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Harvard at RPI: Tuesday, October 29 Pregame Notes

RPI is wearing all black at home in its conference home opener.

RPI and Harvard on the ice at Houston Field House for pregame warmups.
RPI and Harvard on the ice at Houston Field House for pregame warmups.
Jeff Cox

Troy, NY - ECAC conference play begins tonight at the Houston Field House with RPI hosting Harvard. Last season each team won on home ice. The Engineers won 3-0 on February 1 and the Crimson were victorious earlier in the season at Bright Arena by a score of 4-0.

Harvard is 1-0-0 on the season, winning its season opener, 3-0, against Bentley this past Saturday night. RPI is 4-1-0, topping Sacred Heart twice and a win each over Boston University and New Hampshire. RPI's only loss was a 7-2 setback at Boston College.

Harvard is dressing seven freshmen, including the top three center ice men. Junior Steve Michalek is getting his first start of the season for Ted Donato's squad. Scott Diebold will start in net for RPI in place of the injured Jason Kasdorf.


Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jimmy Vesey Alexander Kerfoot Kyle Criscuolo
Tommy O'Regan Sean Malone Brian Hart
Devin Tringale Luke Esposito Phil Zielonka
Greg Gozzo Ryan McGregor David Valek

Left Defense Right Defense
Dan Ford Brayden Jaw
Desmond Bergin Clay Anderson
Kevin Guiltinan Mark Luzar

Raphael Girard
Steve Michalek


Left Wing Center Right Wing
Matt Tinordi Brock Higgs Johnny Rogic
Jacob Laliberte Mark McGowan Ryan Haggerty
Mike Zalewski Matt Neal Milos Bubela
Jake Wood Mark Miller Zach Schoeder

Left Defense Right Defense
Curtis Leonard Chris Bradley
Guy Leboeuf Bo Dolan
Luke Curadi Parker Reno

Scott Diebold
Jake Soffer

The two teams will meet again on Friday night in Cambridge at 7 p.m.

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.