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#1 Statesmen skate past Pilgrims 7-0

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  • Kyle Evans 

The top-ranked Hobart College hockey team defeated New England College, which was receiving votes in this week’s USCHO.com poll, 7-0 in a New England Hockey Conference contest at The Cooler this evening. With their third straight shutout, the Statesmen are now 3-1-0 on the season, including a 2-0-0 mark in conference play.

Five different skaters finished with a multi-point game for Hobart. Junior Luke Aquaro and first-year Logan Gotinsky had two goals each. Sophomore Tanner Daniels and senior Jonah Alexander had a pair of helpers. Sophomore Mavrick Goyer made 15 saves as he earned his second shutout of the season.

Kai Tomita played all 60 minutes in goal. He made 54 saves.

STREAKING

  • Tonight’s victory was the Statesmen’s 22nd consecutive win at The Cooler.
  • Hobart’s penalty kill continues to click to start the year. The Statesmen have killed off their opponent’s first 15 power play opportunities.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Hobart finished the game with a 61-15 advantage in shots on goal.
  • The Statesmen were 1-for-2 on the powerplay and New England College was 0-for-4.

SCORING SUMMARY

  • Hobart opened the scoring at the 5:36 mark of the first period. Aquaro redirected a Khalil Fontana pass across the goal line. Daniels was also awarded an assist on Aquaro’s third goal of the year.
  • Six minutes later, Gotinsky gave the Statesmen a 2-0 lead. He one-timed a shot from the slot past Tomita for his second goal of the year. Alexander was credited with an assist on the goal.
  • With less than a minute remaining in the period, Senior Wil Crane picked up his first goal of the year, slipping a backhanded shot from the low slot across the goal line. First-year Bauer Morrisey and sophomore Tristan Fasig had assists on the goal.
  • Senior Austin Mourar made it a four-goal game in the closing seconds of the second period. Following a faceoff win by senior Artem Buzoverya, he blasted a shot from the point over the goalie’s shoulder. Mourar’s first goal of the season was a power-play goal.
  • Gotinsky notched his second goal of the game just under five minutes into the final frame. He snapped a one-timer from the high-slot past over Tomita’s glove. Gotinsky’s third goal of the season was assisted by Alexander and Shell.
  • Morrisey and Aquaro rounded out the scoring with goals 32 seconds apart. Morrisey broke up a clearing attempt took two strides and fired a slapshot into the back of the net. It was his first collegiate goal. Aquaro’s fourth goal of the season was assisted by Daniels.

UP NEXT
Hobart will be back in action next weekend, Nov. 10-11, when it heads east for a pair of NEHC games. The Statesmen will take on Southern Main on Friday, Nov. 10,  at 7 p.m. and Babson on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m.