Matchup: Oakland (0-0-0, 0-0-0) host the #16 Robert Morris (IL) Eagles (0-0-0) Friday night (8:55pm) and Saturday night (8:45pm) to open the 2019-20 season. This is a start of six straight home games for Oakland at the ONYX Ice Arena.
All-Time Series: Oakland is 8-3-0 All-Time against RMU (IL).
Scouting Oakland: The Golden Grizzlies return top scorers in forward Chase Sereno who had 36 points last season and forward Chris Hubbard who led Oakland with 16 goals last season. Energy forward Luke Mackin is back for another after contributing 17 points in his sophomore year. Key additions up front include forward Brendan Smith and forward Jeremy Schwartz along with his brother forward Cam Schwartz. On defense Tyler Simon (14 points last year) and Nate Richards (3 goals, 7 assists) are back for another season to help anchor the Oakland blueline. New freshman defenseman Cory Schwartz will be looking to make an impact to the OU defense. In net Oakland returns Alex Moustakis, Joshua Pack, (7-6-1 a season ago) and Tommy Grassano.
Scouting #16 RMU IL: Coming off a National Tournament appearance last season RMU IL returns leading goal scorer Scott Coash who had 19 goals last season. Forward Mike Caccitao who notched 27 points and forward Sam Mancini chipped in 15 points for the Eagles last season. Returning on defense includes Dylan Holt after he had six points last season and top defenseman Tony Dahlberg who led the blueline last season with 19 points. In net Chris Mallon who went 5-7 with a 3.11 goals against average and a save percentage of 91% is back in the RMU IL net.
New Assistant Coach Added: Head coach Nick Field, has added former Oakland Hockey defenseman Jacob DeSano to his staff as an assistant coach. He will join Aaron Hundt who returns for his second season with the Golden Grizzlies.