RPI Wins Holiday Tournament for First Time Since 1998
Over this past weekend, the Mens' Hockey Team beat Quinnipiac and UMass-Amherst, winning both games in overtime, to take its first Rensselaer-HSBC Holiday Tournament title since 1998. In the Friday night game, RPI won the 12th longest game in NCAA history, defeating Quinnipiac 5-4 in two overtimes. Chris Migliore scored a goal for Rensselaer at 10:20 of the second overtime to provide the margin of victory. C.J. Hanafin, Andrew McPherson, Jim Vickers, and Carson Butterwick also scored for the Engineers. Kevin Kurk entered the game midway through the second period, and kept Quinnipiac off the scoreboard for over 55 minutes to earn the win in goal.
In the Championship game of the tournament, Kevin Kurk made 32 saves to lead RPI to victory over UMass-Amherst 3-2. Kurk was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Ryan Shields had two goals for RPI, including the game winner. Blake Pickett also scored for Rensselaer.