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2016 NCAA Hockey Tournament: East Regional Team Capsules

Matt Dewkett

The East Regional in Albany, NY lacks some of the marquee names that other sites can boast. There is no North Dakota, no Boston College nor Denver, but there are some good story lines.

Three of the four participants in the 2013 Frozen Four are in the East Regional, including Whitney Avenue rivals Quinnipiac and Yale. UMass Lowell joins the Bobcats and Bulldogs from that memorable weekend in Pittsburgh.

A clash between Yale and Quinnipiac in the regional final with a trip to the Frozen Four on the line would be a game for the ages.

The fourth seed, RIT, is making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Head coach Wayne Wilson will get to coach in the same regional his son Stu, a senior at Yale, is participating in as a player.

Quinnipiac vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

Quinnipiac RIT
Mascot Bobcats
ECAC Hockey
Atlantic Hockey
Seed No. 1 No. 4
Automatic Bid
Automatic Bid
Overall Record 29-3-7 18-14-6
Conference Record 16-1-5 14-9-5
Last 10 Games 8-1-1 6-2-2
Head Coach Rand Pecknold (Conn. College '90)
Wayne Wilson (Bowling Green '84)
Record at School 443-263-83 (22nd)
320-197-60 (17th)
Soren Jonzzon A. Kuqali, A. Miller, J. Mitchell
Goals Per Game 3.87 (4th) 3.11 (17th)
Goals Against 1.97 (6th) 2.95 (35th)
Power Play Pct. 27.5 (5th) 20.9 (14th)
Penalty Kill Pct. 89.4 (3rd) 83.5 (22nd)
Penalty Minutes 11.08 (23rd) 12.03 (15th)
Leading Scorer (Pts.) Sam Anas (48)
Josh Mitchell (36)
Goals Leader Sam Anas (23)
Myles Powell (15)
Assists Leader Sam Anas/Landon Smith (25)
Josh Mitchell (30)
+/- Leader Tim Clifton (+24)
Myles Powell (+12)
GWG Leader
Tim Clifton (5)
Myles Powell (4)
PPG Leader
Sam Anas (10)
Myles Powell (8)
SHG Leader
Tim Clifton (2)
Josh Mitchell (2)
Starting Goaltender Michael Garteig (.923)
Mike Rotolo (.908)
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NCAA Championships

UMass Lowell vs. Yale

UMass Lowell
Mascot River Hawks
Hockey East
ECAC Hockey
Seed No. 2 No. 3
Overall Record 24-9-5 19-8-4
Conference Record 12-6-4 14-5-3
Last 10 Games 7-3-0 7-3-0
Head Coach
Norm Bazin (UMass Lowell '94)
Keith Allain (Yale '80)
Record at School 123-56-18 (5th)
192-113-33 (10th)
A.J. White, Michael Kapla
Mitch Witek
Goals Per Game 3.08 (18th) 2.71 (27th)
Goals Against 1.82 (2nd) 1.74 (1st)
Power Play Pct. 19.3 (21st)
20.8 (15th)
Penalty Kill Pct. 84.7 (15th) 94.3 (1st)
Penalty Minutes 8.66 (48th) 7.74 (56th)
Leading Scorer (Pts.) C.J. Smith (38)
Joe Snively (28)
Goals Leader C.J. Smith (21)
John Hayden (16)
Assists Leader Joe Gambardella (27) Joe Snively/Stu Wilson (18)
+/- Leader Joe Gambardella (+18)
Mitch Witek (+11)
GWG Leader
Adam Chapie/Ryan McGrath (3)
John Hayden (5)
PPG Leader
Dylan Zink (5)
John Hayden (6)
SHG Leader
C.J. Smith (2)
Cody Learned (1)
Starting Goaltender Kevin Boyle (.935)
Alex Lyon (.938)
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NCAA Championships