Supinski records 100th point as Union skates past St. Lawrence

Supinski records 100th point as Union skates past St. Lawrence

CANTON, N.Y. – Senior forward Brett Supinski became the 17th student-athlete in Division I history to record 100 career points for the Union College men's hockey team, as the Dutchmen knocked off St. Lawrence, 4-3, on Saturday night at Appleton Arena.
 
The win also marks back-to-back wins for the Dutchmen in Canton, N.Y. (11th overall), and improves Union to a 11-6-4 record on the season with a 4-5-1 mark in ECAC Hockey play. St. Lawrence falls to 3-16-1 (1-6-1 ECACH) on the season.
 
Union never trailed in the contest, but never built a lead more than two goals, as the Saints stayed in the contest for the full 60 minutes. The Dutchmen also recorded 54 shots on net, their highest total since Oct. 10, 2014, when Union out-shot American International 50-26.

Summary
  • Parker Foo opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season nine minutes into the first period.
  • Sean Harrison scored late in the first to give Union a 2-1 lead before the first intermission.
  • Brett Supinski tallied his 100th point off his 32nd career goal early in the third period, which put Union up 3-1.
  • Cole Maier scored the would-be game-winner at the 13:19 mark of the third period after Foo intercepted an offensive-zone turnover.
  • Jake Kupsky earned his sixth win in net this season, stopping 16 shots.

How it Happened
Union used a turnover by SLU netminder Daniel Mannella behind his net to open the scoring. Parker Foostole the puck from Mannella behind the net and was able to get back in front of the goal line first and slipped the puck into the open net for the 1-0 lead.
 
St. Lawrence got on the board at the 16:21 mark of the first period, thanks to a goal from David Jankowski. However, Union responded 33 seconds later as Sean Harrison scored with help from Mark Dufour to put Union back on top.
 
Neither side was able to find the back of the net in the second period, despite Union out-shooting St. Lawrence 18-7 in the frame.
 
In the third period, Supinski scored to put Union up by two at the 4:15 mark. The Saints' Bo Hanson then scored to erase the two-goal lead less than four minutes later.
 
Another defensive mistake by the Saints allowed Union to gain back its two-goal lead. This time Foo intercepted a bad pass off the half wall and quickly dished it over to Cole Maier who found the back of the net for the sixth time this season. However, the Saints were not a fan of being done by two goals and made it a one-goal game again with a goal from Dylan Wolf at the 17:22 mark of the third.
 
The Dutchmen weathered the late push by the Saints and held on to the one goal lead for the 4-3 road win.
 
Up Next for the Dutchmen
Union plays host in the seventh annual Capital District Mayor's Cup, taking on RPI at the Times Union Center next Saturday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. (ET).