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College Hockey: Gostisbehere injured in Union's 3-0 victory

Sunday, January 12, 2014
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— Union had a nice bounce-back win Saturday, but it may have come with a hefty price.

Standout junior defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere was injured in the first period of the fourth-ranked Dutchmen’s 3-0 ECAC Hockey victory over Princeton at Hobey Baker Rink.

Gostisbehere, the Philadelphia Flyers’ third-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft, suffered a lower-body injury when he was checked into the boards by Tigers right winger Ryan Siiro. He tried to skate the next shift, but couldn’t make it. He missed the final two periods.

Gostisbehere has six goals and 10 assists in 20 games this season. In 97 career games, he has 19 goals and 45 assists.

“We’ll just have to wait and see how he feels tomorrow, and go from there,” Union coach Rick Bennett said.

The Dutchmen (9-2 ECACH, 13-4-3 overall), who had their 10-game unbeaten streak snapped in Friday’s 2-1 loss at Quinnipiac in their first game since Dec. 14, survived a 17-shot first period by the Tigers (3-9, 4-15), thanks to junior goalie and Niskayuna native Colin Stevens.

“We were trying to feel out the waters again,” Bennett said. “I guess if you’re going to have one guy that’s really plugged in, it’s your goalie. I thought Colin Stevens set the tone for us. I thought the guys fed off of his play.”

Stevens finished with 33 saves. It was his second shutout against the Tigers this season. He stopped 20 shots in a 3-0 win at Messa Rink Dec. 6.

“Both times we played Princeton this year, the guys blocked a lot of shots,” Stevens said. “They played well in front of me both times.”

Dutchmen center Max Novak was extremely impressed with Stevens’ play.

“After the first, I went back to the locker room and looked back at the scoreboard,” Novak said. “I was shocked that it was 0-0. He made some huge saves for us.”

Michael Pontarelli’s goal 3:53 into the second period gave Union a 1-0 lead. Novak tipped a Gaston Gingras shot past goalie Colton Phinney at 7:48 of the third period.

Daniel Carr got an empty-net goal with 29 seconds remaining. It gave him 130 career points. He needs two points to surpass Adam Presizniuk as the Dutchmen’s all-time Division I leading scorer.

Union 0 1 2 — 3

Princeton 0 0 0 — 0

First Period — None. Penalties — Cruice, Uni (tripping), 8:15; Hatch, Uni (slashing), 17:49.

Second Period — 1, Union, Pontarelli 8 (Vasaturo, Sullivan), 3:53. Penalties — Kroshus, Pri (tripping), :11; Rush, Pri (interference), 3:53; Maugeri, Pri (holding), 7:49; Goodwin, Pri, major-game misconduct (hitting from behind), 8:14.

Third Period — 2, Union, Novak 4 (Gingras, Ciampini), 7:48. 3, Union, Carr 10 (Novak, Bodie), 19:31 (en). Penalty — Rush, Pri (boarding), 1:23.

Shots on Goal — Union 11-23-14 — 48. Princeton 17-5-11 — 33.

Power-play opportunities — 0 of 5; Princeton 0 of 2.

Goalies — Union, Stevens 10-2-1 (33 shots-33 saves). Princeton, Phinney 2-8-0 (47-45).

A — 2,339. T — 2:14.

Referees — Bob Ritchie, Bryan Hicks. Linesmen — David Brown, Bill Breden.

no. 7 quinnipiac 6, rpi 2

HAMDEN, Conn. — The seventh-ranked Bobcats scored the game’s first five goals and cruised to a win over the sliding Engineers at High Point Solutions Arena at TD Bank Sports Center.

ECACH-leading Quinnipiac (8-2-3, 17-3-5) jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals by Sam Anas, Alex Barron and Kellen Jones. The Bobcats made it 5-0 on second-

period goals by Brayden Sherbinin and Matthew Peca.

The Engineers (3-5-3, 8-10-4), who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, pulled to within 5-2 on power-play goals 1:57 apart midway through the third period by Matt Neal and Matt Tinordi. But Bryce Van Brabant sealed the deal on a power-play goal with 7:46 left.

RPI 0 0 2 — 2

Quinnipiac 3 2 1 — 6

First Period — 1, Quinnipiac, Anas 14 (K. Jones), 4:37. 2, Quinnipiac, Barron 1 (Hibbler, Clifton), 11:19. 3, Quinnipiac, K. Jones 13 (Anas, Peca), 14:45 (pp). Penalties — Tolkinen, Qui (hooking), 5:06; Leonard, RPI (interference), 7:49; McGowan, RPI (interference), 13:04; Neal, RPI (hooking), 13:50.

