RPI Shuts Out Cornell in Ithaca
The Rensselaer men's hockey team turned what had been a frustrating weekend into a big success when they shutout tenth-ranked Cornell 2-0 at Lynah Rink in Ithaca. This is the first time that Cornell has been shutout at home since 1998.
Nathan Marsters made 22 saves for the Engineers to seal the victory. RPI's defense also blocked 16 shots. Scott Basiuk and Oren Eizenman scored for Rensselaer.
This victory vaults RPI into second place in the ECAC with a 7-4-1 conference record. They are 12-9-2 overall.
Looking back at Friday night, RPI lost to Colgate 3-1 in Hamilton. This was a very physical game, with lots of penalties on both teams. Probably the biggest factor in the game was Rensselaer's 1-for-9 performance on the power play. Had they done better, they probably would have won.
RPI's lone goal was scored by Nick Economakos early in the second period. Nathan Marsters made 24 saves for the Engineers.