January 27, 2007

Pioneers Shut Down Canisius, 4-0

Jan. 27, 2007

Final Stats

Milford, CT - Sophomore Stefan Drew (Dugald, MB) made 30 saves and four different Pioneers scored goals as Sacred Heart completed a weekend sweep of Canisius with a 4-0 victory in men's ice hockey action Saturday night at the Milford Ice Pavilion.

Drew making, his first start since November 7th, was tested early on, making 11 saves in the first period and 13 in the second. "It was great to see Drew step up tonight," head coach Shaun Hannah said. "We know we have two good goalies and Drew showed it tonight."

The Pioneers jumped on top first with a goal 4:47 into the first period. With a delayed penalty call against Canisius in effect, sophomore Paul Ferraro (Pleasantville, NY) fired a shot from the blueline. The blast was stopped by Griffs goaltender Bryce Luker. However, the puck bounced over Luker's shoulder and freshman Matt Gordon (Lynnfield, MA) followed the play and pounded home the loose puck for his fourth goal of the season.

Sophomore Bear Trapp (Regina, SK) put SHU up 2-0 with 5:36 left in the first period. Trapp took an up-ice pass from senior Todd Spencer (Brentwood, NH) and moved into the Canisius zone. Trapp pulled up in the slot and fired a shot that slipped just under the crossbar and inside the post for his 13th goal of the year.

After a scoreless second period, the Pioneers netted two more goals late in third to put the game away. With 7:56 left in the game, sophomore Dave Jarman (Toronto, ON) scored a power play goal to make it 3-0. Jarman took a pass from Scott Marchesi (Candle Lake, SK) and ripped a shot from the slot that beat Luker high on the glove side.

Sophomore Kyle Tyll (Sandy Hook, CT) scored a shorthanded goal with 2:36 to go in the game to finish the scoring. Tyll took a drop pass from Alexandre Parent (Boisbriand, QC) in the offensive zone and snapped a shot high over Luker for his fifth goal of the year.

Each team had 30 shots on goal. The Pioneer penalty killing was excellent, as the Griffins failed to score in seven chances with the man advantage. SHU was 1 for 2 on the power play.

The Pioneers are back in action Friday night when they host UConn in the opener of a home-and-home weekend series. Face-off at the Milford Ice Pavilion is set for 7:00 pm.