Manchester, NH (February 11) – Anthony Ruberto (Stony Creek, Ontario, Canada) scored
a shorthanded goal with just 2:57 remaining in the third period, providing the difference in Hamilton's 4-3 victory over Saint Anselm Friday evening at Sullivan Arena. With the win, the Continentals, receiving votes in the latest USCHO.com poll, move to 11-6-4 overall and 8-4-4 in the NESCAC. The Hawks fall to 10-7-2 overall and 7-7-2 in the ECAC East. It was the Hawks first loss in six straight games.
Jim Toomey (Billerica, MA) scored the game-tying goal early in the third period after Hamilton carried a lead into the frame. He created a turnover in the offensive end and beat continental goaltender Cameron Gibbar (Highlands Ranch, CO) top shelf for Toomey's fourth goal of the season. Ryan Holley (Owings, MD) and Ryan Clark (Wadsworth, OH) notched the other tallies for Saint Anselm. The power play was heavily featured in both offenses, as three of the seven total goals came on the man advantage. Hamilton finished 2-of-5 on the power play, while St. A's was 1-of-3. The win for Gibbar was his first career victory in six appearances for the Continentals
Saint Anselm is featuring "Pink in the Rink" this weekend as the Hawks donned pink game jerseys to focus on Breast Cancer Awareness Week. A variety of fundraising events are taking place during this weekend with proceeds going to further breast cancer research with the American Cancer Society.
The Hawks take on Amherst, another NESCAC rival, tomorrow at Sullivan Arena. Face-off is set for 4:00 pm.