Feb. 1, 2008
Buffalo, NY - Junior Bear Trapp (Balcarres, SK) became the first player in Sacred Heart history to record six points in one game, tallying two goals and four assists, and juniors Erik Boisvert (Drummondville, QC) and Nick Johnson (Windsor, CT) each had two goals and an assist as Sacred Heart rolled past Canisius, 7-3, in Atlantic Hockey action Friday night at Buffalo State Sports Arena.
Trapp is the first SHU player to have four assists in a game in SHU's Division I history, and first in school history since Tony Cabana had four helpers against Scranton on November 7, 1995. Four players had recorded five points in a game, the last being Pierre-Luc O'Brien on November 3, 2006 against Mercyhurst.
After a scoreless first period, the teams combined for eight goals in the second stanza. Canisius got on the board first when Jason Weeks netted his ninth goal of the year 49 seconds into the stanza. The trio of Johnson, Trapp and Boisvert took over after that, combining to score the next three goals. Johnson tied the game 2:23 into the period off a pass from Trapp. At the 7:11 mark, Trapp netted a power play goal off a feed from Boisvert. Trapp returned the favor at the 8:24 mark as Boisvert made it 3-1 with a power play goal of his own.
Although SHU seemed to be in control of the game, the Golden Griffins responed with two goals in a 23 second window to even the score again. Ryan Klusendorf made it 3-2 at the 8:47 mark of the second. Then at the 9:13 mark, David Kasch netted his eighth goal to tie the game.
The Pioneers scored two goals late in the second period to retake the momentum in the game. With 3:18 left, Trapp found Johnson off an offensive zone face-off for Johnson's second goal of the game. Freshman Patrick Knowlton (Colorado Springs, CO) netted his first collegiate goal with two minutes left in the period to give SHU a two goal lead again.
SHU tallied two more power play goals in the third period to blow the game open. Trapp scored his second goal of the game 4:04 into the stanza off a pass from sophomore Dave Jarman (Toronto, ON). Trapp got his record setting sixth point when he helped set-up Boisvert for his second goal of the game with 6:49 left in what turned out to be the final score of the game.
Sacred Heart outshot the Golden Griffs 32-19. SHU's power play was the difference in the game as the Pioneers were 4-for-5 with the man advantage while the Griffs were scoreless in eight chances. Stefan Drew (Oakbank, MB) made 16 saves to earn the victory.
Sacred Heart and Canisius will close out their series Saturday night at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. Face-off is set for 7:05 pm.