RPI Ties Vermont 2-2 in Freakout
The Times Union reports that RPI jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the Big Red Freakout against Vermont. But, Vermont battled back with a power play goal late in the second period, and another early in the third period, ultimately earning a 2-2 tie.
By all accounts, this is a game that the Engineers should have won, if only because Vermont was 1-7-2 in its last 10 games. It also turns out that Matt Murley hit the post with 11:19 remaining in the third period. This was Rensselaer's last good scoring opportunity.
Hazlet, NJ native Jim Henkel had a goal and an assist for RPI in the game.
In the Friday game, RPI overcame a difficult first period, where Kevin Kurk gave up two goals on four shots, and beat Dartmouth 4-2.
The Times Union article gave an excellent account of the comments Nathan Marsters made about the fan response to Kevin Kurk while he was still in the game. Marsters is the freshman goalie who relieved Kurk (also a freshman) early in the first period:
"That's not right and I don't like it," said Marsters, who stopped all
25 shots he faced. "It could just have easily been me out there. I
felt bad for the way we played in front of him (Kurk) on their two
This kind of comment is significant because there is no doubt that Kurk and Marsters have been quite competitive with each other at times this season. Marsters is definitely doing the right thing by sticking up for his teammate.