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RIT defeats Mercyhurst, 3-2, to complete Atlantic Hockey sweep

RIT junior forward Jake Hamaacher (Corona, CA/Dubuque Fighting Saints) notched a goal and an assist while junior goalie Logan Drackett (Calgary, Alberta/Calgary Canucks) totaled 31 saves to lead the Tigers to a 3-2 victory and two-game sweep of visiting Mercyhurst in Atlantic Hockey action, Saturday.

RIT defeats Mercyhurst, 3-2

RIT (10-6-2, 7-5-2 AHA) opened the scoring 3:17 into the game on a left-wing rush. Freshman forward Elijah Gonsalves (Scarborough, Ontario/Wellington Dukes) took a feed from Hamacher in the left face-off circle and dropped a pass back into the slot to freshman forward Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks, AK/Flin Flon Bombers) for a close-range finish.

The Tigers took a 2-0 lead with 10:42 remaining in the first. Senior defenseman Chris McKay (Edmonton, Alberta/Sherwood Park Crusaders) sent a pass down the eft flank to senior forward Shawn Cameron (Sherbrooke, Quebec/Cumberland Grads), who slid a feed across the front of the Laker crease to Hamacher for a short finish.

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