RPI Sweeps Harvard and Brown Behind Marsters
The Men's Hockey Team extended its winning streak to three with key wins against Harvard and Brown. On Friday night, the Engineers did to Harvard what other teams had been doing to Rensselaer: they struck for two unanswered goals to snatch a 3-2 victory from the jaws of defeat.
Scott Basiuk scored two goals for RPI including the game tying goal. Ryan Shields scored the game winner with 0:54 remaining in regulation. Nathan Marsters made 34 saves for the victory.
On Saturday night, RPI jumped out to a 1-0 second period lead against Brown on the strength of Scott Basiuk's power play goal. In the third period, the Engineers poured it on with three unanswered goals to score a dominating 4-0 victory. Kirk MacDonald, Ben Barr, and Ryan Shields scored the third period goals.
Senior goaltender Nathan Marsters made 30 saves to shut out the Bears, impressing a lot of people in the building who had expected this sort of dominating performance from Brown's goalie, Yann Danis.
Summarizing the weekend, RPI coach Dan Fridgen said:
This weekend was huge. We played hard for all 120 minutes this weekend, starting last night with Harvard. The guys are playing with confidence. After coming back the way we did last night, we had a lot of confidence coming into this one.