Power Play Powers #15/rv Hockey Past St. Scholastica

Power Play Powers #15/rv Hockey Past St. Scholastica

MILWAUKEE – The No. 15/rv MSOE hockey team scored four power play goals on its way to a 4-1 defeat of St. Scholastica Saturday afternoon at the Kern Center.

The Raiders (5-1, 3-1 NCHA) scored first, then answered the Saints' (3-3, 3-3 NCHA) with three unanswered goals to pull away.

Freshman Garrett Gintoli had a goal and two assists, while senior Zach Simpson and sophomore Zack Davis had an assist and a goal each. Senior Chris Hinrichs also lit the lamp in the game.

Simpson got the scoring started at 9:20 of the first period with his team-best fourth goal of the season. He was assisted by Davis and Gintoli, who had worked the puck around to him for a wrist shot from just outside the left face-off circle.

CSS answered back with an equal strength goal at 16:33 of the period, with Kristofe McKinzie following his own shot for a diving rebound goal.

Gintoli then netted the game-winner with just seconds on the clock in the opening period. Armed with another man advantage. Freshman Will Gauthier found him with a centering pass right in front of the goal and Gintoli found the back of the net with 3.4 seconds remaining. Senior Jerad Tafoya added an assist on the play.

Hinrichs added an insurance goal in the second period and Davis tallied his first of the second just in the final period. Hinrichs took a pass out near the blue line, drifting in on goal before he ripped a shot top shelf to make it 3-1 at 7:10 of the period.

Finally, at 4:16 of the third period, Davis traded passes with sophomore Nick Redmon at the top of the zone before rifling a shot from the point to put the game away.

Freshman Rock Boynton made his collegiate debut in goal, spelling senior Zach Woodman, who had played every minute of the first five games of the season. Boynton looked comfortable in stopping 26 shots on his way to his first win.

MSOE held a 30-27 shot advantage and finished 4-for-9 on the power play. After surrendering three power play goals in each of the last two games, the team killed off all seven CSS power plays, including over the final 3:31 of regulation.

The Raiders now have a break lasting through the Thanksgiving holiday, returning to action at the UW-Stevens Point tournament Nov. 24-25.