It’s a bye week for football. Chris Ash turned his weekly radio show over to wrestling’s Scott Goodale and Women’s basketball’s Vivian Stringer.
Us? We get to write about all kinds of stuff, so why not hockey?
RU climbs 3 spots to #20 in the nation, welcome in #23 @URIhockey for a home series this weekend. Computer rankings take over next week. https://t.co/ojUVLaIqFQ— Rutgers Ice Hockey (@rutgershockey) October 26, 2016
The Ice Knights completed a sweep of a Top 10 team, topping No. 6 Stony Brook, 4-2 and 2-1. RU is currently 5-5, and 2-1 in the ESCHL. Brian Gnad currently leads the Ice Knights in scoring with 15 points.
Yes, the team is a club team, but as we’ve discussed before, the current team leadership along with alumni are looking at ways to move it from club status to full “varsity” status under the Athletic Department. It is still a long way off, but there are at least cordial and constructive conversations going on between the two sides. And with the groundbreaking for the new multisport facility next week, and the success of the R Big Build, there is a greater sense that Rutgers can actually get things done. Maybe even bring back sports or add sports....just sayin’.
Okay, back to the bye week. No RU football this weekend. Whatcha gonna do? Rake leaves? Go shopping? How about hockey if you’re close to New Brunswick?
The team has its Alumni Game at 1:30 followed by a match up against the URI Rams at 3:00. Directions to Pro Skate Arena are here. The date is also Pink in the Rink, recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month.