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College hockey: Union downs Harvard, but Grosenick hurt

College hockey: Union downs Harvard, but Grosenick hurt

For the second straight Friday night, Union had another top player go down with an injury. And, once

For the second straight Friday night, Union had another top player go down with an injury.

And, once again, the Dutchmen didn’t let it bother them.

Matt Hatch scored twice, and Daniel Ciampini added a goal and two assists as the eighth-ranked Dutchmen overcame the loss of starting goalie Troy Grosenick by beating No. 14 Harvard, 6-2, in an ECAC Hockey game at Bright Hockey Center.

Grosenick injured his right leg 2:24 into the second period when a Harvard player was pushed on top of him by a Union player. He went to the locker room and didn’t return.

Grosenick, the defending Ken Dryden Award winner as ECACH goalie of the year, will be out three to four weeks. Last year, Grosenick missed threee games with a sprained left ankle.

Union coach Rick Bennett said Grosenick will have the right leg examined Monday, but he added that there aren’t any broken bones.

In last Friday’s 4-2 win at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dutchmen defenseman and team captain Mat Bodie suffered a broken left wrist six seconds into the game.

Niskayuna native Colin Stevens replaced Grosenick.

“I thought the guys really rallied around Colin Stevens tonight,” Bennett said. “That’s a testament to those guys in the locker room.”

Stevens, a sophomore, made 14 saves.

“I try to prepare for every game, I know I say it a lot,” Stevens said. “Whenever something like that happens, I try to be as ready as I can. The defense really played a good game, I thought. They blocked a lot of shots and made my job a lot easier.”

The only goal Stevens allowed was a power-play tally by Patrick McNally with 1:19 left in the game.

By that time, the Dutchmen (3-0, 6-1-1) had their seventh straight game without a loss well in hand.

The Dutchmen, meeting the Crimson (1-2, 2-2) for the first time since beating them, 3-1, in last year’s ECACH tournament championship game, took a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes of the opening per-iod. Sophomore defenseman Charlie Vasaturo scored his first goal of his collegiate career 41 seconds into the game. Greg Coburn got a power-play goal 2:19 later.

Jimmy Vesey cut the Dutchmen’s lead to one 1:32 into the period. But goals by Hatch and Ciampini later in the period made it 4-1.

Goals by Wayne Simpson and Hatch 1:08 apart midway through the third period made it 6-1.

The Dutchmen will face Dartmouth tonight at 7 at Thompson Arena. Both teams are 3-0 in league play.

“This is a good momentum boost going into [tonight],” Hatch said. “I don’t think we’ve played our best hockey. But anytime you get out on the road and you get a ‘W,’ it’s a good thing.”

Union 2 2 2 — 6

Harvard 0 1 1 — 2

First Period — 1, Union, Vasaturo 1 (Carr, Jooris), :41. 2, Union, Coburn 3 (Ciampini, K. Bodie), 3:00 (pp). Penalties — Greiner, Har (hooking), 1:08; Jooris, Uni (elbowing), 5:00; Vesey, Har (hitting after whistle), 8:30; Roy, Uni (tripping), 14:44.

Second Period — 3, Harvard, Vesey 3 (Greiner), 1:32. 4, Union, Hatch 3 (Coburn), 5:58. 5, Union, Ciampini 4 (K. Bodie, Boyle), 16:50. Penalties — Simpson, Uni (interference), 5:19; Biega, Har (embellishment), 5:19; Biega, Har (hooking), 14:02.

Third Period — 6, Union, Simpson 6 (Ciampini), 10:32. 7, Union, Hatch 4 (Novak), 11:40. 8, Harvard, McNally 1 (O’Regan, Hart), 18:41 (pp). Penalties — Boyle, Uni (roughing), 12:33; Vesey, Har (roughing), 12:33; Gingras, Uni (tripping), 13:51; McNally, Har (roughing), 13:51; Seward, Har (slashing), 16:11; Simpson, Uni (boarding), 17:14; Roy, Uni (roughing), 18:41; Wilkins, Uni, major-game misconduct (facemasking), 18:41; Fick, Har (roughing), 18:41; Harvard bench, 20:00.

