morris on Saturday “one of the worst games here ever at Niagara.”
About Cornell: This is the regular-season opener for the Big Red, which won both its exhibition games last weekend. Last year Cornell went 11-14-6. It was picked to finish seventh in the ECAC preseason coaches’ poll.
Trending: The Purple Eagles are giving up the second-most shots per game in the country. with opponents averaging 40.
Stat check: Niagara is 1 for 11 on the power play this year while its penalty kill has given up seven goals on 16 attempts.