Hockey prepares to face Oakland

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The starting line for the Kent State hockey team stands across the blue line while the national anthem is played before their against the University of Pittsburgh Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

Chris Yamnitsky

The Kent State Hockey Club returned to the ice after a week’s break.

“Our focus early on was just to take some of the rust off,” said head coach Jim Underwood. “Moving into the rest of the week, we will continue to work on our special teams and go over our penalty kill systems as well.”  

The Flashes (8-4-2) will try to snap a four game losing streak on the road against Oakland University (4-10-2). The Flashes faced the Grizzlies five times last year and were only able to come out with one victory.

“They play very well at home, as most teams do, but they are aggressive and we are expecting a good team speed from them with some big strong defensemen,” Underwood said. “We are expecting them to be hungry because they need to make up some points in the standings.”

Chris Yamnitsky is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]