Shots on Goal — Union 13-10-15 — 38. Harvard 9-7-9 — 25.

Power-play opportunities — Union 1 of 4; Harvard 1 of 4.

Goalies — Union, Grosenick (10 shots-9 saves), Stevens (2:24 second, 15-14). Harvard, Girard 2-2-0 (30-25), Traber (10:32 third, 8-7).

A — 2,286. T — 2:22.

Referees — Tim Kotyra, Scott Whittemore. Linesmen — Philip Kitchen, Jim Briggs.

Dartmouth 4, RPI 0

HANOVER, N.H. — Brad Schierhorn’s goal 2:36 into the game set the tone as the Big Green downed the Engineers at Thompson Arena.

Dartmouth (3-0, 4-0-1) broke the game open with a three-goal second period. Eric Neiley scored at 4:23 to open the scoring. Tyler Sikura, who assisted on that goal, got a short-handed tally with 9:39 left in the period to make it 3-0. Eric Robinson ended starting goalie Scott Diebold’s night with a goal 1:19 later.

RPI (0-3, 1-4-2), which is now winless in six straight since opening the season with a 3-1 over Ferris State, has given up 12 goals in the second period in its last three games.

The Engineers played without center Jacob Laliberte (concussion symptoms) and defenseman Luke Curadi (suspension).

RPI visits Harvard tonight at 7.

RPI 0 0 0 — 0

Dartmouth 1 3 0 — 4

First Period — 1, Dartmouth, Schierhorn 1 (Beamish), 2:36. Penalties — McGowan, RPI (boarding), 18:04; Keenan, Dart (tripping), 19:48.

Second Period — 2, Dartmouth, Neiley 2 (Simpson, Sikura), 4:23. 3, Dartmouth, Sikura 4, 10:21 (sh). 4, Dartmouth, Robinson 6 (Mosey), 11:42. Penalties — Haggerty, RPI (slashing), 6:04; Keenan, Dart (elbowing), 6:04; McNally, Dart (elbowing), 9:38.

Third Period — None. Penalties — Boldt, Dart (cross-checking), 3:37; Ferguson, Dart (tripping), 7:26; Haggerty, RPI (cross-checking), 9:38; Dolan, RPI (interference), 15:39; Bullock, Dart (holding), 18:23.

Shots on Goal — RPI 4-6-8 — 18. Dartmouth 8-9-5 — 22.

Power-play opportunities — RPI 0 of 5; Dartmouth 0 of 3.

Goalies — RPI, Diebold 1-2-1 (16 shots-12 saves), Merriam (11:42 second, 6-6). Dartmouth, Morris 2-0-1 (18-18).

A — 2,479. T — 2:08.

Referees — Brad Leblanc, Andy O’Brien. Linesmen — CJ Hanafin, Christopher Piti.

New England College 5, Skidmore 2

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jonathan Boxill and Samuli Turunen had a goal and an assist each to lead the Pilgrims to an ECAC East win over the Thoroughbreds.

Nick Mannarino and T.J. Schneider had the Skidmore goals.

New England College 3 0 2 — 5

Skidmore 1 1 0 — 2

First Period — 1, Skidmore, Mannario 1 (Gundersen, Gavrik), 2:43. 2, New England College, MacLaughlin 3 (Brazzier), 5:16. 3, New England College, O’Reilly 3 (Boxill, Parise-Cornier), 17:23. 4, New England College, Andersson 1 (Turunen, Qvarfordt), 17:59.

Second Period — 5, Skidmore, Schneider 1 (Schuler, Cottam), 4:04.

Third Period — 6, New England College, Turunen 3 (Qvarfordt), 17:21. 7, New England College, Boxill 1, 19:52 (en).

Shots on Goal — New England College 11-4-7 — 22. Skidmore 8-7-10 — 25.

Goalies — New England College, Sirman 1-1-1 (25 shots-23 saves). Skidmore, Cray 0-1-0 (21-17).

Women

Quinnipiac 2, Union 2

SCHENECTADY — ECACH leading scorer Kelly Babstock scored her 12th goal of the season midway through the third period, helping the Bobcats to a tie with the Dutchwomen at Messa Rink.

