CANTON, N.Y. – Freshman goaltender Jack Watson created a career-substantial 41 will save to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s hockey crew to a 4- victory around St. Lawrence University, on Monday afternoon at Appleton Arena. With the gain, the Engineers strengthen to 10-12-3 over-all (5-5- ECAC Hockey), even though the Saints fall to 5-11-4 (3-5-2 ECAC Hockey).
RPI got the scoring started at 1:54 of the opening period of time, when sophomore James McIsaac (Winnipeg, MB / Brooks Bandits) buried a backhand shot on a breakaway for his very first collegiate goal. Senior defenseman Kyle Hallbauer (Howell, NJ / Lone Star Brahmas) was credited with the lone support on the play.
Freshman Reid Leibold (Ashburn, VA / Maryland Black Bears) doubled the RPI gain at 15:05 of the next, when he tucked residence his very first tally in the Cherry & White on another breakaway prospect. Hallbauer found Leibold with a extend go and he walked ideal down the center of the ice, before firing a lower shot into the still left aspect of the internet.
The Engineers pushed their advantage to 3- late in the 2nd, many thanks to a huge go and end from junior TJ Walsh (Shrewsbury, MA / Northeastern College) and graduate student Shane Sellar (Carlisle, PA / Dartmouth University), respectively. Walsh tracked down a loose puck in the appropriate circle and zipped a move on to the tape of Sellar on the left aspect, who in turn picked out the best left corner of the net for his fifth target of the time.
St. Lawrence pulled its netminder, sophomore Grant Adams (South Bend, IN / Salmon Arm Silverbacks) with just under four minutes remaining in regulation and the Engineers inevitably took edge, as junior Ryan Mahshie (Stoney Creek, ON / Brooks Bandits) potted an vacant-internet marker with underneath a second to perform.
Watson (2-1-) produced 15 will save in the second and 22 in the third to enable preserve his very first collegiate shutout, though Adams (-2-) had 21 stops at the other finish of the ice.
Each teams were for 3 on the electrical power enjoy, with the Saints holding a slim 39-37 edge in the confront-off circle.
The Engineers are again on the ice up coming weekend, when they host Yale and Brown on the Houston Area Property. Puck drop is 7pm on Friday and Saturday nights. St. Lawrence visits Harvard and Dartmouth next weekend.