From ECRHA.NET | October 24, 2017
With a weekend under its belt, the ECRHA season is now in full swing, and this past weekend the league made their annual trip to Grove City, PA with action across all four divisions.
In D1 action, we saw three teams make the trip as Slippery Rock, Cortland, and Robert Morris would exchange battles throughout the weekend. It was SRU who, at their home rink, would come out the strongest of the three teams. The Pride have plenty of new faces that haven’t seen regular season ECRHA action, but that didn’t stop them from contending all three games of their weekend. With victories over Cortland, 9-6 and a 6-3 victory over Robert Morris. Although they lost their third matchup of the weekend to Cortland, 4-3, which was an incredibly competitive game for the entirety. Slippery Rock showed they are a contender this year and a team to look out for.
In addition to their loss to Slippery Rock, Robert Morris couldn’t find an inch of momentum against the Red Dragons of Cortland, with Cortland going home with a convincing 7-1 victory. The absence of captain Dan Trunk seems to be a real stitch in the side of RMU, as only four players were able to tally points in their two games over the weekend.
The Cortland Red Dragons had a solid weekend overall, finishing at 2-1 , with their victory coming at 7-1 over RMU. We saw Dan Nelson show again that he is in top form for the season, finishing the weekend with 12 points. Cortland is a team that will contend throughout the season, and if they can limit mistakes throughout the year, contend with the best of teams.