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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Watson and Evans Lead RPI Men’s Hockey to Victory Over Brown


Watson’s Heroic Performance Leads RPI to‍ Victory

Goalie⁤ Jack Watson put on a show, making an ⁣impressive 37 saves‍ to lead ⁢the ⁣RPI men’s hockey team ⁢to a ‌thrilling 2-1 ECAC Hockey victory‌ over Brown at‌ Houston Field House. ⁣Watson, who missed Friday’s ⁢game against ​Yale due to illness, came back with‍ a vengeance, stopping 22 shots⁣ in the ​third period to‌ secure the win for his‍ team.

John ⁢Evans also played a pivotal role in ⁤the victory, ‌scoring the game-winning ⁣goal on a penalty shot early in ​the third period. Evans, ⁣who had‍ earlier assisted ​on Tyler Hotson’s second-period goal, sealed the deal with his ‍clutch performance.

“It was a hard-fought game, and I’m proud‌ of the way our team battled,” said head coach ⁤Mike Smith. “Watson was outstanding in goal,⁤ and Evans came through in‌ the clutch. It was a great⁤ team effort.”

Brown 0 0​ 1 — 1

RPI​ 0 1 1 ‍— 2

Game Summary:

First Period — None. Penalties — Pineau,‍ Bro (slashing), 13:22; Mistry, Bro (hooking), 19:13.

Second Period — 1,​ RPI, Hotson ⁤(Evans, Heidemann), 16:36. Penalties — Smolinski, ⁢Uni (holding), :40; Kopff, Bro (tripping), 3:31; Smolinski, RPI ‍(interference), 18:36.

Third Period — 2, RPI, Evans (penalty⁢ shot), 4:37. 3,⁤ Brown, Traggio (St. Louis, Andreozzi), 9:53. Penalties — Traggio, Bro (interference), 1:03; Bliss, Bro ⁢(interference), 4:37.

Shots ⁢on Goal — Brown 8-8-22 — 38. RPI 9-9-8 — 26.

Power-play⁣ opportunities — Brown​ 0 of 2; RPI​ 0 of⁣ 4.

Goalies ⁤— ⁤Brown, Zacher (26 shots-24 saves). RPI,‌ Watson (38-37).

Attendance —​ 1,572.

Officials —⁣ Referees: Chris ​Pitoscia, Jason ​Williams. Linesmen: Jason Shattie, John Rey.

Jack Sullivan
Jack Sullivan
Jack Sullivan, an informed and passionate sports reporter, is a former college athlete with a degree in Sports Communication from Ithaca College. Go Bombers!
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  1. Victory is ours! Watson and Evans really stepped up their game, leading RPI Men’s Hockey to a well-deserved win against Brown.


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