Emelifeonwu scores twice in Union win over RPI

Emelifeonwu scores twice in Union win over RPI

Senior forward Zachary Emelifeonwu scored a career-best two goals to help lift Union to a 2-1 win over cross-town rivals Rensselaer on Saturday night at the Houston Field House.

The win is the first for the Dutchmen, snapping a seven-game losing skid to start the year. Union is now 1-1-0 in ECAC Hockey play and RPI is now 3-3-0 on the season and 1-1-0 as well in conference action.


  • Emelifeonwu's goals were the first points of the season for the senior.
  • The forward line of Emelifeonwu, Josh Kosack and Owen Farris combined for five of the six points in the contest.
  • Darion Hanson made 25 saves in net and the RPI goal came during the Engineers' final power play of the game.
  • Union out-shot RPI 27-26, including a 10-5 margin in the third.
  • RPI blocked a total of 20 shots in the contest, including 11 in the second period alone. 

Statistical Comparison

Men's Hockey Stats Comparison vs RPI - Oct. 26, 2019