Pioneers Fall to Canisius 5-1
Milford, CT – The Sacred Heart men's hockey team fell to the Canisius Golden Griffins Friday night by the score of 5-1. After scoring the first goal of the game, the Pioneers let up five unanswered to fall to conference foe Canisius. The Pioneers fall to 0-18-2 on the season, while Canisius improves to 7-9-5 on the season.
Senior forward Tommy Castonguay (Rimouski, QC) gave the Pioneers the 1-0 lead, netting his first goal of the season midway through the first period. Castonguay put the final touches on a beautifully orchestrated goal started by sophomore defender Will Rayner (Needham, MA) and senior Kyle Verbeek (Birmingham, MI). Rayner found Verbeek behind the Canisius defense to start the play, from there Verbeek found a composed Castonguay in the middle of the ice, who found the back of the net.
Canisius evened the score at one and took the lead off two goals by freshman Stephen Miller in the second period, his first two goals of the year. The first Miller goal was assisted by Tyler Wiseman and Mitch McCrank. It was McCrank's sixth assist of the season and Wiseman's second assist of the year. The second Miller goal and game-winner was assisted by Duncan McKellar and Ben Danford. The Golden Griffs would add to their lead at 14:13 on a power play goal by freshman Chris Rumble, his first of the season. Rumble was helped out by McKellar and senior Preston Shupe. The Golden Griff's impressive second period would come to an end with a shorthanded goal by sophomore Matthew Grazen, assisted by Torrey Lindsay to increase their lead to 4-1.
Canisius would score their final goal just 1:37 into the third period, a goal from Kyle Gibbons, helped out by Rumble. The Pioneers and Golden Griffins are right back at it tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM at the Webster Bank Arena.