Success with Case Western
Although Case dominated in shots by 47 to 28 and zone time, they could not solve the goaltending riddle of Alex Ferraro or a 5 goal SVC power play outburst as Saint Vincent skated away with a 7-2 victory. The first line of Haberstroh, Fuchs and Zapata combined for 6 goals and 4 of the power play scores with a hat trick by Haberstroh and 2 power play markers by Zapata. Nick Rogalski added another power play score. The game winner came on an incredible end to end rush by Haberstroh, taking the puck from behind the Saint Vincent net, working through several checks along the wall in the Case zone and ending with a sharp wrist shot behind the Spartan goaltender. One area dominated by SVC – hits. Moyer Inc. brothers, Joe and Tristan, Joel Santoro and Cheyton Burchick ran over and through several Case players.
SVC Drops Opener to I.U.P. 5-1
After a surprise start and an early lead on a goal by Joe Moyer, SVC faded against I.U.P. as the game progressed. Numerous penalties on both sides make for a choppy contest as Saint Vincent struggled to maintain good defensive gaps. Several blue line turnovers and long passes that seldom connected thwarted momentum for the home Bearcats. Goaltending was solid and the team played a strong third period, deadlocking IUP at 0-0. IUP held the shot advantage at 56 to 26.
Saint Vincent travels to Case this Friday to start league play.
Captain Stone Haberstroh and Assistant Captains Joe Moyer and Trent Stead lead SVC in its first game of the 2019-2020 season, Sunday, September 22, 2019 vs. I.U.P. at Center Ice Arena in Delmont. Face Off at 2:20 PM. The game marks the start of the 50’th season from the team’s origination in 1969-1970 by students Bob Farrell and Gerry Hyner.