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Big Third Lifts Men’s Hockey to Series Win

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Big Third Lifts Men’s Hockey to Series Win

TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s hockey group scored four unanswered plans in the third period to generate a occur-from-powering, 5-3, victory over Dartmouth Faculty in a ECAC Hockey First Spherical collection-selecting Activity 3, on Sunday at the Houston Industry House. With the acquire, the Engineers improve to 17-21-3 total and advance to face Harvard in a best-of-a few quarterfinal sequence upcoming weekend. The Large Eco-friendly shut 2021-22 at 7-22-3.

Trailing 3-1 coming into the game’s closing time period, junior defenseman Simon Kjellberg (Nashville, TN / Dubuque Combating Saints) brought the Engineers inside of a goal for the 2nd time with a blast from the suitable point that uncovered its way by a monitor and previous Dartmouth sophomore netminder Clay Stevenson (Port Coquitlam, BC / Coquitlam Express). The power play tally arrived at 6:37 of the frame.

A Much too Quite a few Adult men penalty place the Engineers shorthanded with under 10 minutes to participate in, but junior Zach Dubinsky (Highland Park, IL / Omaha Lancers) netted a shorthanded intention to tie the game at 3-3. The unassisted tally was his ninth of the season at 12:02.

Junior Ryan Mahshie (Stoney Creek, ON / Brooks Bandits) then gave RPI the direct for very good at 16:04, when he snuck a shot just more than the line for his seventh of the year. Helpers on the eventual activity-successful target went to Kjellberg and graduate college student Anthony Baxter (Oakville, ON / UMass Lowell).

Rensselaer sealed the win with an empty-netter by senior captain Ture Linden (Excellent Falls, VA / Lone Star Brahmas) with 49 seconds to play. Classmate Ottoville Leppanen (Espoo, Finland / Espoo Blues U20) claimed the lone guide on RPI’s fifth tally total and fourth on the male edge.

Dartmouth scored the initially two aims of the contest at 12:21 of the initial and 8:12 of the second. Freshman Matt Hubbarde (Pickering, ON / Langley Rivermen) gathered a blocked shot and fired it earlier Engineers freshman goaltender Jack Watson (Toronto, ON / Coquitlam Convey), in advance of sophomore Ryan Sorkin (Chicago, IL / Rockets Hockey Club) jammed residence his second aim in as several games to give the visitors a 2- guide.

Kjellberg then netted RPI’s initial electrical power participate in aim of the video game at 11:12 of the 2nd, firing just inside the remaining put up. Dubinsky and Mahshie gathered the assists on the initially of two on the night for Kjellberg.

The Huge Inexperienced regained its two aim direct (3-1) with just five seconds left in the 2nd, when freshman Braiden Dorfman (Nashville, TN / Shreveport Mudbugs) jumped on a unfastened puck in the middle of the slot and wired a shot just beneath the crossbar for a energy enjoy target – his eighth tally of the year.

Watson (8-7-) finished with 20 will save, when Stevenson (6-14-2) had 25 at the other conclusion of the ice. Rensselaer went 4 for 5 on the ability engage in and the Large Eco-friendly was 1 or 3.

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