October 12, 2007

Pioneers Drop Opener to Colgate, 6-2

Oct. 12, 2007

Final Stats

Hamilton, NY - Senior Tyler Burton tallied a goal and three assists and Ethan Cox added two goals to lead Colgate past Sacred Heart, 6-2, in season opening men's ice hockey action Friday night at Starr Rink.

The Raiders took control midway through the first period with two goals in a 46 second span. At the 7:50 mark, senior Ben Camper took a pass from freshman Fracois Briseobois and fired shot that snuck inside the left post behind SHU goaltender Stefan Drew (Oakbank, MB). Moments later, Burton fed a pass to Cox in the slot and he one-timed it pas Drew to make it 2-0 Colgate.

Freshman Reade Wolansky (St. Albert, AB) put the Pioneers on the board with 6:34 left in the first period. With Sacred Heart on the power play, sophomore Dave Jarman (Toronto, ON) cleared the puck out to the point where Wolansky wound up and blasted a shot past Raider goaltender Mark Dekarich for his first collegiate goal to make it 2-1. However, Colgate answered back just 16 seconds later when freshman Brian Day scored his first goal to make it 3-1.

Colgate captain Jesse Winchester gave his team a three goal lead midway through the second period when he finished off a sequence where the Raiders put tremendous pressure on Drew. The Pioneers answered the goal with a power play goal by junior Eric Giosa (Detroit, MI) at the 13:42 mark. Giosa took a pass from Dave Grimson (Mozart, SK) and ripped a shot from the slot that beat Dekanrich. Once again Colgate answered just 1:30 later when sophomore Ethan Cox batted home a rebound for his first goal.

Burton closed out the scoring with a shorthanded goal midway through the third. He picked off a pass in the Sacred Heart zone and moved in and fired a shot that Drew got a glove on. However, the puck fell to the ice and trickled over the goal line.

Colgate held a 31-14 advantage in shots on goal. Drew made 25 saves for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers are back in action next Saturday, October 20th, when they visit RPI in another non-conference game. Face-off at Houston Fieldhouse is set for 7:00 pm.