Kuffner ties Princeton record with 67th career goal in loss to St. Lawrence

Kuffner ties Princeton record with 67th career goal in loss to St. Lawrence

CANTON, NY -- Senior Ryan Kuffner scored his 67th career goal to tie the Princeton record this evening. John Cook '63 has held the record of 67 for the 56 years, with Kuffner matching his mark with nine games remaining in the regular season.

Cook was in attendance at the women's hockey game this evening at Hobey Baker Rink and was eager to catch the men's game on ESPN+ when it began at 7 p.m.

He didn't have to wait long to see the goal, as Kuffner scored the power-play tally in the first period with Josh Teves earning the assist.

Princeton outshot St. Lawrence 50-39, the most shots on goal since Feb. 16, 2018 when Princeton had 51 in a 7-2 win against RPI.

Saints goaltender Daniel Mannella made 21 saves in the first period as the Tigers ended with a 22-9 shots on goal advantage.

David Jankowski knotted the game up at 1-1 with an early second-period goal before senior Alex Riche put Princeton back on top with another power-play tally.

Kaden Pickering knotted the game at 2-2 at 15:27 and a power-play goal Alex Gilmour put the Saints on top at 13:38 of the third.

Princeton pulled netminder Ryan Ferland, who finished the game with 36 saves, for the extra attacker with 52 seconds left but the Tigers were unable to get the equalizer in time.

The Tigers will have another chance tomorrow when they face No. 10 Clarkson at 7 p.m., at Cheel Arena.