RIT SportsZone Pregame LIVE 1-20-18


>>THE CLOCK, THE CLOCK, GOING IN! AND THEY SCORE! THEY COUNT IT! JOHN, I’M TELLING YOU, THAT PLAY WAS OFFSIDE. JUST LIKE THAT, RYAN SCHMELZER AND THE CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS STOLE ONE IN OVERTIME, WE’LL SHOW IT TO YOU IN A BIT AND YOU CAN BE THE JUDGE. NUMBER 13 FOR CANISIUS IS DYLAN McLAUGHLIN, RIT DID NOT HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THE HOBEY BAKER CANDIDATE, TWO GOALS AND TWO ASSISTS, AS WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE THE POLISSENI CENTER AT THE HOME OF THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE TIGERS WILL LOOK TO SNAP A FOUR-GAME LOSING STREAK. YOU’RE WATCHING RIT PREGAME IVE, AND WE GET YOU SET FOR FACE-OFF AT 7:05. GOOD EVENING, I’M KEVIN ROACH, AND WELCOME TO RIT PREGAME LIVE. THE TIGERS ENTERED THE WEEKEND WITH ONE POINT IN THE LAST FIVE GAMES, PROMPTING WAYNE WILSON TO START IAN ANDRIANO FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST NIGHT, AND FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT GAME, RIT GAVE UP THE FIRST GOAL, ADAM BRUBACHER AND CANISIUS ANSWERED BACK, JORDAN PEACOCK, TIES THINGS UP AT 1-1, CANISIUS ON THE POWER PLAY, BEATING ANDRIANO, CHRIS McKAY, THE SHOT, 17 SECONDS LATER, ANOTHER TIGER COMMUNITY AND — OPPORTUNITY AND SHAWN CAMERON GOING OVER DANIEL URBANI FOR THE EQUALIZER, JEFF MURRAY GIVES THE GRIFFINS THE LEAD BACK, AND DANIEL URBANI NEVER SAW IT, THE SIXTH ON THE YEAR, AND WE WERE TIED AT 4-4, MAKING BIG SAVES IN THE SECOND, AND A BIG SAVE LATE IN THE THIRD, 24 SAVES ON THE NIGHT AS WE WOULD GO TO OVERTIME. JUST 22 SECONDS IN, IT LOOKS LIKE RYAN SCHMELZER IS OFFSIDE WHEN CANISIUS ENTERS THE ZONE, THEY DON’T CALL IT, PLAY CARRIES ON, AND NUMBER 13 STRIKES AGAIN, DYLAN McLAUGHLIN GETS IT DEEP, RYAN SCHMELZER PUTS HOME THE GAME-WINNER, AND CANISIUS ESCAPES WITH A 5-4 OVERTIME VICTORY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? IT LOOKS LIKE SCHMELZER GOT ACROSS, AND MANY HAVE ASKED, COULD RIT HAVE ASKED FOR A REVIEW TO SEE IF RIT WAS JOSEPH SIDE, THE ANSWER IS YES, 93.4 WITH VIDEO REPLAY CRITERIA, EXISTS DURING THE TIME THE PUCK ENTERED THE ATTACKING ZONE ILLEGALLY, SINCE IT HAPPENED IN OVERTIME, RIT COULD HAVE CHALLENGED THE PLAY, HOWEVER, THEY ULTIMATELY CHOSE NOT TO. AFTER THE GAME, WE CAUGHT UP WITH A FRUSTRATED BUNCH OF TIGERS.