The Hobart hockey team scored three goals in a span of 48 seconds in the second period to cruise to a 5-2 win over Brockport in a non-conference game tonight. The Statesmen improve their record to 8-3-1, and the Golden Eagles fall to 1-12-1.
Five different Statesmen scored in the victory. Senior Tommy Capalbo recorded a goal and an assist, and sophomore Mike White registered two assists. Sophomore Martin Ausserhofer played all 60 minutes in goal for Hobart and turned aside 26 shots to earn his first win this season.
Capalbo started off the scoring with a short-handed goal 7:31 into the game. Senior Christopher Bower earned the assist. It was Capalbo’s second short-handed tally and third goal this season. Brockport answered, tying the game at one on a goal by Adam Shoff with just 53 seconds left in the opening period.
The Statesmen took control in the second period. Sophomore Cam Miller took back the lead with his fourth goal of the season at 6:24. Senior Danny Organ and White were credited with the assists. Just 23 seconds later, sophomore Ryan Corcoran collected a pass from White and found the back of the net to make it 3-1. It was Corcoran’s fifth goal this year. Hobart struck again 25 seconds later. Junior Gregory Ciciola gave the Statesmen a three goal lead with his sixth tally of the season. Seniors Matthew Wallace and Patrick Moriarty earned the assists.
Ian Finnerty cut the Golden Eagles deficit to two with a power-play goal 3:20 into the final stanza. First-year Tommy Fiorentino scored on an empty net goal with 58 seconds left in regulation for the final. Capalbo recorded the assist.
Hobart held a 33-28 edge in shots. The Statesmen were 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Golden Eagles were 1-for-3. Oliver Wren played the opening 27:12 in goal for Brockport and registered eight saves. Joe Reagan came in during the second period and finished with 20 saves.
The Statesmen will return to action on Jan. 8, when they travel to play another non-conference game against Fredonia at 7 p.m.