Dec. 28, 2007
Denver, CO - Brock Trotter had a goal and two assists and senior Peter Manino made 26 saves as #3 Denver beat Sacred Heart, 5-0, in the first round of the Denver Cup Friday night at Magness Arena.
After both teams got off to a slow start early in the game, Denver got on the board first when freshman John Ryder scored his first collegiate goal with 5:03 left in the opening period. May took a pass from Tom May and ripped a shot from the point that snuck inside the left goalpost, behind a screened Stefan Drew (Oakbank, MB).
Senior Tom May gave Denver a 2-0 lead late in the first period. May set-up at the right corner of the net where Chris Butler hit him with a cross-ice pass. May tried to one-time the puck but the shot went wide. However, the puck bounced off the boards behind the net and came right back to May who was able to hit the back of the net on the second opportunity.
Sophomore Brock Trotter got Denver off to a fast start in the second period, scoring his team leading 11th goal just 57 seconds into the stanza. Trotter took a pass from Patrick Mullen, moved into the offensive zone and snapped a shot past Drew. Trotter and Mullen hooked up again with 5:23 left in the second as Trotter got a secondary assist on Mullen's second goal of the year. Senior Andrew Thomas made it 5-0 with 40 seconds left in the second period on a pass from Trotter.
Denver controlled play for most of the game as they out-shot Sacred Heart 30-26. Denver went 1-for-5 on the power play while Sacred Heart was scoreless in six chances with the man advantage.
Sacred Heart will face Northern Michigan in the consolation game of the Denver Cup Saturday night at 6:05 ET. Coverage of the game can be heard on SacredHeartPioneers.com.