Hartford, Conn. – Four different scorers lit the lamp for the #5 Trinity College men’s ice hockey program Sunday evening, helping the Bantams extend its unbeaten streak to seven straight after downing Saint Anselm in the final game of the Thanksgiving Tournament, 4-1. First-year Eric Sinson (Elm Grove, Wisc.), scored his first collegiate goal, and Sam Kany (Phoenix, Ariz.) produced his first win of the season between the pipes on the evening.
After a scoreless first period that saw 12 shots for each side, the Bantams (7-0) scored just minutes into the second frame. Junior Timothy Weinstein (Norwood, Mass.) ripped a shot from just inside the blue line during a power play; the puck squeezed through a pair of Hawks’ defenders and into the top-right corner of the net, giving the Bantams a 1-0 advantage.
Just minutes later, the visitors doubled the lead thanks to a brilliant feed from senior Jack McCarthy (Wakefield, Mass.). Leading the Bantams on a break, McCarthy moved inside the faceoff circle, dangled around a Saint Anselm defender, and back-handed a pass across the crease to first-year Eric Sinson (Elm Grove, Wisc.), who touched it home for his first-collegiate goal.
Trinity continued to pour it on in the second, adding a third goal to its lead with 8:07 left in the period. Weinstein and junior Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.) were credited the helpers as junior Eric Benshadle (Buffalo, N.Y.) lit the lamp for the third time this season, collecting a tip in front of first-year goaltender Nick Howard (Burlington, Mass.) to make it 3-0.
The Hawks responded late in the frame, getting one back before the end of the second. Junior Matt Chrisholm (Scituate, Mass.) led a three-on-one break, and was able to sneak a shot past junior goaltender Sam Kany (Phoenix, Ariz.) to get the hosts on the board.
After 19 minutes of scoreless play in the third, junior Dylan Healey (Goshen, N.Y.) scored an empty netter to finalize the scoring at 4-1.
Kany made a handful of stellar saves, earning his first win of the season between the pipes after making 27 saves — including 13 in the first. The Bantams finished the evening outshooting the Hawks 39-28, and Weinstein paced the offense with a goal and an assist. In six of the seven games this season, the Bantams have scored a power play goal; the one game the team didn’t was against Hamilton, and sophomore Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine) scored a short-handed goal en route to a 2-1 victory.
The Bantams will hit the ice one last time in 2019, traveling to #2 Hobart on Wednesday, December 11. Game time is slotted for 7 p.m.