Dutchmen take Mayor’s Cup back from RPI


By maxweiner

This past Saturday, the Union Men’s Hockey team ventured to the Times Union Center in Albany where they squared off against cross-town rivals RPI, in the third annual Capital District Mayor’s Cup Game. After a disappointing loss to RPI in last year’s Mayor’s Cup, the Dutchmen came into the contest seeking revenge against the Engineers, and they certainly, winning by a decisive score of 8-3.

Forwards Daniel Ciampini ’15 and Mike Vecchione ’17 led the way for the Dutchmen in scoring. Ciampini recorded a hat trick and three assists, while Vecchione tallied five points on two goals and three assists as well. Matt Wilkins ’16 also had a strong performance for the Dutchmen — the 5’ 11” junior from Kimberley, British Columbia, posted four assists.

After trailing RPI by a score of 3-2 heading in to the third period, Union scored six goals to cap off a dominating performance at the Times Union Center. Union also outshot the Engineers 31-13.

Not only was this a big win over their cross-town rivals to capture the Mayor’s Cup, but it also ended a rough three-game losing streak for the Dutchmen, and improved their record to 12-10-2 on the season. Union will be away this weekend as they take on the Harvard Crimson in Cambridge, Mass., on Friday and then travel to Dartmouth for Saturday night’s contest.


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