The Rochester Institute of Technology men’s ice hockey team came back from a three-goal first period deficit to salvage a 3-3 tie against visiting Niagara, Saturday night, in the teams’ Atlantic Hockey opener. The Tigers (1-1-1, 0-0-1 AHA) went on to earn the extra conference point by winning a shootout, 3-2.
Senior forward Jake Hamacher (Corona, Calif.) converted the winning goal in the shootout while senior defenseman Dan Willett (Bayville, N.Y.) and junior forwards Jake Joffe (Toronto, Ontario) and Andrew Petrucci (Toronto, Ontario) each tallied goals in the comeback. Senior goalie Logan Drackett (Calgary, Alberta) logged 23 saves, including five during the five-minute overtime period, to earn the victory.
RIT will hit the road to take on Niagara tomorrow evening at 5:05 p.m. to complete the second half of the home-and-home doubleheader.