Great contest at Stafford yesterday with Plattsburgh victoriously battling past Williams.
Ephs Halloran scores at :19 of the 1st (not an NCAA record: Gibson :07 of the 1st against Bowdoin 3/12/05). Period ends 1-0 with pucks flying around Heiting in net for the Ephs.
Talk of pucks flying around, the Cardinals come flying back in the 2nd (which champions just do) and show the upstarts a thing or 3, but Halloran and Williams trail only 3-2 after 2.
Hats off to the Ephs for the energy and effort shown in the 3rd. Plattsburgh did not break them in the 2nd and they came out and made quite a game of it. Plattsburgh had more team talent in the end. Look at the distribution of points on the winning and 5th goal there are 6 contributors.
8 goals on 61 shots would not appear to reflect the high level of play in both goals. Heiting kept the Ephs in it and Abbott was solid for the Cardinals.
By the by, cannot imagine collegehockeystats (Press-Republican?) 3 stars not including either Halloran or Heiting.
Congratulations to Coach Houle and the Cardinals. We got the result we discussed wishing for (only St. Thomas did not co-operate) so no games in Stafford next weekend...
Wish I could muster the energy to head for Minneapolis, but I'll be watching the stream from Old Lyme this year.
Good Luck Cardinals in the West!!!