Seven Different Players Score in Mustangs 7-0 Victory Over King's

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Seven different players found the back of the net, including the first career goal by freshman Ryan Patrick, as the Stevenson men's ice hockey team cruised to a, 7-0, United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) victory over King's Friday evening at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

  • The hosts put three shots on net in the opening 2:45 before the visiting Monarchs (1-17-0, 1-10-0 UCHC) recorded their first shot of the game, 4:30 into the contest. Freshman Riley McVeigh came up with a pad save after a Stevenson turnover.
  • The Mustangs (8-10-0, 5-6-0 UCHC) were whistled for the first penalty of the game but the lone shot attempt by King's was blocked by sophomore Matt Cappucci.
  • Just as the penalty expired, Patrick slid the puck across the front of the goal to junior Nick Gray but he could not get a stick on it on the back post.
  • Junior Justin Stelzer had a chance just past the midway point as he intercepted a pass in front of the net but could not get off a high percentage shot as he was in close.
  • A minute later, junior Dominic Brenza fired a rebound off the left pad of Jake Tugnutt after a shot by classmate Dominic Brenza at the point was blocked.
  • With 5:26 remaining, Stelzer got the hosts on the board as he stole the puck along the boards and scored in the top left corner over the glove of Tugnutt.
  • Patrick made it 2-0 in favor of the hosts after finishing inside the post on a pass from junior Austin Swingle. Sophomore Aaron Murray picked up the secondary assist.

  • The Mustangs started with a player in the box for 1:06 before both team's were whistled for coincidental penalties. Stevenson was called for another penalty to give the Monarchs a five-on-three for eight seconds.
  • King's had another power play opportunity at the 4:20 mark with McVeigh making a save on the lone shot on net.
  • Twenty-five seconds after the penalty expired, Stevenson went on the power play and needed just 25 seconds before junior Christian Ripley found the back of the net after classmate Bruce Stachitas centered the puck after carrying it behind the net. Junior Colin Woods picked up the secondary assist.
  • Stevenson scored again, 25 seconds later and just five seconds after a Monarchs penalty, as Swingle took a face-off win by Patrick and wrapped it around Tugnutt to the far right side.
  • Just 48 seconds later, Woods scored right off a face-off win by Brenza after Brenza won it back to Woods who sent a wrister to the back of the net.

  • The third period saw 14 combined penalties between the two teams after three penalties were called to end the second.
  • The Mustangs netted two power play goals in the period, the first coming from Murray who scored off a shot from the point. Patrick and sophomore Houston Wilson picked up the assists.
  • Just 2:19 later, junior Evan Williams scored on an assist from sophomore Liam Walsh.

  • Stevenson outshot King's, 45-16, the sixth time recording 40-plus shots.
  • Seven goals is a season-high for the Mustangs and ties the program record.
  • It is the third shutout of the season.
  • The hosts also won 39 of the 75 face-offs with Brenza and Patrick each recording a game-high 12.
  • The Mustangs finished 4-for-11 on the power play and 10-for-10 on the penalty kill.
  • McVeigh finished with 12 saves in net before junior Dustyn Moyer played the final 15:35 and made four stops.
  • Patrick finished with three points on one goal and two assists, his second multi-point game.
  • The trio of Murray, Swingle, and Woods all finished with one goal and one assist.
  • For Woods it is his first goal since February 16, 2018 after missing the first half of the season with an injury.
  • Murray and Swingle both have goals in back-to-back games.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, January 26 when the Mustangs host a UCHC and MAC contest versus Wilkes beginning at 3:00 p.m.