RPI falls to No. 13 Quinnipiac

RPI falls to No. 13 Quinnipiac

HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior Chase Priskie registered a pair of power play points to lead the 13th-ranked Quinnipiac University men's hockey team to a 3-0 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), on Friday night at TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-1-0 overall (2-1-0 ECAC Hockey), while the Engineers drop to 3-5-0 (3-2-0 ECAC Hockey).

Quinnipiac freshman Daniel Winslow opened the scoring at 5:03 of the first period, when he cleaned up a rebound at the front of the RPI crease for his first collegiate goal. Assists on the play went to TJ Friedmann and Peter DiLiberatore. A shot from the high slot was stopped by Rensselaer sophomore goaltender Linden Marshall, but the Engineers were unable to clear the rebound to safety, before Winslow stuck it home in traffic.

Sophomore Odeen Tufto doubled the Bobcats advantage at 10:33 of the second. Quinnipiac worked the puck to the top of the right circle for Tufto, who fired a slap shot past Marshall for his sixth goal of the season. Helpers on the power play tally went to Priskie and Brogan Rafferty.

Priskie then capped the scoring at 14:25 of the third, pushing the hosts' advantage to 3-0. Once again on the man advantage, Priskie found a lane with a wrist shot from the right point for his seventh goal of the year. DiLiberatore and William Fallstrom had the assists on the goal.

Quinnipiac finished 2 for 8 on the power play, while the Engineers went 0 for 6. Marshall (3-5-0) had 35 saves, including 17 in the first period alone. Andrew Shortridge (2-0-0) had 12 stops at the other end of the ice. Junior Patrick Polino recorded a team-high four shots for RPI, while senior Meirs Moore had three.

Rensselaer is back in action tomorrow night, when it visits 18th-ranked Princeton University (7pm). The Bobcats welcome No. 12 Union College to town tomorrow (7pm).