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RIT Men’s Hockey Team Video 2012-2013

August 16, 2019


Chris Saracino: The future of this program
is nothing but bright. Jeff Smith: It’s the will, it’s the fight. Adam Hartley: I’m Adam Hartley and I’m
from West Vancouver, Canada. Chris Saracino: I’m Chris Saracino, from
St. Louis, Missouri. Jeff Smith: I’m Jeff Smith from Spokane,
Washington. Announcer: RIT Hockey, with a storied tradition
of excellence, continues to improve; from their play on the ice, the national competition,
dynamic events to a brand new arena. Chris Saracino: The fan experience to the
hockey playing to the academic side, going to school, meeting people there, it’s all
been very positive. Announcer: With one of the nation’s most
potent offenses the Tigers again advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2013 AHA playoffs.
RIT has reached the Atlantic Hockey Finals three times in four years, winning it all
in 2010, a season that included a trip to the Frozen Four. Adam Hartley: Going to the Frozen Four was
just a phenomenal experience and something I’ll never forget. Jeff Smith: The whole NCAA Playoff experience
was pretty awesome. Wayne Wilson: Coaches, players, staff have
to be on our toes and be at our best to win hockey games and to win championships. We’ve
got a great record of that and we look forward to the challenges in front of us. Announcer: The Tigers have brand new off-ice
facilities including a spacious locker-room and their home ice, Ritter Arena, has one
of the best atmospheres in college hockey. Adam Hartley: Their cheers are amazing and
it really gives us a boost when we’re out there on the ice. Announcer: And in 2014, the Tigers will move
to a brand new on-campus home, the Polisseni Center. Jeff Smith: The new arena’s going to be
tremendous. Chris Saracino: It’s going to know people’s
socks off, it’s going to be unbelievable. Wayne Wilson: For our fans, for our community
and for our team to grow and the popularity of RIT Hockey just keeps getting better and
we’re looking forward to that. Announcer: RIT competes in the Atlantic Hockey
Association, a conference with teams from New England to the Rockies, along with regional
rivals. And RIT consistently takes on top level non-conference
opponents. The Tigers’ home-coming game at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena draws sellout
crowds of more than 10 thousand fans, in 2013 the Tigers will host Michigan. Wayne Wilson: Bringing in teams like St. Lawrence
and Cornell, to Penn State this past year to Michigan next year, to Boston College and
then to Bowling Green. It’s a very electric crowd that we get down
there and it’s good to see a lot of orange and it’s exciting. Announcer: RIT will also play outside in December
2013, at Frontier Field. Three more Tigers moved the pro ranks this
year, joining a growing list that includes Chris Tanev and Steve Pinizotto who are with
Vancouver of the NHL. Wayne Wilson: If you come to RIT, you’re
not going to close any doors on anything you’d like to do. Announcer: Located in Greater Rochester, New
York, RIT’s excellence begins in the classroom. The University has world renowned programs
with nine leading colleges. The campus and surrounding area has been energized
with new buildings and improvements, providing an enriched college life experience.
Chris Saracino: I can move on to play hockey at a higher level, or I’m looking at furthering
my academics and going to law school next year.
Jeff Smith: The education here at RIT has really pushed me and I’m taking all my prerequisites
to go into dentistry. Adam Hartley: The classrooms aren’t too
big, you’re not just a number with teachers. Everyone gets to know you on a personal level
and it’s a lot easier to communicate with them in that situation. RIT gives you real
world situations to deal with and that’s something that could help in the real world
as I move on. Announcer: 2010 national coach of the year
Wayne Wilson is the winningest coach in RIT history with 270 victories. He has a staff
of three assistants as well as strength and conditioning coach and video coordinator. Wayne Wilson: We’ve all been very fortunate
that we’ve all been here together and are able to help players in their development.
There’s a lot of different ways to develop, it’s not only on the ice, but off ice. I’m
very happy to say that Rochester’s my home and RIT’s where I want to coach. Announcer: The tradition and excellence continues
for the Division One hockey experience at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Jeff Smith: I couldn’t be more happy that
I chose to come to RIT. Adam Hartley: Coming to RIT was an unforgettable
experience.

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