|Mike Vecchione (photo by Peter R. Darby/Daily Gazette)|
|Spencer Foo (photo by John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union)|
In goal Union senior Alex Sakellaropoulos has missed the last four games due to a left knee injury suffered against Saint Lawrence. Just yesterday it was reported he started practicing and could be available this weekend. He has played well for the Dutchmen this season providing stability in between the pipes. In 22 games played he is 17-4-1 with a 2.44 goals against average and a .921 save percentage and had a 52 save performance against the Bobcats back in December. With Sakellaropoulos status not yet determined, Union would likely turn to sophomore Jake Kupsky, a 2015 7th round pick by the San Jose Sharks. He has started the last four games and gone 2-2 in that stretch. In 8 games played this year he is 3-4-1 with a 3.70 goals against average and an .887 save percentage. The hope is the Bobcats will be able to get some goals through Kupsky who has not looked great at times this season.
If Quinnipiac wants to get into the top four they need to have a four point weekend on the road and it starts on Friday. Union is the better team at this point in the season but with Sakellaropoulos likely out again it may give the Bobcats the break they need considering how good he was back in December.