Men’s hockey hosts Holy Cross this weekend

Former longtime play-by-play man Randy Bloechl will be honored Saturday

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The RIT Tigers men’s hockey team is in action at home this weekend against Holy Cross.

The RIT Tigers men’s hockey team skates against the College of Holy Cross in a pair of Atlantic Hockey contests tonight and Saturday in Ritter Arena.

On Saturday, Randy Bloechl, WITR-FM play-by-play announcer for 27 years before stepping down after the 2007-2008 season, will be honored.

RIT (1-4-1, 0-1-1 Atlantic Hockey) recorded a tie and a loss in its first Atlantic Hockey games of the season last weekend at Sacred Heart. RIT rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the Pioneers 3-3 Oct. 24, in a game that saw Tigers goaltender Louis Menard became the first RIT goaltender to record two assists in a game at the Division I level. On Oct. 25, RIT fell by a score of 4-2. Freshman Cameron Burt scored a goal in each game for RIT.

Holy Cross (1-1-1, 1-0-1 Atlantic Hockey) dropped its lone game last weekend 6-4 to Providence.

RIT leads the all-time series between the two schools 10-5-0. The Tigers went 4-0 against Holy Cross last season, including two dramatic 5-4 overtime wins in the Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals. Earlier the season, RIT defeated Holy Cross 5-2 and 5-1 on the road. The Tigers have won the last eight contests (six at the Division I level) against Holy Cross, dating back to Nov. 4, 1983.

Tickets are available for this weekend’s games at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center Box Office or by phone at (585) 475-4121. Fans can also purchase tickets via Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for RIT faculty, staff and alumni, and $5 for students with ID.

Ritz Sports Zone will host a pre-game Tailgate Party 5-7 p.m. today.

For more, visit RIT Athletics.