From Kent State Hockey
By Coach Radosevic
The Kent State Men’s D3 Team is off to a 3-2 start on the season. Victories against Duquesne (7-0), Pittsburgh-Johnstown (4-0), and the latest win against West Virginia (8-3). The Flashes two losses came as CHE league games unfortunately, against Pittsburgh-Johnstown (3-4) and IUP (3-5).
#15 Kyle Backston leads the Flashes through 5 games with 10pts (4G-6A). After Backston, #22 Donovan Palmer is close behind with 9pts (4G-5A). Rounding out the top 3 is #14 Luke Maier with 8pts (3G-5A). All are a part of a line accounting for 27 of the Flashes 61 points. Three Flashes (Negron, Sipple, and Sanchez) are tied at 5pts on the season.
Goaltending wise Flashes have gotten it done by committee with a 0.914 SAVE PERCENTAGE, posting 2 shutouts in this 5 game stretch (#31 Coyne @ DU, #30 Bovair @ UPJ)
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
-Flashes are outscoring their opponents 25 to 12.
-11 players on the plus side of the +/-
-8 players have goals and 11 players having assists.
-Turnovers per game at 47.5
-Flashes are red hot in the faceoff department with a team total percent of ~59%.
– Powerplay is at 12.5% (1/8) with 1 goal.
-Penalty Kill is at 85% (17/20) with 3 shorthanded goals for the Flashes.
-2 even strength 4v4 goals.
Flashes have a tough test with another CHE League game at home against UPJ on Friday, November 5th. Then again verses UPJ on Saturday, November 6th. #BoltsUp
(Originally published at https://ksuhockeymensd3.sportsengine-prelive.com/news_article/show/1191890)