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RIT Women Face Princeton, Yale

ROCHESTER, NY – The RIT women’s hockey team returns to action this weekend with a pair of home games against ECAC opponents. On Friday, RIT kicks off Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend by hosting Princeton at Ritter Arena at 7 p.m. The following afternoon, RIT plays its first ever game at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester against Yale at 2:30 p.m.

Last time out on Oct. 5-6, the Tigers (2-2-0) picked up their first two wins as a Division I program, rolling to 8-0 and 7-2 wins over Sacred Heart. In the first contest, RIT out-shot Sacred Heart 63-9, as goaltender Ali Binnington (Oakville, Ontario) recorded RIT’s first shutout at the Division I level, stopping nine shots. Kim Schlattman (Stratford, Ontario/St. Michael’s Catholic)and Tenecia Hiller (Brampton, Ontario/St. Augustine Secondary) scored a pair of goals apiece. On Saturday, Casidhe Kunchika scored her first two collegiate goals, while Schlattman scored RIT’s first shorthanded goal as a Division I program and added a power-play goal in the victory.Kourtney Kunichika (Fullerton, CA/Marina) dished out four assists in the two weekend games.

Schlattman was named the CHA Player of the Week on Oct. 8 after recording four goals and an assist in the weekend series against Sacred Heart. She is now six points shy from becoming the ninth player in the history of the program to record 100 career points.

Princeton opened its 2012-13 season with a pair of exhibition wins last weekend. On Friday, the Tigers defeated the Toronto Jr. Aeros by a score of 4-1, then knocked off Brown by a score of 4-2. Last season, Princeton finished 12-15-4 and were 10-10-2 in the ECAC. Sally Butler returns after leading the team in scoring last season with 15 goals and 26 points. In net, the Tigers will have to replace Rachel Weber, who played all but 38 minutes in goal during the 2011-12 season.

RIT is 2-6-2 all-time against Princeton The Tigers last played Princeton in 1993-94 and last defeated them in 1988-89.

Yale opened its 2012-13 season with an exhibition win over the Toronto Jr. Aeros last Saturday by a score of 2-0. Goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 23 saves, while the Bulldogs got goals from Ashley Dunbar and Jamie Haddad. Yale finished the 2011-12 season with a 1-27-1 record and were 1-20-1 in ECAC play. The Bulldogs scored 31 goals last season. Junior Jackie Haines is Yale’s returning leading scorer, having netted nine a season ago. In goal, Leonoff returns after playing in 11 games last season. She recorded a 6.55 goals against average and .865 save percentage. The Bulldogs play on Friday night at Robert Morris.

RIT is 3-0-0 all-time against Yale. RIT last played and defeated Yale during the 1994-95 season.

Tickets for each game are $5 for adults and $4 for faculty/staff/alumni/parents. RIT student admission is free with valid ID (on per ID – ticket must be picked up at the box office).

Both games will have audio streaming live at witr.rit.edu.

Come out and support the Tigers in their first season as a Division I program.