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Hobart wins sixth straight, blanks Cortland 5-0

The second-ranked Hobart College ice hockey knocked off Cortland, which is receiving votes in the USCHO.com poll, 5-0 in a non-conference contest at Cortland’s Alumni Arena this evening. With their sixth-straight victory, Hobart is now 6-0-0 on the season. The Red Dragons are now 2-3-1 on the year.

Sophomores Luke Aquaro (2g, 1a) and Shane Shell (3a) led the Statesmen with three points each. First-year Damon Beaver played all 60 minutes in goal and made 28 saves as he recorded his first collegiate shutout. Jack Riedell went the distance in the Cortland goal, finishing with 37 saves.

KEY STATS:

  • Hobart finished the game with a 42-28 edge in shots on goal.
  • The Statesmen were 1-for-5 on the power play. The Red Dragons did not have an opportunity with the man advantage.

FIRST PERIOD:

  • Aquaro opened the scoring 61 seconds into the game. He flipped a shot past Riedell for his fifth goal of the season. Jonah Alexanderand Shell were awarded assists on the goal.
  • Twenty-eight seconds later, Alexander made it a two-goal game. His third goal of the season was assisted by Shell and Aquaro.
  • Hobart continued to apply pressure in the offensive zone, finishing the frame with a 13-7 advantage in shots.

SECOND PERIOD:

  • Matthieu Wuth gave the Statesmen a three-goal lead early in the second period. His first goal of the season was assisted by Artem Buzoverya and Gagik Malakyan.
  • Kahlil Fontana pocketed his first collegiate goal at the 8:57 mark of the frame. He wristed a shot past Riedel. Tanner Daniels was credited with an assist on the goal.
  • Thirty-five seconds later, Aquaro wrapped up the scoring with his sixth goal of the year. Shell and Cooper swift picked up assists on the tally

THIRD PERIOD:

  • Despite not scoring a goal, Hobart dominated the final 20 minutes, outshooting Cortland 13-4.

COACH’S CORNER:
“I was proud to be on the bench with the boys today,” Head Coach Mark Taylor said.

UP NEXT:
Hobart will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 18, when it heads to Providence, R.I., to take on Johnson & Wales. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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