Ice hockey wins two

The ice hockey club came from behind to defeat California University of Pennsylvania two times in two weeks to bring its season record to 3–4.

On Sunday, November 5, the Tartans beat California 5–4. The Vulcans scored first with a power-play goal in the first period. Junior Tom Yaniglos scored short-handed to even the score at 1–1 going into the second period.
California came back to score twice in the second period before sophomore Alex Brant scored on a power play. The Vulcans regained their two-goal lead, bringing the score to 4–2.

In the third period, first-year Rorry Brenner scored a power-play goal, bringing the Tartans within one. Senior Dan Gilmour scored on a five-on-three disadvantage to even the score at four apiece. Sophomore Steve Karolyi scored the game-winning goal with a slap shot minutes later.

In a rematch against California on Saturday, the Tartans quickly fell behind 2–0. Master’s student Matt Hawryluk got the Tartans on the board in the second period with a power-play goal. Yaniglos scored less than a minute later to even the score. California came back, tipping the score 3–2 back in the Vulcans’ favor. Late in the second period, junior Ed Bergin flipped a shot into the top corner of the net to even the score at three apiece.

California regained the lead within the first minute of the third period; Bergin made another shot seconds later to retie the game. Hawryluk gave the Tartans their first lead of the game, scoring twice in the next five minutes of play. The Vulcans regained one, but ultimately fell to the Tartans 6–5.

The ice hockey club next plays Allegheny College at the Ice Castle on Saturday at 5 p.m.