>>13 IS A GOOD PLAYER. I ENDED UP LOSING SIGHT OF HIM AT THE POINT. HE CAME AND MADE A NICE PASS BACK DOOR AND ENDED UP BANGING ONE IN. I’M NOT SURE ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY ON THE PLAY, BUT THEY CALL IT A GOAL, IT’S A GOAL, AND WE LOST AGAIN. SO IT JUST FEELS LIKE ANOTHER PUNCH IN THE MOUTH. YOU GET DOWN, COME BACK, I THINK WE TIED THE GAME TWICE IN THE THIRD, AND FEELING PRETTY GOOD GOING INTO THE OVERTIME, COME OUT WITH A POINT OF TWO AND — ESPECIALLY IN THE SITUATION WHERE WE’RE HAVING A HARD TIME GRABBING ANY POINTS AND TO COME THAT CLOSE AND GET PUNCHED IN THE MOUTH AGAIN, IT SUCKS.>>WE PLAYED A REALLY GOOD GAME. WE WERE RIGHT THERE. WE DEFINITELY WANTED THE TWO POINTS. I THINK WE — WE CAN USE THAT THIRD PERIOD AS A LITTLE BIT OF A BUILDING BLOCK HERE AND GET BACK ON TRACK TOMORROW NIGHT. WE NEED A WIN PRETTY BAD. I THINK WE’RE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE NEED TO GET ONE SOON HERE.>>Kevin: SO CANISIUS, RIT GETTING BACK TO LAST SEASON, 12-5 IN CONFERENCE PLAY, TOP LINE DID THE DAMAGE, DYLAN McLAUGHLIN HAD A FOUR-POINT NEED, AND RYAN SCHMELZER AND JEFF MURRAY ADDED A GOAL APIECE TO MAKE IT A 10-POINT NIGHT FOR THE GRIFFINS, AND WAYNE WILSON WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE TEAM TIGHTEN THINGS UP TONIGHT.>>John: WAYNE, YOUR TEAM WAS RESILIENT LAST NIGHT. YOU DIDN’T COME AWAY WITH THE WIN, BUT WHAT DID YOU COME AWAY WITH AS A HEAD COACH?>>I’D LIKE TO SEE US TIGHTEN UP, LAST NIGHT I THOUGHT WAS THE OFFENSIVE RUSHES, BUT REVIEW OF THE TAPE, TRANSITION DEFENSE. I THOUGHT THEY HAD A GUY GIVING THEM SOME ODD-NUMBER SITUATIONS. WE HAVE TO HAVE A HIGH GUY, AND I THINK IF WE CAN DO THAT, WE WILL HELP. I THINK A COUPLE OF PENALTIES WERE UNNECESSARY FOR US LAST NIGHT. WE CAN’T KEEP GIVING AWAY 5-2 OPPORTUNITIES, BUT WE CREATED SOME SCORING CHANCES AND SAVES AT THE OTHER END FOR US AND WE JUST WANTED TO GET OFF TO A GOOD START. I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE TEAM, AND McLAUGHLIN, IN PARTICULAR, I THOUGHT HE WAS THE GAME, NOT JUST THAT LINE BUT HIM IN PARTICULAR.>>WHAT ABOUT IAN TONIGHT?>>I THOUGHT HE CAME UP WITH THREE OR FOUR BIG SAVES LAST NIGHT THAT WERE CRITICAL FOR US AND KEEPING US IN THE GAME, SO WE WANT TO GET SOMETHING GOING HERE AND GET SOMEONE ON FIRE, AND I THOUGHT JUST TO REWARD HIM OFF OF LAST NIGHT’S GOOD PLAY.>>YOU’VE LOST FIVE IN A ROW TO CANISIUS. WHAT IS A MUST-WIN TONIGHT?>>MORE PERTAINING TO RIGHT NOW. WE’VE TALKED ALL YEAR LONG. I THINK THE LEAGUE IS VERY, VERY TIGHT. THIS IS A FIRST-PLACE TEAM THAT WE WENT TO OVERTIME WITH. I THINK WE HAVE TO GET A WIN. WE HAVE TO GET HOT FOR FEBRUARY AND BE THE HOT TEAM GOING INTO THE PLAYOFFS, BECAUSE I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, WHO ENDS UP WINNING SOMETHING AT THE END OF THE YEAR. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE HOT. SO WE HAVE TO GET OURSELVES GOING NOW AS JANUARY IS RUNNING OUT SOON.