(WTNH)–The UConn hockey team is home on Friday night, hosting Hockey East foe Northeastern.
Connecticut is using a two-goalie system this year, with senior Rob Nichols and freshman Adam Huska taking turns between the pipes.
Huska is a native of Slovakia and has played in the World Junior Championships in each of the last four years.
A seventh-round draft pick of the New York Rangers in 2015, he’s a big target in net, at 6-4, 205 pounds. Huska started playing goalie because no one back home wanted to.
“The coach in my hometown asked who wants to try to be goalie, and nobody said [they wanted] to try, so I said, I want to try, and I’m still [a] goalie.”
“He takes up a lot of the net, and he’s very composed. He’s got a lot of composure in the net. He does a pretty good job of controlling rebounds. He just eats pucks.”
Quinnipiac also plays this weekend in ECAC action, visiting Union and RPI.