Head Coach Derek Schooley talks about the Colonials being ranked 20th in the country. Postseason play starts next week for them.


Robert Morris University men’s hockey returns to the nation’s Top 20 rankings in the latest USCHO.com poll after clinching the Atlantic Hockey regular season title. This is the second time this season Robert Morris has been ranked twentieth, the first time following the Colonials 4-0 shutout of a top ten Michigan team at Yost Ice Arena.

Robert Morris swept Canisius to wrap the regular season, locking up the conference title with a 6-3 win on Friday and return home to take a 6-2 victory on a milestone-filled senior night. Greg Gibson notched a hat trick Saturday, scoring five goals and one assist over the weekend. Zac Lynch matched that six-point weekend with one goal and five assists, tying the RMU all-time scoring record of 150 points, set by Cody Wydo (’15) last season. Goaltender Terry Shafer won both games in net, reaching his 40th career win on Saturday. The 2016 Mike Richter Award nominee is now second all-time in wins at RMU.

Seniors David Friedmann and Brandon Denham also had four-point weekends for the Colonials, with Friedmann tallying three goals and an assist while Denham scored one goal and three assists. Freshman defenseman Eric Israel picked up his first career goal in Friday night’s win.

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