>>THAT’S WAYNE WILSON, GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, AND FOR A PREVIEW WITH CANISIUS, I’LL SEND IT OVER TO GENE BATTAGLIA.>>Gene: HERE WITH TREVOR LARGE, WHAT DID IT SAY ABOUT YOUR TEAM OVERCOMING NOT ONE, BUT TWO THIRD THIRD-PERIOD DEFICITS TO WIN THE GAME?>>I THINK THAT TEAMS THAT DON’T HAVE THE — IT MIGHT SUCK THE ENERGY OUT OF THEM. BEING TIED DOWN AND OBVIOUSLY, OVERTIME WAS BIG FOR US.>>Gene: DYLAN McLAUGHLIN, TWO GOALS LAST NIGHT. WE SAW HIM LAST YEAR. DID HE TAKE HIS GAME FROM ONE LEVEL TO ANOTHER THIS YEAR?>>HIS SKILL SET IS ELITE. I AGREE, I THINK THIS YEAR HE’S HAVING A SPECIAL SEASON. HE WAS VERY GOOD FOR US LAST YEAR, BUT RIGHT NOW, LAST NIGHT WAS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW ELITE HE CAN BE. I THOUGHT HE WAS SPECIAL.>>TWO POINTS IS NICE. FOUR IS SPECIAL. WHAT DOES YOUR TEAM HAVE TO DO TO GET THE SWEEP?>>IT MAY BE A HARD GAME, IT MAY BE AN OFFENSIVE GAME. IT COULD BE A DEFENSIVE GAME. IT COULD BE CLOSE. WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING. I’M CONFIDENT OUR GUYS ARE. COACH TREVOR LARGE. WE SEND IT BACK TO YOU, KEVIN.>>Kevin: SO CANISIUS REMAINS ON TOP OF ATLANTIC WITH HOLY CROSS, MERCYHURST TIED FOR THIRD, RIT JUST ONE POINT IN THE LAST SIX GAMES, THAT HURTS, IN EIGHTH, NINE POINTS BEHIND. BENTLEY AND ROBERT MORRIS, NIAGARA, WINLESS IN THE LAST FIVE, AIC IS IN ERIE AGAINST MERCYHURST, AND THE TWO TEAMS WILL NOT TAKE THE ICE IN WASHINGTON DC, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS FORCED THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE GAME. MIKE ROTOLO IS HERE, AND HE’S THE TOP GOAL SCORER, RIGHT THERE, ERIK BROWN, 14TH ON THE SEASON LAST NIGHT, ALBEIT IN A LOSING EFFORT, BROWN WILL JOIN OUR JOHN DITULLIO. THAT’S NEXT. THIS IS OUR “RIT SPORTSZONE PREGAME LIVE”.>>Kevin: BACK HERE AT “RIT SPORTSZONE PREGAME LIVE,” WHERE WE ARE GEARING UP FOR AN ATLANTIC HOCKEY SHOWDOWN BETWEEN CANISIUS AND RIT TIGERS, THE TIGERS PLAYING THE FIFTH GAME IN THE LAST NINE DAYS, AND THE TIGERS’ LEADING GOAL SCORER JUST CAME OFF THE ICE AND IS STANDING BY LIVE WITH OUR JOHN DITULLIO. JOHN?>>John: THANK YOU, KEVIN. ERIK BROWN, RESILIENT LAST NIGHT. I KNOW IT WAS A DISAPPOINTING LOSS, BUT WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY ON HOW RESILIENT YOU WERE LAST NIGHT?>>IT WAS DISAPPOINTING, THE LAST FEW WEEKENDS, IT’S TOUGH, BUT THEY’RE THE FIRST-PLACE TEAM AND THEY’RE THERE FOR A REASON, AND WE PROVED ONCE AGAIN THAT WE CAN COMPETE WITH ANY GAME. I THINK IT WAS A PRETTY EVEN GAME LAST NIGHT. WE TIED IT UP TWICE AND A DISAPPOINTING LOSS IN OVERTIME. WE SHOWED A LOT OF RESILIENCE TO COME BACK ON A TEAM LIKE THAT. A LOT OF TEAMS QUIT WHEN THEY’RE TWO GOALS DOWN, BUT NOT US. WE HAVE TO KEEP BATTLING AND IT WILL HAPPEN FOR US.