TROY, N.Y. — Twenty-one players had at least one point and Rensselaer scored four goals in the first period, five in the second and four in the third in a 13-3 victory over Ottawa in an exhibition game at the Houston Field House.
Senior forward Kevin Croxton had two goals and two assists, freshman Andrei Uryadov had two goals and an assist and senior defenseman Brad Farynuk tallied a goal and three assists to lead the Engineers, who scored at least 10 goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 20, 1999.
The Engineers got on the board first when Croxton scored a power play goal on a wrist shot from the left circle. Junior Oren Eizenman, who fed the puck from the right side of the net on the goal line, and Farynuk earned the assists.
Rensselaer doubled its lead on a goal by Uryadov, who tallied from the bottom of the right circle at the 8:58 mark. Senior defensemen Keith MCWilliams and Scott Romfo were credited with the assists.
Ottawa pulled within one goal when sophomore Michael Barrett collected a loose puck and scored from the right side but RPI answered twice more before the period ended.
Freshman Matt Angers-Goulet put the Engineers up 3-1 with a power-play goal at 14:26. McWilliams and Romfo assisted on the goal. Jonathan Ornelas wrapped up the scoring in the first period, collecting a pass from Farynuk and scoring at 17:20.
In the second period, senior Kevin Broad took a pass from Uryadov and scored at 1:06. Farynuk put the Engineers up 6-1, netting a power-play goal at 4:30 of the middle stanza. Ottawa’s Ben McLeod , off assists from Dan McDonald and Dion Dhillion, got the Gee-Gees’ second goal on the power play at 6:37 to make it 6-2.
RPI added three more goals in the second and four more in the third for the final margin. Freshman Mathias Lange earned the win in goal, stopping 15 of the 18 shots he faced before being relieved by sophomore Jordan Alford, who stopped five shots in the third period.
Martin Bricault made 21 saves on 32 shots in the loss. James Moskos made nine saves in the final 17:08.