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Hockey: Engineers romp over winless Sacred Heart

Hockey: Engineers romp over winless Sacred Heart

Freshman Milos Bub­ela had a goal and two assists, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute tied a seaso

Freshman Milos Bub­ela had a goal and two assists, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute tied a season-high with six goals as the Engineers routed winless Sacred Heart, 6-2, in a non-conference game Monday afternoon at Houston Field House.

Jacob Laliberte scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season, and defenseman Nick Bailen picked up three assists, giving him nine for the year, for the Engineers (6-7-4), who scored three goals in the first 8:40 of the second period to open up a 5-1 lead.

Sacred Heart, which has been outscored, 82-38, this year dropped to 0-15-2.

The Engineers go on the road this weekend to face two Hockey East foes, playing at No. 9 Boston University Friday and at No. 4 New Hampshire Saturday.

Sacred Heart 1 1 0 — 2

RPI 2 3 1 — 6

First period — 1, RPI, Laliberte 7 (Haggerty, Neal), 7:16 (pp). 2, SH, Delong 6 (George), 14:56. 3, RPI, Bubela 6 (Bailen), 18:02. Penalties — Bailen, RPI (tripping), 3:12; Phillips, SH (charging), 6:04; Phillips, SH, (boarding), 19:50.

Second period — 4, RPI, Lee 1 (Leonard, Zalewski), :53 (pp). 5, RPI, Burgdoerfer 2 (Bailen), 6:09. 6, RPI, Bubela 7 (Bailen, Leonard), 8:40. Penalties — McGowan, RPI (roughing), 1:40; Barthelmess, SH (charging), 11:58; Lynes, SH (roughing), 14:22; Rogic, RPI (high-sticking), 14:22; Castonguay, SH (high-sticking), 17:49; McGowan, RPI (tripping), 17:49; George, SH (hooking), 18:56.

Third period — 7, RPI, Zzlewski 3 (Lee, Bubela), 19:49 (pp). Penalties — Lake, SH (kneeing), 9:21; McGowan, RPI (tripping), 13:00; Leonard, RPI (slashing), 14:23.

Shots on goal — Sacred Heart 6-5-9 — 20, RPI 13-14-5 — 32.

Power-play opportunities — Sacred Heart 0 of 4, RPI 3 of 5.

Goalies — Sacred Heart, Legatto (0-8-1), 19-15; Bodnarchuk (6:09 of second), 13-11. RPI, Merriam (2-3-1), 20-18.

A — 2,550.

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