March 12th, 2010 | Sports

Bulldogs prepare for Brown — without Backman

Tom Dignard ’10 fends off a Quinnipiac opponent during Yale’s 4–3 loss to the Bobcats on Feb. 27 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden. The Bulldogs had a first-round bye in the ECAC Tournament.
Tom Dignard ’10 fends off a Quinnipiac opponent during Yale’s 4–3 loss to the Bobcats on Feb. 27 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden. The Bulldogs had a first-round bye in the ECAC Tournament. Photo by R.J. Rico.

M. HOCKEY | One day before the start of the ECAC quarterfinals, men’s hockey coach Keith Allain ’80 continues to keeps his cards close to his chest. On Thursday after practice Allain revealed neither who will start as goaltender for the Elis nor how the team will try to replace injured right winger Sean Backman ’10 during this weekend’s series against Brown.

Backman is second in goals scored for the Bulldogs and had been a key player on both the power play and penalty kill units.

Allain did not elaborate on what specific line changes will be made, but he said that he will probably experiment with a few combinations during