REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Stevenson men's ice hockey sophomore Bruce Stachitas and freshman Houston Wilson each recorded three points while the Mustangs scored four power play goals en route to a 7-1 United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) victory over Lebanon Valley Friday evening at Reisterstown Sportsplex.
The seven goals match the program record for the Mustangs (1-0-1, 1-0-0 UCHC/MAC), which was set in last year's inaugural game. It is also just the second time the team has recorded at least four power play goals with the other instance coming in that inaugural game.
Six different players recorded a point in the first period. Sophomore Colton McMenamin started the scoring on an assist from classmate Colin Woods at the 9:18 mark. It is the first goal on home ice for McMenamin in 12 games while Woods picks up his fifth point at home.
Senior Mike Davis netted a power play goal on an assist from classmate Doug Rose, who has three points in the opening two games. Rose has assisted on seven of Davis' 12 goals in a Stevenson uniform while Davis has recorded a point in eight of his last 11 games.
Stachitas scored a power play goal with 3:46 remaining in the opening period on an assist from Wilson, who picked up his first career point. It is just the second career goal for Stachitas.
After the Dutchmen (0-1-0, 0-1-0 UCHC/MAC) got on the board with a goal just 1:53 into the second period, Stachitas pushed the hosts lead back to three with his second power play goal of the game on an assist from sophomore Dominic Brenza. It is the second multi-point game for Stachitas after recording a goal and an assist versus Manhattanville last season.
Midway through the third period, Wilson scored his first career goal with an unassisted breakaway. Just 3:14 later, freshman Carl Lyden netted his first career goal on the power play with assists from Wilson and sophomore Nick Gray. It is the first point for Gray in a Stevenson uniform.
With 0.4 seconds remaining in regulation, sophomore Jivan Sidhu netted his first career goal after deflecting in a shot from Stachitas. Freshman Aaron Murray picked up his first career point with the secondary assist.
The Mustangs finished 4-for-7 on the power play and currently rank fourth in Division III with a 42.9 conversion percentage. Defensively, the team remained perfect on the penalty kill after killing off all eight shorthanded opportunities.
In net, senior Jacob Caffrey finished with 26 saves while his counterpart Joel Eisenhower recorded 31.
The Mustangs outshot Lebanon Valley, 38-27 while both teams won 34 face-offs.
Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, November 4 when the Mustangs host a UCHC contest versus Chatham beginning at 5:30 p.m.