Christine Valente’s power-play goal gave Union (0-2-1 ECACH 3-5-1 overall) a 1-0 lead late in the first period. Quinnipiac (2-2-1, 5-4-2) tied it on a Nicole Brown goal with 5:56 left in the second.

Kathryn Tomaselli regained the lead for the Dutchwomen 4:04 into the third. But Babstock’s goal tied it with 10:20 left.

Union goalie Shenae Lundberg made 31 saves, including 15 in the first period.

The Dutchwomen host Princeton at 4 p.m. today.

Quinnipiac 0 1 1 0 — 2

Union 1 0 1 0 — 2

First Period — 1, Union, Valente 3 (Norton, Tancrell-Fontaine), 16:09 (pp). Penalty — Babstock, Qui (tripping), 15:34.

Second Period — 2, Quinnipiac, Brown 1 (Fitz-Ward), 14:04. Penalties — Turner, Uni (interference), 1:28; Babstock, Qui (tripping), 18:02.

Third Period — 3, Union, Tomaselli 3 (Bruestle), 4:04. 4, Quinnipiac, Babstock 12, 9:40. Penalties — Kurio, Uni (hooking), :25; Lyons, Qui (slashing), 2:04.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — Quinnipiac 15-11-6-1 — 33. Union 5-4-7-2 — 18.

Power-play opportunities — Quinnipiac 0 of 2; Union 1 of 3.

Goalies — Quinnipiac, Laden 1-2-1 (18 shots-16 saves). Union, Lundberg 2-2-1 (33-31).

A — 126. T — 1:58.

Referees — Scott Wheeler, Stephen Drain. Linesmen — Nick Demarte Jr., Matt Brady.

PRINCETON 6, RPI 5

TROY — Olivia Mucha had two goals and an assist, and Maddie Peake scored the winning goal with 10:49 left in the third period as the Tigers won a wild one against the Engineers at Houston Field House.

RPI (0-3, 2-6-1) had a 1-0 lead, thanks to Lauren Wash’s goal 1:05 into the game. Princeton (1-3-1, 3-3-1) scored the next two goals. Every time the Tigers had a one-goal lead, the Engineers tide it until Peake’s game-winner.

Wash had an assist. Eleeza Cox also had a goal and an assist, and Taylor Horton added three assists.

Princeton 3 2 1 — 6

RPI 2 2 1 — 5

First Period — 1, RPI, Wash 2 (Marzario, Horton), 1:05. 2, Princeton, Butler 5 (Mucha), 3:14. 3, Princeton, Contini 1 (Kinney), 4:36 (pp). 4, RPI, Cox 4 (Schilter), 10:38 (pp). 5, Princeton, Mucha 1 (Butler), 19:31. Penalties — Gruschow, RPI (slashing), 3:14; Smelker, RPI (high-sticking), 3:29; Pankowski, Pri (tripping), 8:39; Padmore, RPI (slashing), 12:48.

Second Period — 6, RPI, Gruschow 7 (Svoboda, Wash), 4:40. 7, Princeton, Mucha 2 (Stearns, Alleva), 10:06 (pp). 8, RPI, Sanders 1 (Horton, Cox), 12:52 (pp). 9, Princeton, Kinney 2 (Stearns), 17:51 (pp). Penalties — Stearns, Pri (hooking), 7:55; Horton, RPI (slashing), 9:30; Peake, Pri (hooking), 11:44; Marzario, Pri (checking), 16:41.

Third Period — 10, RPI, Jakubowski 1 (Horton), 2:51. 11, Princeton, Peake 1 (Contini), 8:11. Penalty — Pankowski, Pri (cross-checking), 9:30.

Shots on Goal — Princeton 12-11-5 — 28. RPI 7-11-12 — 30.

Power-play opportunities — Princeton 3 of 5; RPI 2 of 4.

Goalies — Princeton, Newell 3-3-1 (30 shots-25 saves). RPI, Piper (21-16), O’Brien 1-5-0 (7-6).

A — 150. T — 2:00.

Referees — Will Harrop, Derek Zuckerman. Linesmen — Bob Gallagher, Chad Gouin.

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