Below is today’s Big Board with all of today’s results, box scores, and winning team recaps. Clicking on any box score will take you to that game’s box score. Clicking on the recap cell will take you to that team’s recap.
The Statesmen got back to their high-scoring ways, which included seven goals in the final quarter of the game. The game started with 4-0 runs for both teams, first by Hobart for the first half of the first quarter, before Canisius had their 4-0 run up until the middle of the second quarter. That’s when the Statesmen recorded another 4-0 run before Canisius stopped to run at 8-5 entering the half.
The Golden Griffins trimmed the Hobart lead down to 9-8 late in the third quarter, before the Statesmen racked up five unanswered goals and eventually keep the lead for good.
Midfielders Bryan Hancock and Max Romm each had four goals on the game for Hobart, with Hancock also dishing out two assists. Frank Brown had two goals and two assists, Justin Scott had a pair of goals and one assist, and Stanny Gilbertson and Mark Darden got on the board with two goals of their own. Sam Mueller led all players with three caused turnovers in the game, while goaltender Jackson Browne made eight saves. Canisius was led by Connor Kearnan’s trio of goals and assists, with Ryan McKee also notching a hat-trick. Jeff Edwards scored a goal and recorded three assists to surpass the 100-point mark for his career, and junior goaltender Liam Ganzhorn made 10 saves.
Hobart nearly doubled the Canisius shot total, 51-27, including 15 in the first and 17 in the third quarters respectively. But the Golden Griffins edged the Statesmen in the face-off battle, 18-14. Hobart is now 3-1 on the season when scoring 15 or more goals, with their only loss coming against Penn State in the season opener.
Canisius BOSS Randy Mearns and his postgame comments.
“It felt as though, collectively, we were just a step behind Hobart today. We just didn’t play like ourselves. I thought after the Cleveland State game we would continue to evolve and get better, but they threw a different defensive scheme at us today and at times we were unable to handle the pressure and that led to some of their goals.
“We battled back twice from a couple of four-goal holes, but in the fourth quarter they got the best of us and then we had to press to try and get the ball back and that led to some empty-net goals late that allowed them to pull away.
“We have to continue to figure out how to get better. I’m sure we’ll figure it out. We’ve got a lot of resolve; a lot of great leadership in the locker room. We’ve got to put this behind us, get to work tomorrow, and get ready for Marist.
With many of Tuesday’s game being postponed or cancelled, we’ll have three games tomorrow, including Ohio State-Towson at noon and Princeton-Rutgers at 7 pm.