Hobart College sophomore forward Tanner Hartman broke a Hobart single-game record, scoring four goals as the second-ranked Statesmen cruised to an 8-0 victory over Johnson and Wales University in a New England Hockey Conference contest at The Cooler this afternoon. He added an assist to finish the game with five points.
Hartman’s four-goal outburst came a day after he set Hobart’s single-game record for assists (5) and points (6). Five other skaters recorded multi-point games for the Statesmen (9-2-0, 5-1-0). Junior Cooper Swift had a game-high three assists. Sophomore Mavrick Goyer played all 60 minutes in goal for Hobart. He made 26 saves as he notched his third shutout of the season.
Jason Friedman started in goal for the Wildcats (1-7-1, 1-6-1). He made 51 saves in just over 46 minutes of work. Jake Perin came on in relief and made 13 saves.
- With the win, the Statesmen have won 27 straight games at The Cooler. It is the longest active streak in the nation and tied for the second longest in NCAA Division III history.
- Hobart has not allowed a power-play goal in its first 11 games of the season. They have killed off 31 straight power play opportunities.
- Hartman’s five points in today’s game are tied for second on Hobart’s single-season list, trailing only his own six-point performance last night against UMass Boston.
- Goyer’s third shutout of the season moved him into a tie for fifth on Hobart’s single-season list.
- It was Hobart’s seventh shutout of the year. That is the second most in program history, trailing only last year’s nine.
- The Statesmen opened the scoring at the 18:39 mark of the first period when Brandon Sacchetti redirected a Chris Duclair shot past Friedman for his first collegiate goal. Bauer Morrissey also notched an assist on the power-play goal.
- Hartman notched his first goal of the game just under three minutes into the second period. He one-timed a shot from the low slot past Friedman. His seventh goal of the year was assisted by Ignat Belov and Artem Buzoverya.
- Six minutes later, Belov notched a power-play goal to give William Smith a three-goal lead. He wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle into the upper right corner of the cage. Belov’s sixth goal of the season was assisted by Hartman and Swift.
- Hartman scored the game’s next two goals. They were three minutes apart in terms of game time but were separated by the second intermission. His second goal of the game came at the 17:34 mark of the middle frame. He picked up a rebound, deked around the goalie and slipped a shot across the goal line. His eighth goal of the season was assisted by Swift and Jared Patterson.
- Hartman completed the hat trick 22 seconds into the third period. He flipped a backhand over Friedman’s legs for his ninth goal of the season. Lassman and Buzoverya had assists on the goal.
- Two minutes later Duclair fired a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle into the back of the net. It was his ninth goal of the season.
- Hartman scored his fourth goal of the game and 10th goal of the season at the 6:32 mark of the third period. He one-timed a centering pass from Belov past Friedman.
- Sacchetti rounded out the scoring with his second goal of the game. He snapped a shot from the right faceoff circle past Perin. Duclair and Cooper Swift were awarded assists on the tally.
- Hobart finished the game with a 72-26 advantage in shots on goal. The Wildcats blocked an additional 22 shots and Belov and Hartman fired shots off of the goal posts.
- The Statesmen were 2-for-6 on the power play and Johnson and Wales were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Hobart will be back in action on Dec. 9, when it heads to Hartford, Connecticut to take on Trinity. Faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.