The team showed resilience and toughness during both wins. We gave up leads in each game but fought back to earn wins in the third period. Dan Morrison had an excellent weekend in goal, starting both games and making key saves on numerous occasions. Carl Larsson and Doug Jessey each notched their first collegiate goals and our penalty kill, which had been struggling, stepped up when it was needed most.
Our trip to Army was easily the most unique and enjoyable trip of the year. The team was able to stay on campus at West Point at the historic Thayer Hotel. The hotel has hosted numerous U.S. Presidents and was rumored to be haunted, much to the dismay of Pat Sullivan. The castle-like structure was full of character and history and was right on the Hudson River.
On Saturday morning, we took a walk to the West Point Museum, which offered a look into the history of the U.S. Military. It was amazing to get a first-hand look at the sacrifices soldiers make for our country. In addition, the historic artillery and equipment on display was awesome. The museum also showed the daily regimens of West Point students and athletes. I would be shocked to find a schedule that competes with that of the cadets at West Point.
On a separate note, we're coming home! Having been on the road for much of the first half, we can't wait to spend the rest of January in Buffalo. UConn comes to town this weekend for the first of six consecutive home games for us.
We started the new year on the right foot and are hoping to build on that momentum during this homestand. While students are still on break, we look forward to receiving support from a home crowd this week against Connecticut. Our practices are getting sharper and our confidence is growing. However, we understand every weekend is a battle in our conference, and must be prepared for this Saturday.
Until next week, keep your head up.
Scott Moser #24