Last week, after dispatching Canesius the Bulls suffered their first conference loss at the hands of MercyHurst. Twice the Bulls fought back from a one goal deficit. Late in the First John Fitzgerald scored on the power play to tie the game at two.
After a scoreless second period Christopher Ventrella has to answer a goal by Mercy Hurst's David Gaines. Donny Watson beat Michael Musialowski with 4:15 left. The Bulls pulled Musialowski with a minute left in the game but were unable to tie it.
So with the first ECHL blemish out of the way UB has a "home and home"at SUNY Canton.
The Roo's are ranked #21 in ACHA and probably UB's biggest competition for the ECHL title this year. Led by Darren Camp and Adam Fedor Canton is still undefeated in league play and a sweep of Buffalo would go a long way towards sealing up the number one seed going into the ECHL playoffs (Canton has already beaten Mercyhurst).
|Ganci, Matt||24||17||15||32||3||Camp, Darren||21||15||19||34||4|
|Kendall, Chris||24||14||18||32||8||Frizell, Cory||17||9||24||33||1|
|Zarbo, Mark||21||10||18||28||5||Fedor, Adam||18||20||11||31||6|
|Fitzgerald, John||22||10||16||26||3||Liggio, Rob||21||18||13||31||3|
|Benner, Timothy||24||8||16||24||3||Payne, John||19||11||18||29||3|
|Krug, Daniel||23||5||19||24||4||Hardin, Jeremiah||15||6||16||22||2|
These two teams squared off in the Blizzard at Buffalo finals with the Roos blanking UB 3-0 exploding for three third period goals on a very over worked Mike Musialowski. The UB Netminders opposite, Jimmy Merrow faced only 21 shots to Musialowski's 44.
If UB Wins:
For the Bulls a sweep, or even a favorable split would put them back in the drivers season if the tiebreakers fall the right way.
Coaching Look Alike: Who does Canton's coach look like?
|Eric McCambly (Canton)
||Chuck Todd (MSNBC)