The Hobart College hockey team played through overtime to a 2-2 tie with Brockport in a non-league game played tonight at the Golden Eagles’ Tuttle North Ice Arena. The Statesmen are 3-0-2 after their second straight tie. Brockport is now 2-3-1.
The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. At 13:36, Chris Cangro capitalized on a Brockport power play after passes from Mike Hayward and Steve Sachman. James stretched the Golden Eagles’ lead to two with 2:10 left in the opening period. Jesse Facchini set up the play.
The Statesmen came out and answered with two goals in the second period. Sophomore Robert Sovik (Prague, Czech Republic) scored his first goal as a Statesman just 4:14 into the middle period. First-year Bo Webster (Aurora, Ont.) earned the assist. At 11:11 seniorFrank Salituro (Vaughan, Ont.) evened the score, ripping a shot from the boards to make it 2-2 just seconds after the Golden Eagles had killed off a 5-minute Hobart power play. It was Salituro’s fourth goal this year.
In the third period, the Statesmen outshot Brockport 17-2, but could not find the game-winning goal, sending the contest into overtime. In the extra period, Hobart continued to control things, outshooting the Golden Eagles 4-0, but each shot was stopped by the Brockport goalie, Jared Lockhurst. He finished with 46 saves in the game.
Senior goalie Nick Broadwater (Portland, Maine) played all 65 minutes in goal for the Statesmen and stopped 20 shots. Hobart held a 48-22 lead in overall shots. The Statesmen were 0-for-1 on the power play, while Brockport was 1-3.