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RIT Downs Fredonia, 7-2, for Tourney Title

Galway Nets Two Goals For Tigers

— RIT co-captain Jerry Galway had two goals and two assists to lead RIT over the host Fredonia Blue Devils 7-2 on Sunday in the championship game of the fifth annual Fredonia Invitational tournament. It was RIT’s second championship in three trips to this tournament.

The Tigers raced to a 3-0 lead with first-period goals by Mike Tarantino, Galway and co-captain Derek Hahn.

All three were highlight-film goals, especially the one by Galway, as he raced into the Fredonia zone and blasted a loose puck over the shoulder of Fredonia goaltender Jamie Kosecki.

Tarantino, a freshman from Oakville, Ontario, assisted on both RIT goals in the second period, as the Tigers increased their lead to 5-0. First Rob Vessio scored on a shot from the far point that seemed to surprise Kosecki. Then Mike Moore scored on a shot from the near point that trickled between the goaltender’s pads.

Fredonia got on the board at 6:29 of the third period when a shot by Marcel Hurtubise deflected off the leg of Erik Dolesh past RIT netminder Tyler Euverman.

RIT regained its five-goal cushion just 1:27 later when, on the power play, Pete Bournazakis scored his third goal of the tournament off some pretty passing by Galway and Hahn.

The Tigers made it 7-1 at midway through the third on Galway’s second of the game, also a power-play goal.

Fredonia closed out the scoring at 16:34 on goal by Mike Mason. With a man advantage, the Blue Devils cycled the puck well and Marc Fattey found Mason alone in front of the RIT net. The freshman buried the puck to make it 7-2.

“I think we played well enough to win, and now we know what we need to work on this week,” RIT coach Wayne Wilson said. ” We made some mistakes, but for the most part I was pleased with the way we played in this tournament.

“Our veteran players stepped up, which we’re going to need to be successful.”

Shots on goal were 42-28 in favor of the Tigers.

Hahn, with two goals and three assists on the weekend, was named tournament MVP.

The all-tournament team was: forward Pete Bournazakis of RIT; forward Jason Furness of Fredonia; forward Joe Pecoraro of Oswego; defenseman Nate Elliot of Oswego; defenseman Jerry Galway of RIT; and goaltender Tyler Euverman of RIT.

RIT returns to action on Oct. 27 when it takes on Geneseo in the first round of the Chase Rochester Cup tournament. Fredonia travels to Findlay on Oct. 24.

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  • http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?92167-Too-early-for-the-PWR-Princeton-and-Brown-say-no! Priceless

    Maine gets in

    Your Picks
    Atlantic Hockey
    Semifinal #2: Air Force defeats Holy Cross
    Semifinal #1: RIT defeats Connecticut
    Championship game: RIT defeats Air Force
    CCHA
    Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Notre Dame
    Semifinal #1: Michigan defeats Western Michigan
    Championship game: Michigan defeats Miami
    Consolation game: Notre Dame defeats Western Michigan
    ECAC
    Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Dartmouth
    Semifinal #1: Yale defeats Colgate
    Championship game: Yale defeats Cornell
    Consolation game: Colgate defeats Dartmouth
    Hockey East
    Semifinal #2: Merrimack defeats New Hampshire
    Semifinal #1: Northeastern defeats Boston College
    Championship game: Merrimack defeats Northeastern
    WCHA
    Play-in #2: Bemidji State defeats Minnesota-Duluth
    Play-in #1: Alaska-Anchorage defeats Colorado College
    Semifinal #2: Denver defeats Bemidji State
    Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats Alaska-Anchorage
    Championship game: North Dakota defeats Denver

    • Guest

      What would it take for RPI not to get in? So I know who I am cheering for so they do get in.

  • lugnut92

    No upsets gets RPI in!

    • http://twitter.com/blackbear93 John Forsyth

      RPI can still be a #3 seed.

    • Css228

      Too bad Cornell is hoping to ruin your season (again)

  • buster

    WMU will beat Michigan – book it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I4GL6FQA4THUGNA6SDCGGHXSRE Anonymous

      That’s a bold statement. Yes its a new Bronco team with a ton of confidence with a great coach, but you can’t help but see they’re 1-9-0 record against Michigan in their last ten games. However I could see them pull it if they play well.

      • Cis

        Previous year stats mean nothing. Jim Culhane was a terrible coach. Blashill has this team playing at 100%, and he has some standout underclassmen.

        Western basically gave UM the last game at Yost. They are a young team learning to close games out. They learned from that (and want revenge). They also closed the regular season against Miami, Michigan and Notre Dame; that is some huge experience. Michigan had better be ready.

  • http://twitter.com/blackbear93 John Forsyth

    UNO and Notre Dame out, RPI a #3 seed

    Your Picks
    Atlantic Hockey
    Semifinal #2: Air Force defeats Holy Cross
    Semifinal #1: RIT defeats Connecticut
    Championship game: RIT defeats Air Force
    CCHA
    Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Notre Dame
    Semifinal #1: Western Michigan defeats Michigan
    Championship game: Western Michigan defeats Miami
    Consolation game: Michigan defeats Notre Dame
    ECAC
    Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Dartmouth
    Semifinal #1: Yale defeats Colgate
    Championship game: Cornell defeats Yale
    Consolation game: Dartmouth defeats Colgate
    Hockey East
    Semifinal #2: Merrimack defeats New Hampshire
    Semifinal #1: Northeastern defeats Boston College
    Championship game: Northeastern defeats Merrimack
    WCHA
    Play-in #2: Bemidji State defeats Minnesota-Duluth
    Play-in #1: Alaska-Anchorage defeats Colorado College
    Semifinal #2: Bemidji State defeats Denver
    Semifinal #1: Alaska-Anchorage defeats North Dakota
    Championship game: Bemidji State defeats Alaska-Anchorage

    Check out the PWR thread in the Fan Forum. Lots of people are posting crazy scenarios there. Burgie12 got UNH out…

  • Bulldog07

    I might be wrong, but I don’t think I am. The #1 overall seed is Yale’s so long as they beat Colgate. But if they lose to ‘Gate, then they will not be #1 and could drop as low as #3. Yale, BC, and NoDak are all still in contention; Yale has a slightly lower RPI than both other schools, but has 2-1 leads in the PWC because they win both Common Opponents and TUC Records.

