RIT cruises to 5-1 win over Niagara

Rochester Institute of Technology junior forward Will Calverley (Scarborough, Ontario)notched a goal and an assist while sophomore forward Elijah Gonsalves (Scarborough, Ontario) totaled three assists to lead the Tigers to a 5-1 victory at Niagara in Atlantic Hockey action, Sunday.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Niagara got on the board 5:17 into the game after Jason Pineo scored on a drive from the point under RIT senior goalie Logan Drackett’s (Calgary, Alberta) glove.
  • RIT responded eight seconds later after junior defenseman Spencer Berry (White Rock, British Columbia/Langley Rivermen) flipped a puck from the left-wing boards on goal that deflected off Niagara goalie Chad Veltre’s pads. Senior forward Alden Dupuis (Edmonton, Alberta) grabbed the loose puck and wristed a shot inside the right post at 5:09.
  • RIT took a 3-1 lead with back-to-back goals in a 35-second span late in the second. Following a Niagara inference call, Hamacher converted the ensuing power-play opportunity with a slap shot from the right face-off circle off a feed from sophomore forward Elijah Gonsalves (Scarborough, Ontario) with 2:03 on the clock.
  • Junior forward Kobe Walker (Lloydminster, Alberta) then cleaned up a loose puck in the crease off a shot from the right face-off circle by senior forward Nick Bruce (Fall River, Nova Scotia/Johnstown Tomahawks) that trickled around Veltre’s pads at 1:28.

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