Pointers top Statesmen in national semifinals
STEVENS POINT, Wisc.-The No. 7/8 Hobart College hockey team was edged by top-ranked University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5-3 in a national semifinal at KB Willett Arena this evening. The Statesmen conclude the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 21-8-2 overall. Sophomore Travis Schneider (1g, 1a) and first-year Aaron Maguyon (2a) each had a pair of points for Hobart. Junior Alexander Connal made 30 saves in goal for Hobart. Tanner Karty had a game-high three points on a goal and two assists for UW-Stevens Point (28-0-2). Connor Ryckman made 23 saves in the Pointers goal.
The Pointers jumped out to a 1-0 lead, firing four shots on goal in the first minute of the game. UW-Stevens Point opened the scoring 46 seconds into the first period when Luke McElhenie banked home a rebound for his 10th goal of the season. Ryan MacKellar and Danny Kiraly were credited with assists on the goal. Stevens Point finished the game with a 35-26 edge in shots on goal. The Statesmen were perfect on special teams they were 2-for-2 on the power play and killed off the one penalty called against them.