Second Period — 4, Quinnipiac, Sherbinin 3 (Clifton, Schutt), 5:06. 5, Quinnipiac, Peca 6 (Anas, Toews), 19:59 (pp). Penalties — Dolan, RPI (hooking), 1:45; Clifton, Qui (hooking), 12:56; Wood, RPI (charging), 19:09.

Third Period — 6, RPI, Neal 9 (Higgs, Haggerty), 8:07 (pp). 7, RPI, Tinordi 4 (DeVito, Bradley), 10:04 (pp). 8, Quinnipiac, Van Brabant 8 (Tolkinen, Smith), 12:14 (pp). Penalties — K. Jones, Qui (tripping), 3:08; Tinordi, RPI (holding), 4:44; St. Denis, Qui (holding), 4:44; K. Jones, Qui (holding), 7:56; Barron, Qui (interference), 8:23; RPI bench, served by Wood (too many men), 11:37; Tolkinen, Qui (cross-checking), 14:06; Clifton, Qui (slashing), 15:56; Higgs, RPI (interference), 16:14.

Shots on Goal — RPI 4-9-5 — 18. Quinnipiac 12-7-12 — 31.

Power-play opportunities — RPI 2 of 7; Quinnipiac 3 of 7.

Goalies — RPI, Diebold 7-9-4 (19 shots-14 saves), Soffer (0:00 third, 12-11). Quinnipiac, Garteig 17-3-5 (18-16), Meyers (16:14 third, 0-0).

A — 3,469. T — 2:09.

Referees — Robert St. Lawrence, Chip McDonald. Linesmen — Brad Leblanc, CJ Hanafin.

Women

no. 10 quinnipiac 1,

union 0

SCHENECTADY — Amanda Colin scored the game’s only goal with 4:18 left in the third period to lift the 10th-ranked Bobcats to an ECACH win over the Dutchmen at Messa Rink.

Goalie Shenae Lundberg made 35 saves for Union (3-7, 8-13-1).

Quinnipiac 0 0 1 — 1

Union 0 0 0 — 0

First Period — None. Penalties — None.

Second Period — None. Penalty — Connery, Qui (interference), 15:55.

Third Period — 1, Quinnipiac, Colin 5 (Connery, Brown), 15:42. Penalty — Tancrell-Fontaine, Uni (roughing), 16:45.

Shots on Goal — Quinnipiac 7-14-15 — 36. Union 6-5-0 — 11.

Power-play opportunities — Quinnipiac 0 of 1; Union 0 of 1.

Goalies — Quinnipiac, Laden 14-3-5 (11 shots-11 saves). Union, Lundberg 8-13-0 (36-35).

A — 85. T — 1:50.

Referees — Dina Allen, Robert Cerili. Linesmen — Paul Crosta, Joel Miller.

princeton 4, rpi 4

TROY — Heidi Huhtamaki’s power-play goal at 4:37 of the third period helped the Engineers tie the Tigers at at Houston Field House.

RPI (4-5-1, 8-11-2) overcame deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-3. Mary Mankey, Toni Sanders and Lauren Wash also scored for the Engineers.

Princeton 2 1 1 0 — 4

RPI 1 1 2 0 — 4

First Period — 1, Princeton, Laing 6 (Pankowski, Alleva), :25. 2, Princeton, Laing 7 (Leahy, Butler), 5:37. 3, RPI, Mankey 4 (Gruschow, Schilter), 9:19 (pp). Penalty — Lloyd, Pri (tripping), 8:11.

Second Period — 4, Princeton, Tucker 5 (Leahy, Alleva), 4:14. 5, RPI, Sanders 4 (Gruschow), 12:26 (pp). Penalties — Banks, RPI (tripping), 1:14; Koelzer, RPI (interference), 1:38; Godin, RPI (hooking), 2:05; Pankowski, Pri (interference), 4:45; Behounek, RPI (interference), 4:45; Strabley, Pri (interference), 10:33; Godin, RPI (high-sticking), 16:57.

Third Period — 6, RPI, Wash 9 (Mankey, Huhtamaki), 2:24. 7, Princeton, Laing 8 (Leahy), 3:13 (sh). 8, RPI, Huhtamaki 2 (Mahoney), 4:37 (pp). Penalties — McDonnell, Pri (charging), 2:45; Schilter, RPI (hooking), 12:26.

Overtime — None. Penalty — Mahoney, RPI (roughing), 2:22.

Shots on Goal — Princeton 5-3-4-3 — 15. RPI 8-13-9-2 — 32.

Power-play opportunities — Princeton 0 of 6; RPI 3 of 4.

Goalies — Princeton, Newell 7-8-3 (32 shots-28 saves). RPI, O’Brien (10-6), Piper 0-2-1 (5-5).

A — 67. T — 2:15.

Referees — Anthony Kenney, Venance Lorenz. Linesmen — John Kilmer, Matt Luther.

 
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