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RIT men’s hockey takes down Mercyhurst, 2-1

RIT senior forwards Alden Dupuis (Edmonton, Alberta) and Jake Hamacher (Corona, Calif.) each scored a goal while sophomore goalie Kolby Matthews (Coquitlam, British Columbia) made a career-high 31 saves to lead the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over visiting Mercyhurst, Friday.


RIT scored both its goals during a four-minute stretch of the second period. Sophomore forward Elijah Gonsalves (Scarborough, Ontario) corralled a loose puck off the boards behind the Laker goal and backhanded a pass in front of the right post to Hamacher, who chipped a shot into the top-left corner of the goal with 14:18 on the clock.

Senior forward Bryson Traptow (Calgary, Alberta) centered a pass from the left face-off circle into the slot to Dupuis, who made a nifty move to elude a Laker defender in front of the right post and backhand a shot under the center of the cross bar with 10:38 remaining in the period.

Mercyhurst got one back with 6:04 left in regulation after sophomore forward Brendan Schneider finished a two-on-one break.

Matthews kept the Lakers off the board the rest of the way, totaling 14 saves in the third period.