RIT freshman forward Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks, AK/Flin Flon Bombers) notched a pair of third-period power play goals to help bring the Tigers back from a 3-0 deficit, but it was host Canisius scoring twice in the final minute of regulation to earn a 5-3 victory in Atlantic Hockey action, Saturday, at the Harborcenter.
Canisius converted a 5-on-3 opportunity with 6:02 left in the first period to open the scoring. The Golden Griffins cycled the puck around the zone before Lee Lapid scored inside the right post.
Canisius made it a 2-0 lead with 9:41 left in the second after Mitchell Martan beat the Tiger defense back for a shot through the pads of junior goalie Logan Drackett (Calgary, Alberta/Calgary Canucks).
Will Scherer scored with 15:46 left in the third to push the Golden Griffin lead to 3-0.
FINAL SCORE – @GriffsHockey 5, Tigers 3. RIT back home next Friday and Saturday (Jan. 10-11) vs. UMass-Lowell, 7:05PM and 5:05PM face-offs, respectively.
— RIT Men's Hockey (@RITMHKY) January 5, 2020