    Yale is only going to play one TUC next weekend, and so cannot drop that category to either NoDak or BC (even if BC were to punt against Northeastern, getting it on the right side of the TUC cliff). But since Colgate played both Yale and BC, and their common opponent records are 3-0-1 and 3-1-0, respectively, if Yale loses to ‘Gate then BC wins Common Opponents, flipping the comparison and tying BC and Yale. I ran at least one simulation with this put in and under that simulation NoDak also tied Yale and BC, with NoDak getting #1 overall by virtue of RPI.

    Long story short, all three teams are alive to get the #1 overall, and both NoDak and BC fans should be rooting hard for Colgate to continue the cinderalla story.

  • Sheps20

    Scary team is Colorado College–they struggled a bit, got the youngest team in the nation, and the best freshmen player in the country Jaden Shwartz–he was out for 6 weeks and back now–watch out for the young guns from Colorado Springs

  • lgr03

    Five ECAC teams: Yale, RPI, Dartmouth, Union, Cornell:

    # WCHA Play-in #2: Minnesota-Duluth defeats Bemidji State.
    # WCHA Play-in #1: Alaska-Anchorage defeats Colorado College.
    # WCHA Semifinal #2: Denver defeats Minnesota-Duluth.
    # WCHA Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats Alaska-Anchorage.
    # WCHA Championship game: North Dakota defeats Denver.
    # Hockey East Semifinal #2: New Hampshire defeats Merrimack.
    # Hockey East Semifinal #1: Boston College defeats Northeastern.
    # Hockey East Championship game: Boston College defeats New Hampshire.
    # ECAC Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Dartmouth.
    # ECAC Semifinal #1: Colgate defeats Yale.
    # ECAC Championship game: Cornell defeats Colgate.
    # ECAC Consolation game: Dartmouth defeats Yale.
    # CCHA Semifinal #2: Notre Dame defeats Miami.
    # CCHA Semifinal #1: Western Michigan defeats Michigan.
    # CCHA Championship game: Western Michigan defeats Notre Dame.
    # CCHA Consolation game: Michigan defeats Miami.
    # Atlantic Hockey Semifinal #2: Holy Cross defeats Air Force.
    # Atlantic Hockey Semifinal #1: RIT defeats Connecticut.
    # Atlantic Hockey Championship game: Holy Cross defeats RIT.

    • JC

      I was just going to post the same thing! Alternatively, Colgate could beat Cornell and get in as the 5th ECAC team as well. But nobody cares about them! LETS GO RED!

  • http://twitter.com/topherbaron Topher Baron

    Should be interesting!! I picked these as my actual picks…Some of you are stretching hard to get your teams in, but I suppose that’s what the fun is all about! Good luck to all this weekend. My heart belongs to UMD and WMU, but wouldn’t mind seeing Northeastern beat BC again!

    Atlantic Hockey
    Semifinal #2: Holy Cross defeats Air Force
    Semifinal #1: RIT defeats Connecticut
    Championship game: RIT defeats Holy Cross

    CCHA
    Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Notre Dame
    Semifinal #1: Michigan defeats Western Michigan
    Championship game: Miami defeats Michigan
    Consolation game: Western Michigan defeats Notre Dame

    ECAC
    Semifinal #2: Dartmouth defeats Cornell
    Semifinal #1: Yale defeats Colgate
    Championship game: Yale defeats Dartmouth
    Consolation game: Colgate defeats Cornell

    Hockey East
    Semifinal #2: Merrimack defeats New Hampshire
    Semifinal #1: Northeastern defeats Boston College
    Championship game: Merrimack defeats Northeastern

    WCHA
    Play-in #2: Minnesota-Duluth defeats Bemidji State
    Play-in #1: Alaska-Anchorage defeats Colorado College
    Semifinal #2: Minnesota-Duluth defeats Denver
    Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats Alaska-Anchorage
    Championship game: North Dakota defeats Minnesota-Duluth

    Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/#ixzz1GbsZSJKX

  • Justin

    6 WCHA teams in:

    Atlantic Hockey
    Semifinal #2: Air Force defeats Holy Cross
    Semifinal #1: RIT defeats Connecticut
    Championship game: RIT defeats Air Force
    CCHA
    Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Notre Dame
    Semifinal #1: Michigan defeats Western Michigan
    Championship game: Miami defeats Michigan
    Consolation game: Notre Dame defeats Western Michigan
    ECAC
    Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Dartmouth
    Semifinal #1: Yale defeats Colgate
    Championship game: Yale defeats Cornell
    Consolation game: Dartmouth defeats Colgate
    Hockey East
    Semifinal #2: New Hampshire defeats Merrimack
    Semifinal #1: Northeastern defeats Boston College
    Championship game: New Hampshire defeats Northeastern
    WCHA
    Play-in #2: Bemidji State defeats Minnesota-Duluth
    Play-in #1: Colorado College defeats Alaska-Anchorage
    Semifinal #2: Bemidji State defeats Denver
    Semifinal #1: Colorado College defeats North Dakota
    Championship game: Bemidji State defeats Colorado College

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSJDUCMVBHXPISUVSJ4O2Z4HAM Nick

    AIR FORCE WILL BEAT RIT!!!

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