Superior, Wis. - The No. 10-ranked Trinity College men's ice hockey team scored two goals in both the first and second periods to come away with a 4-1 victory over No. 15 Marian University on Sunday night in the championship game of the Superior Showdown at Wis.-Superior. The Bantams improve to 6-2-2 on the year while the Sabres fall to 7-5-2 overall. Trinity returns to the ice on January 4th for a 7:30 home game versus New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opponent Williams before a Saturday home game against Middlebury.
Rookie Taggart Corriveau (New Britain, Conn.) got the scoring going with his second goal in as many days just 1:16 into the first period to put Trinity ahead early. The Sabres responded with a power-play goal at the 7:00 mark when Nathan Walker (Calgary, Alberta) converted on the extra-man opportunity. The two teams remained deadlocked at 1-1 until junior Andy Chugg (Mesa, Ariz.) scored off an assist from Eric Benshadle (Buffalo, N.Y.) to give the Bantams a 2-1 advantage at the first intermission.
The Bantams added to their lead 8:24 into the second period when Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.) scored on a Trinity power play to open up a 3-1 lead. Exactly three minutes later, junior Barclay Gammill (New Cannan, Conn.) put the exclamation mark on the evening with Trinity's fourth goal of the game. Neither side found the back of the net in the third period as Trinity came away with the 4-1 victory.
Trinity finished the game with 48 shots on net while holding the Sabres to just 17. Both teams converted on one power play. Junior netminder Tedy Loughborough (Wellesley, Mass.) finished with 17 saves in his fourth win of the season.