Feb 03, 2005
Army brings an eight-game home winning streak into Saturday night's often-heated affair between the international rivals. In fact Army holds a 38-29-6 edge in the overall series that began when Gen. MacArthur wrote a letter to RMC's Commandant Maj. Gen. Sir Archibald MacDonnell in 1921 to suggest the two military schools meet. Two years later, a contingent from the Royal Military College traveled to West Point for that historic first game.
It is the 38th game to be played at West Point, with Army holding a commanding 24-12-1 advantage over RMC at home. However, RMC brings its most talented team into West Point in more than 20 years. Center Tyler Middlebrook leads the OUA in scoring with 33 points (13G, 20A) and is fifth in the nation. His right-winger, Louis-Michel Charland, lists 16th in OUA in scoring with 20 points (8G, 12A). The two also lead the Paladins on the power play with six and five goals, respectively.
Labeled \"the oldest continuous international rivalry in sports,\" Army and RMC have met each season since 1949. Saturday will mark the 57th straight year that Army and RMC will wage their \"war on ice\". Face off is 7:00 pm on the NHL Network.