RPI Splits Home Series with Yale and Princeton
This weekend, the Rensselaer Men's Hockey Team split games with Yale and Princeton. All things considered, this was a good weekend to have two home games. But, the team was less than 100 percent throughout as a number of players had the flu.
On Friday, Yale came back from a 4-3 deficit early in the third period to beat RPI 5-4. Joe Callahan had a hat trick for the Elis. Scott Basiuk and Kevin Croxton each had a goal and an assist for the Engineers. Kevin Kurk made 23 saves in his second start this season in the net.
On Saturday, the game against Princeton had to be delayed about 45 minutes because the Tigers had travel problems. When they finally got on the ice, they fell behind 4-0, before rallying back to 4-3 with 14 1/2 minutes left to go in regulation. RPI came back to life then, and cruised to a 6-4 victory.
Alexander Valentin led the Engineers with a goal and an assist. Conrad Barnes scored the game winner for RPI. Nathan Marsters recovered enough to play in this game. He made 24 saves en route to the win.
Rensselaer is now 8-5-2 overall, 3-2-1 in the ECAC. It next plays in the Renssealer/HSBC Holiday Tournament after Christmas.