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HOW IAN PLAYED LAST NIGHT AND WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM HIM TONIGHT?>>HE MADE A LOT OF CRUCIAL SAVES, THERE WAS A BREAKAWAY, ACROSS CREASE THAT OTHER GOALIES MAY NOT GET TO AND I THOUGHT HE DID GREAT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIS FIRST START. WOULD WE HOPE HE STOPS PUCKS FOR YOU GUYS.>>HOW DESPERATE ARE YOU? IS IT A MUST-WIN?>>I THINK EVERY GAME THIS SEASON IS A MUST-WIN FOR US. WE KNOW THE STANDINGS ARE GOING TO BE TIGHT AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND EVERY GAME IS GOING TO MATTER IF WE WANT TO GET TO THE FIRST ROUND OR HAVE A FIRST-ROUND BYE, WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL.>>John: THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME. THAT’S ERIK BROWN, THE TIGERS’ LEADING GOAL SCORER.>>Kevin: THE TIGERS’ GOALTENDING HAS BEEN UP AND DOWN, A SAVE PERCENTAGE 87%, WHICH OUT OF THE 60 TIGEAMS RAN THE TIGERS DEAD LAST, AND WAYNE WILSON HAS DECIDED TO GO BACK WITH IAN ANDRIANO, AS HE LOOKS FOR HIS FIRST COLLEGIATE VICTORY. HE’S SEEN TIME IN FOUR GAMES THIS YEAR, AND DANIEL URBANI WILL BE IN THE NET ONCE AGAIN, 19TH START FOR HIM, THE 10TH WIN LAST NIGHT, GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE JUST OVER 3.0. SPEAKING OF GOALTENDERS, WE WELCOME FORMER RIT GOALTENDER MIKE ROTOLO TO PRE”RIT SPORTSZO PREGAME LIVE.” YOU REMEMBER THAT FIRST START. HOW DO YOU THINK IAN HANDLED IT?>>PROBABLY DEFINITELY FEELING SOME NERVES. AS MUCH AS PEOPLE WANT TO SAY THEY DON’T FEEL NERVES, IT DOES, AND I THOUGHT HE DID EXTREMELY WELL. HE MADE CRUCIAL SAVES ALL THE WAY THROUGHOUT. REGARDLESS OF GIVING UP FOUR GOALS, IT WAS THE MAIN REASON THAT GAME GOT INTO OVERTIME.>>YOU PLAYED LAST YEAR MOST OF THE TIME. WITH YOU IN THE NET, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THE GUYS, WHEN THEY WANT TO BE PLAYING WHEN YOU CAN’T START ALL THREE AT THE SAME TIME. HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?>>WHEN YOU HAVE THREE GOALIES THAT CAN ALL PLAY, YOU HAVE TO STAY WORKING HARD EVERY SINGLE DAY IN PRACTICE, AND WHEN YOU GOT YOUR CHANCE, YOU’VE GOT TO GRASP IT AND TAKE IT. ALL THREE GUYS ARE CAPABLE OF TAKING THAT AND RUNNING WITH IT. IT’S JUST CONTINUING TO PLAY WELL DAY AFTER DAY.