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Important Dates

On January...

...4, RPI tied New Brunswick 3-3 to win the holiday tournament for the first time in 1958.
...5, RPI defeated Dartmouth 5-2 for their first sweep at Dartmouth and Harvard in 1985.
...7, In their first NCAA game, RPI lost to Hamilton, 1-9 in 1950.
...7, RPI defeated Maine for the first time, 8-4 in 1980.
...9, RPI defeated Northeastern for the first time, 7-1 in 1954.
...10, RPI lost 8-2 to Middlebury in the first game played at Houston Field House in 1950.
...12, RPI defeated Colgate 6-0 for their first home sweep vs. Colgate and Cornell in 1985.
...14, RPI defeated Boston University, 7-0 - with center Barry Sherwood in goal in 1969.
...18, RPI defeated Princeton for the first time, 8-4 in 1952.
...20, Frank Chiarelli scored 7 goals against Champlain, tying his (and the school's) previous record in 1952.
...22, RPI defeated Dartmouth for the first time, 8-3 in 1976.
...24, RPI defeated Clarkson for the first time, 14-1 in 1925.
...25, In their first game ever, RPI lost to Williams, 1-4 in 1902.
...29, RPI defeated Cornell for the first time, 3-2 in 1909.
...29, RPI defeated Yale 3-0 for their first sweep at Princeton and Yale in 2000.
...29, Don Cutts became the first Engineer to play in the NHL in 1980.

On February...

...3, In their first NCAA victory, RPI defeated Champlain, 5-3 in 1950.
...4, RPI defeated St. Lawrence 4-1 for their first sweep in the North Country in 1978.
...6, RPI defeated St. Lawrence for the first time, 3-2 in 1953.
...6, RPI defeated Brown 5-2 for their first home sweep vs. Brown and Harvard in 1993.
...7, RPI defeated UNH for the first time, 10-1 in 1963.
...9, RPI defeated Clarkson 4-3 in overtime in the 25th Big Red Freakout! in 2002.
...9, RPI defeated Army for the first time, 2-1 in 1907.
...9, RPI defeated Yale 8-2 for their first home sweep vs. Brown and Yale in 1985.
...11, RPI defeated St. Michael's 8-4 for their first win at Houston Field House in 1950.
...13, RPI defeated Providence for the first time, 13-1 in 1953.
...14, RPI defeated SUNY Albany 23-0, setting school records for most goals scored and greatest margin of victory in 1920.
...15, RPI defeated American International 19-0, setting school records for most goals scored and greatest margin of victory in an NCAA game in 1972.
...15, RPI defeated St. Lawrence 4-3 for their first home sweep vs. Clarkson and St. Lawrence in 1992.
...21, RPI defeated Boston College for the first time, 4-1 in 1959.
...23, RPI defeated Harvard 4-1 for their first home sweep vs. Dartmouth and Harvard in 1985.
...25, RPI defeated New Hampshire 6-5 in the first Big Red Freakout! in 1978.
...26, In their first victory ever, RPI defeated Union for the first time, 6-2 in 1904.
...28, Pierre Thibault was assessed 29 penalty minutes in a game against Clarkson, setting a school record in 1981.

On March...

...2, RPI defeated Cornell 5-4 for their first sweep at Colgate and Cornell in 1985.
...2, RPI defeated Princeton 4-1 for their first home sweep vs. Princeton and Yale in 1996.
...4, Colin Ingham was assessed 7 penalties in a game against St. Lawrence, setting a school record in 1967.
...5, Eighth-seeded RPI defeated first-seeded New Hampshire 7-6 in the first round of the ECAC playoffs in 1974.
...7, Tenth-seeded RPI defeated first-seeded Harvard 4-3 in overtime, in the ECAC playoffs in 1992.
...10, RPI defeated Boston University 5-2 to capture the ECAC Championship in 1984.
...13, RPI defeated Minnesota 5-4 to capture the NCAA Championship in 1954.
...14, In their first NCAA tournament victory, RPI defeated Boston University for the first time, 6-3 in 1953.
...16, RPI defeated Harvard 3-1 to capture the ECAC Championship in 1985.
...18, RPI defeated Princeton 5-1 to capture the ECAC Championship in 1995.
...30, RPI defeated Providence 2-1 to capture the NCAA Championship in 1985.

On May...

...15, Don Cutts became the first Engineer taken in the NHL draft in 1973.
...24, Mike McPhee won the Stanley Cup with the Montréal Canadiens in 1986.

On November...

...9, RPI defeated Dartmouth 5-4 for their first sweep at Dartmouth and Vermont in 1996.
...12, RPI defeated Princeton 4-1 for their first home sweep vs. Princeton and Quinnipiac in 2005.
...21, RPI defeated Dartmouth 3-1 for their first home sweep vs. Dartmouth and Vermont in 1992.
...23, RPI defeated Vermont for the first time, 4-3 in 1974.
...27, RPI defeated Harvard 4-3 for their first sweep at Brown and Harvard in 1994.

On December...

...1, RPI defeated Cornell 6-3 in Cornell's first loss following their perfect season in 1969-70 in 1970.
...1, RPI defeated Brown 4-3 for their first sweep at Brown and Yale in 1984.
...2, Gordie Peterkin scored 9 assists and 13 points against Springfield, setting school records in 1952.
...4, RPI defeated Cornell, with goalie Ken Dryden, 4-3 in overtime in 1968.
...7, RPI defeated Princeton 6-3 for their first sweep at Army and Princeton in 1985.
...8, RPI defeated Princeton 12-4 for their first home sweep vs. Army and Princeton in 1984.
...10, RPI defeated Yale for the first time, 4-2 in 1953.
...14, Frank Chiarelli scored 7 goals against Loyola, setting a school record in 1951.
...14, Dick Greenlaw made 78 saves against Boston University, setting a school record in 1965.
...16, RPI defeated Colgate for the first time, 4-3 in 1950.
...27, RPI defeated Harvard for the first time, 6-2 in 1951.
...30, RPI defeated Brown for the first time, 5-1 in 1953.