Preview: UAH at UMass Lowell

WHERE: Tsongas Center, Lowell, Mass.
WHEN (CDT): Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
WATCH: SportsLive

UAH starts its 35th varsity season of hockey and 41st season overall visiting UMass Lowell of Hockey East in a non-conference series.

The Chargers plan to be better prepared to start the season after last year’s 0-10 start. They have a lot of freshmen, but have added speed and size in hopes of being more aggressive and score more goals. season preview of the 2019-20 Chargers

About the River Hawks: Last season, UMass Lowell finished 19-13-5 overall and 12-7-5 in Hockey East, placing fourth. UML lost in three games to Boston University in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

UML, picked to finish sixth in its league, also has a lot of youth on their squad, with 12 freshmen and nine sophomores on the roster.

The River Hawks top returning scorer is senior Kenny Hausinger, who scored 13 goals last season.

Senior goaltender and New York Rangers prospect Tyler Wall posted a 2.09 goals against average and .921 save percentage with four shutouts.

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Head to head: UAH and UMass Lowell have met 10 times since 1989, with the River Hawks winning nine times. The last meeting happened at Lowell on Nov. 25, 2011 with UAH losing 3-0. UAH’s lone win came on Oct. 25, 1991, a 7-2 win at Lowell.

WCHA this week: All times Central.

Saturday, October 5
UAH at UMass Lowell, 5 p.m.
Michigan Tech at Robert Morris, 6:05 p.m.
Merrimack at Lake Superior State, 6:07 p.m.
Denver at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.
Northern Michigan at USA Under-18 (exhibition), 6 p.m.
Mount Royal at Minnesota State (exhibition), 6:07 p.m.

Sunday, October 6
UAH at UMass Lowell, 3 p.m.
Michigan Tech at Robert Morris, 2:05 p.m.
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio), 4 p.m.
Merrimack at Lake Superior State, 4:07 p.m.
Denver at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.
Waterloo at Ferris State (exhibition), 1:07 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8
USA Under-18 at Ferris State (exhibition), 6:07 p.m.