Princeton Beats La Salle and Susquehanna

Posted by Greg Hyde on Oct 8, 2012

The Princeton club hockey team faced La Salle for the second time this season on Saturday night. The second line carried the scoring for the Tigers, scoring all four goals. Freshman Matt Kelly got a hat trick, and Alec Bingaman added another goal. The Tigers scored the first three goals of the contest, and La Salle was never able to recover as the Tigers won 4-1.

On Sunday afternoon, the Tigers travelled to Susquehanna to face off against the crusaders. The first period was all Tigers, and they went into the locker room with a 3 goal lead. Susquehanna threatened to take that lead away in the second, pulling within a goal, but the Tigers refocused and won the game 7-3. Princeton won both games on the weekend, improving to 4-0-0-1 in league play.

Princeton Takes 3 points in Home and Home with Penn

Posted by Greg Hyde on Oct 8, 2012

Princeton had two games with Penn in one weekend, and came out with a win and an overtime loss. On friday night in Philadelphia, the Tigers came out hard in the first period, putting up 6 goals in the first period to take a commanding lead they would never give up. The Tigers cruised to a 9-4 victory.

On Saturday night, Penn came out much harder and the game was very close. Headed into the 3rd period, the Tigers held a 5-3 lead, but Penn managed to come back in the game, and regulation ended in a 6-6 tie. In the overtime period, Penn scored off of a 2 on 1 rush, with the winning shot coming from down the wing and sending a shot off the far side post and in. Overall, it was a successful weekend for the Tigers, who came away with 3 out of a possible 4 points and improved to 2-0-0-1 in league play.

Princeton Defeats La Salle 5-4 in OT

Posted by Greg Hyde on Sept 22, 2012

On saturday night, the Princeton Club Hockey team opened their GNCHC schedule on the road against La Salle. The play was even in the first period, with both teams alternating tallies, with Danny Katz '14 and Brooks Hallin '14 scoring for the Tigers. In the second, the Tigers played some shutdown defense, and freshman Mike Anderson scored his first career goal on a shot from the point to give the tigers a 3-2 lead.

La Salle responded early in the third, scoring two goals just minutes apart to take the lead back. With time winding down, Leo Tolias '16 put one by the La Salle goalie after a great backhand pass by Alec Bingaman '14 to tie the game. In the final seconds of the third, a La Salle player took a major penalty for checking from behind, which would leave La Salle shorthanded for the entirety of overtime. The Tigers put on pressure early on in OT, but were unable to put one past the La Salle goalie. With about a minute to go, however, there was a scrum in front of the net, and the puck squirted loose to sit on the goal line. Quintin Sally '14 tapped a puck in the net and was swarmed by celebrating teammates. Princeton improved to 2-0, adding a win in their first league game.

Princeton Tops Bloomsburg 7-4 in Opener

Posted by Greg Hyde on Sept 22, 2012

The Tigers opened their season with a non league game against Bloomsburg University. With so many new players, the team was anxious to get on the ice and start building some chemistry. In the first period, however, the Tigers fell behind 2-0. Bloomsburg scored a shorthanded goal early on in the contest after a Princeton defenseman broke his stick on a one timer, which allowed Bloomsburg to get a breakaway. They added their second goal on a play from behind the net, with a quick passing play putting the Tigers down by two. In the second period, Princeton responded well, scoring two goals to draw them even.

Bloomsburg took back the lead just 10 seconds into the 3rd period with a pass to the back door on a 5 on 3 advantage. A few minutes later, the Princeton line of Danny Katz '14, Brooks Hallin '14, and Quintin Sally '14 managed an incredible shift, scoring 3 goals to put the Tigers up 5-3. From there, the Tigers added two more goals and cruised comfortably to their first win of the season. Leo Tolias '16 got his first career goal on a great pass from Matt Kelly '16.