>>YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN FOLLOWING THE CONFERENCE, EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE NOT PLAYING ANYMORE. HAS IT BEEN ANY TIGHTER THAN IT IS THIS YEAR, AND CAN YOU SEE A CHANCE FOR A STRUGGLING RIT IN THE POSTSEASON?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT’S ANY TEAM’S RACE. THE COMPETITION IS TIGHT, BUT THEY CAN PLAY WITH ANYBODY, AND THE SPECIAL TEAMS PROBABLY ARE TE FIRST THINGS THEY WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT, BUT IF THEY CAN GET SOME WINS, THEY HAVE A CHANCE.>>HOW DO YOU MISS THIS?>>THERE’S NO FEELING LIKE PLAYING COLLEGE HOCKEY IN THIS BARN WITH THOSE FANS. IT’S FUN TO COME BACK AND ROOT ON THE GUYS. ONCE A TIGER, ALWAYS A TIGER. I’LL ALWAYS BLEED ORANGE.>>Kevin: MIKE ROTOLO FOR US HERE THIS EVENING. MEANWHILE, THE WOMEN’S TEAM WERE BACK, LET’S PICK UP THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE POLISSENI, COACH SCOTT McDONALD’S TEAM, GOT ON THE BOARD EARLY, THE TIGERS WERE UN — UP BY TWO, AND KENDALL CORNINE, THEY COULD NOT HANG ON, UNDER 2:00 TO PLAY, COLONIALS ON THE POWER PLAY, GEBHART SCORES AND IN OVERTIME, JUST OVER 2:00 IN, MAGGIE LA GOO, UNASSISTED, 4-3 IN OVERTIME, THEY’RE AT LINDENWOOD NEXT WEEKEND. NEXT TO COME ON THE SHOW, WE’LL RECAP LAST NIGHT’S OVERTIME THRILLER AND GENE AND JOHN SHARE THE KEYS FOR THE GAME. THIS IS “RIT SPORTSZONE PREGAME LIVE.” ENTER THE ZONE, McLAUGHLIN, SHOT, A GOAL. CANISIUS DEFENDS, SCORES! BRUBACHER FROM THE BLUE LINE! WE’RE TIED AT 4-4! McLAUGHLIN, NOW, BRINGING IT IN. OOH, IT LOOKED LIKE — HAD A — HAD A SCHMELZER WAS — McLAUGHLIN, GOING IN, AND THEY SCORE. THEY COUNT IT. JOHN, I’M TELLING YOU, THAT PLAY WAS OFFSIDE. LET’S SEE.>>John: ON YOUR SCREEN — OOH –>>Gene: HE’S OFFSIDE!>>John: HE’S OFFSIDE.>>Gene: THE TIGERS LOSE A TOUGH ONE.>>John: THAT’S A GREAT CALL ON YOUR PART, BUDDY. GREAT EYES.>>Gene: CANISIUS, SCORED 22 SECONDS INTO OVERTIME TO BEAT RIT 5-4. IF YOU MISSED LAST NIGHT’S GAME OR ANY HOME GAMES, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. CHECK OUT RITSZ.COM, HOCKEY CENTRAL. IT WAS A FUN ONE LAST NIGHT, THAT I PREDICTED WOULD GO TO OVERTIME. ANOTHER GAME HAS COME AND GONE AND THEY DIDN’T GET ANY POINTS IN THE STANDINGS.>>IN MY OPINION, IT WAS OFFSIDE, AND NOT ONLY THAT, MURRAY, AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN WAS OFFSIDE, BUT JOHN, YOU GAVE UP FOUR OTHER GOALS IN THIS GAME. THE EFFORT WASN’T THERE.>>John: WAYNE AND HIS TEAM, THEY KNOW IT. THEY HAVE TO CLOSE THAT SPACE. CANISIUS SKATERS, THREE IN THE ZONE, DYLAN McLAUGHLIN, THEY KNOW THEY NEED TO TIGHTEN THINGS UP DEFENSIVELY, STAY OUT OF THE BOX. NOW, THEY HAVE TO STAY OUT OF THE BOX.>>THE JUNIOR, DYLAN McLAUGHLIN, NUMBER 13, OUR CANISIUS PLAYER TO WATCH TONIGHT.