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Wilkins’ goal lifts Dutchmen

RPI's Mark Miller is taken to the ice by Union's Tim Boyle and Josh Jooris, in the 1st period of the Capital District Mayor's Cup at the Times Union Center in Albany Saturday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
RPI's Mark Miller is taken to the ice by Union's Tim Boyle and Josh Jooris, in the 1st period of the Capital District Mayor's Cup at the Times Union Center in Albany Saturday.
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Union freshman forward Matt Wilkins turned 22 on Saturday, and he gave the 19th-ranked Dutchmen a nice birthday present. Wilkins scored a power-play goal with 36.8 seconds left in the third period, snapping a 2-2 tie and giving the Dutchmen a 3-2 victory over Capital Region rival Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the inaug­ural Mayor’s Cup game before 5,959 fans at the Times Union Center. “That’s a heck of a birthday present for him,” Union coach ...


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