The Rock Hockey team went winless last weekend in battles against Niagara University and Canisius College. The Rock took on Niagara on a late Saturday evening in a physical game. SRU took the lead early with a goal from JT Grahl, but couldn’t hold the lead. SRU ended the game losing 6-3 with goals from JT Grahl and Chad White.
SRU faced Canisius College bright and early on Sunday at 11:00AM. It was a back and forth game where each team posted 50+ shots. Canisius College took a lead early in the second. With 4 minutes remaining in the game JT Grahl scored a short handed goal to cut the lead to one. With 1:07 remaining, Bryan Szostak had scored to tie the game 3 a piece. The game went into OT where no one had scored and the two teams went into a shootout. Canisius opened up scoring the first shot. JT Grahl was next up for SRU and he went down and dangled the goal to score his shot. Canisius went back down for their second shot and they scored on that one to make it a 2-1 lead in the shootout. Tyler Mesisca and Mavrik Goepfert was both stopped by the Canisius goalie to give the win to Canisius.
SRU plays next at home against the Naval Academy on Friday at 8:20PM. Then Saturday at 7:20PM against Towson University at home.