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RIT scores four-unanswered to earn 5-4 comeback win over Canisius

RIT sophomore forward Kobe Walker (Lloydminster, Alberta/Lloydminster Bobcats) scored the game-winning goal with 4:50 left in regulation to lead the Tigers to a 5-4 comeback win over visiting Canisius, Saturday, in Atlantic Hockey action.

Trailing, 4-1, with under nine minutes left in regulation, RIT (13-10-3, 9-6-3 AHA) scored four unanswered goals in a 3:22 span, including two by freshman forward Elijah Gonsalves (Scarborough, Ontario/Wellington Dukes) and another by senior forward Shawn Cameron (Sherbrooke, Quebec/Cumberland Grads), to setup Walker’s decisive tally.

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Canisius scored a power play goal with 16:46 on the clock. A cross from the right corner got hung up in front of the RIT crease where freshman forward Ryan Miotto cleaned up the loose puck.

RIT answered 14 seconds later when senior forward Ryan Kruper (Sherwood Park, Alberta/Sherwood Park Crusaders) took a feed from junior defenseman Dan Willett (Bayville, NY/Bloomington Thunder) down the right boards and scored on a wrist shot from the right face-off dot through Canisius freshman goalie Jacob Barczewski’s pads.

Canisius took a 2-1 lead with 14:54 on the second-period clock after sophomore defenseman Derek Hamelin scored on shot from the left face-off circle inside the left post through a screen.