The Hobart College hockey team broke into the latest USHCO.com poll, ranking 15th this week. The Statesmen won the Pathfinder Bank Oswego Hockey Classic title last week, and are 7-3-1 this season.
On Thursday in the tournament’s opening round against Wis.-Stevens Point, Hobart rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the first period with three second period goals. The Statesmen went on to defeat the Pointers 6-3. Seven different players recorded two points in the game. Senior Matthew Wallace registered two goals, including the eighth short-handed goal of his career which tied the Hobart record set by Nick DeCroo ’10. Wallace leads the Statesmen with nine goals and 14 points this season.
Hobart edged Hamilton 2-1 in the championship game on Friday. Senior Christopher Bower scored the game-winning goal with 6 minutes, 34 seconds left in the final period. Bower was named the tournament MVP. Sophomore goalie Nick Broadwater made 24 saves against Wis.-Stevens Point, and turned aside 35 shots in the win over the Continentals. He also earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Broadwater has started all 11 games this year and is sporting 2.27 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.