Score: Rochester Institute of Technology 2, Holy Cross 1 (OT)
Records: Holy Cross (13-11-6, 10-8-6 AHC); RIT (12-18-1, 12-13-0 AHC)
Location: Rochester, N.Y.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2017
Time: 7:05 p.m.
The Lead: Adam Brubacher scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology, 2-1, on Saturday evening at the Gene Polisseni Center.
UNITED STATES MARINES THREE STARS:
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal by Erik Brown at 9:04 of the first period. Liam Kerins fired a wrist shot that was deflected by Brown from right in front of the net as the puck went up in the air and over the line.
The Crusaders responded at 13:34, when Michael Laffin stole the puck from RIT goalie Mike Rotolo from behind the net and then scored on a wraparound goal to tie the contest at 1-1.
Each team took eight shots, while the Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play and the Tigers went 1-1.
The second period went scoreless as Holy Cross outshot RIT, 10-6, while the Crusaders went 0-4 on the man-advantage and the Tigers went 0-1.
After a scoreless third period, Brubacher blasted a slap shot to the back of the net with 3:52 left in overtime for the victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Holy Cross outshot RIT, 28-23.
The Crusaders went 0-6 on the power play, while RIT went 2-3.
Junior goalie Paul Berrafato made 21 saves, while Rotolo recorded 27 to earn the victory.
The Crusaders won 29 face-offs, while the Tigers secured 27.
The Crusaders return to action on Friday, Feb. 17 when they host Army West Point on Senior Night at 7:05 p.m. Holy Cross Athletics and Big Y World Class Markets will also Recycling Day at the game to promote sustainability. Crusader fans who bring an empty soda bottle or can to recycle will receive $2.00 off admission and be entered to win a $50.00 gift card to Big Y.
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