>>John: GREAT MOVE. HE HAD A FOUR-POINT NIGHT, NUMBER 13 IS THE REASON WHY CANISIUS, I BELIEVE, IS TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN ATLANTIC HOCKEY, CAME IN LAST NIGHT, AND THEY BEAT THE TIGERS LAST NIGHT, ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN ATLANTIC HOCKEY. HE’S THE REASON LAST NIGHT.>>Gene: I THOUGHT IAN ANDRIANO SETTLED DOWN, JOHN.>>John: KEPT THEM IN THE GAME. WHEN THEY HAD THAT SECOND PERIOD, WITH PENALTIES, NUMBER 40 WAS MAKING SAVES LAST NIGHT, SAW HIS MOM ABOUT A HALF HOUR AGO, AND SHE SAID, JOHN, I TOLD TOLD — HEARD YOU ON THE BROADCAST. YOU SAID HE DIDN’T PLAY WELL IN THE FIRST PERIOD. HE PLAYED BETTER IN THE SECOND. I SAID, HE DID. SHE SAID, NOT BAD FOR A GUY WHO HASN’T PLAYED SINCE APRIL. I SAID, NOT BAD. I WAS IMPRESSED AND SO WAS HIS HEAD COACH.>>Gene: IAN IS GOING TO GET THE CALL TONIGHT, THEY HAVEN’T WON SINCE DECEMBER 9TH.>>CHANNEL YOUR INTERIOR ANTONIO BANDERAS “DESPERADO.” AND KEVIN BACON, EVERYBODY CUT FOOTLOOSE, AND MARTY McFLY TONIGHT, YOU GO BACK TO THE FUTURE, GO WITH NUMBER 40, HE PLAYS WELL TONIGHT, ALL THREE OF THOSE THINGS HAPPEN TONIGHT, GENE-O, TAKE IT TO THE BANK-O, TWO POINTS TONIGHT.>>Gene: IF WE HAVE ANYTHING LIKE LAST NIGHT, THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN GAME TO CALL.>>John: I KNOW THAT CANISIUS HAS BEATEN THEM FIVE STRAIGHT TIMES, OUTSCORING THEM 16-6. I THINK THE TIGERS CAN WIN.>>Gene: 7:05, KEVIN, LOOKING FORWARD TO SCORING THIS ONE TONIGHT.>>Kevin: SHE STOPS BY AND HAS A CONVERSATION WITH ME. ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK TO THE PARENTS. THE PHOTO TEAM SHOWS US LAST NIGHT’S THRILLER AS WE ARE CLOSING IN ON GAME TIME. THIS IS “RIT SPORTSZONE PREGAME LIVE.” .>>Kevin: OH, WHAT AN ATMOSPHERE, WHAT A GAME LAST NIGHT PHERE AT THE POLISSENI CENTER, AND THE PASSION OF THESE STUDENT-ATHLETES CAPTURED ONCE AGAIN BY OUR GREAT RIT PHOTO TEAM. THE TIGERS AND THE GOLDEN GRIFFINS HAVE TAKEN THE ICE. THE TIGERS GO TO WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, TO FACE HOLY CROSS, SO WE’RE NOT BACK WITH YOU UNTIL FEBRUARY 7TH. SHOULD BE A GOOD ONE OUT IN WORCESTER. WE’LL BE BACK FEBRUARY 2ND AGAINST BENTLEY, OUR COVERAGE KICKS OFF ON “RIT SPORTSZONE PREGAME LIVE”, RITSZ.COM, ROCHESTER WILL AIR THAT AT 10:00 THAT NIGHT. WINDING DOWN, ONLY FOUR HOME GAMES REMAINING IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. YOU CAN GRAB YOUR TICKETS BY GOING TO THE TICKETS BOX OR RIT TICKETS.COM. UP NEXT, GENE AND JOHN HAVE ALL THE ACTION FOR YOU AS THE TIGERS LOOKING TO SNAP THEIR FOUR-GAME

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