The Icers faced their toughest test of the season last weekend with mixed results. They dominated play on Friday night, handing the 3rd-ranked Delaware Blue Hens their first regulation loss of the season with a 4-0 shutout.
However, the Hens bounced back on Saturday, scoring six straight on their way to a 7-2 thumping of the Icers.
There were concerns raised by those of us who follow the team that the drubbing may have killed any momentum the team had built from the previous night.
I caught up with Taylor Cera before Tuesday's practice and asked him about that and about the tough road ahead.
The Icers face Niagara on Friday night, then spend all but one night in January on the road. Road trips to Ohio and Robert Morris (PA), followed by a home-and-home with West Chester and a road trip to Delaware.
Taylor told me his teammates remain confident and they are actually looking forward to the challenges they face on Friday and especially in the month of January.