RPI Loses to Mercyhurst 3-2 in First Round of Rensselaer/HSBC Holiday Tournament
USCHO is a little slow with the game recap, so we go to the RPI Athletics Web Site for a report on Mercyhurst's 3-2 defeat of Rensselaer in the teams' opening game at the 53rd Annual Rensselaer/HSBC Holiday Tournament at Houston Field House in Troy. Nick Economakos staked the Engineers to a 2-0 lead with goals in the first and second period. Mercyhurst College, coached by former RPI assistant Rick Gotkin, scored three unanswered goals including the game winner with 1:44 left in regulation time. T.J. Kemp got the winner for the Lakers.
Mercyhurst goaltender Jordan Wakefield made 40 saves to earn the victory.
Mercyhurst moves on to face Northeastern University who were 6-4 winners over Colgate in the tournament opener. The championship will take place at 7:00pm on Monday night. RPI will face Colgate University in the consolation at 4:00pm.