PITTSON, Pa. - Stevenson men's ice hockey senior Mike Davis netted the second hat trick in program history while tying the program record with four points as the Mustangs posted a 4-1 United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) victory over King's (Pa.) Friday evening at Revolution Ice Centre.
The four game unbeaten streak is the longest in program history for the Mustangs (3-0-1, 3-0-0 UCHC), who also improve to 2-0-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC).
It took just 6:23 for the visitors to find the back of the net as Davis and Stevenson kept its power play streak rolling. It is the third consecutive game for Davis with a power play goal, who was assisted by the defensive pair of senior Doug Rose and freshman Aaron Murray. Both Rose and Murray have points in three of the four games, with Murray dishing out an assist in three consecutive games.
Stevenson improves to 11-0-1 when scoring first and 8-0-1 when scoring the first goal of the opening period. Meanwhile, the Mustangs are just one of two teams with their power play above 40 percent.
Sophomore Dominic Brenza extended his point streak to four games with a power play goal of his own with 3:27 remaining in the opening period. Brenza was assisted by Davis and senior Jordan Watt, who also has a four game point streak.
After neither team found the back of the net in the second period, the Monarchs (0-3-0, 0-2-0 UCHC) broke the Mustangs' streak of 25 straight successful penalty kills with a power play goal at the 7:45 mark. The Mustangs finished 7-for-8 on the penalty kill.
Davis scored his second power play goal with 2:50 left in regulation before completing the hat trick with 49 seconds remaining. Watt recorded the primary assist on both goals while both Brenza and sophomore Evan Williams picked up secondary assists.
Watt becomes the third player to record three assists in a game, including the second consecutive after Brenza recorded three in the team's last outing. Watt has seven points in his last two games after setting the program record with four points in his last game. Meanwhile, Davis' four points ties the mark Watt set last weekend.
The Mustangs finished 3-for-8 on the power play and outshot King's, 41-23. The visitors also won 34 of the 64 face-offs.
Senior Jacob Caffrey finished with 22 saves while Murray finished with three blocked shots.
Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, November 11 when the Mustangs travel to face Manhattanville in an UCHC and MAC contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.