Junior forward Brenden Locke had a goal and two assists, and the Cornell men’s hockey team exploded for three goals in a span of 3:01 late in the second period to blow open a 6-1 rout of St. Lawrence on Saturday night at Roos House Ice Arena.
After St. Lawrence (3-8-1, 1-3 ECAC Hockey) negated junior forward Morgan Barron’s goal with a power-play strike later in the first period, Cornell (6-0, 4-0) – ranked third in the USCHO.com poll and fourth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll – responded with a dominating second period in which it outshot the hosts, 14-1.
A power-play goal by junior defenseman Alex Green restored the lead and ended up the game-winner, and it gave Cornell’s power play a goal in its first six games of a season for the first time since 2009-10. Senior defenseman Yanni Kaldis and sophomore forward Liam Motley extended the lead.
Senior forward Kyle Betts tacked on a power-play goal in the first minute of the third period, then Locke struck 27 seconds later to give the Big Red 10 different goal-scorers for its 10 goals on the weekend.