Punchless Engineers can’t muster challenge
RPI held to 12 shots vs. Quinnipiac, including just two in third period
Chase Priskie had a goal and an assist to lead No. 13 Quinnipiac to a 3-0 win over RPI on Friday in a men’s hockey game in Hamden, Conn.
The Engineers (3-5, 3-2 ECAC) had a season-low 12 shots on goal, two in the third period when they were in rally mode. Their previous low was 15 against Union on Oct. 26. Quinnipiac had 38 shots on goal. Aided by the inept Engineers’ offense, Quinnipiac goalie Andrew Shortridge earned his first shutout of the season.
Freshman Daniel Winslow jammed in the first goal of his collegiate career after a scrum in front of the RPI net five minutes into the game.
Odeen Tufto added a powerplay goal, his sixth, midway through the second period.
Priskie wristed a shot from just inside the blue line through traffic and past Linden Marshall to cap the scoring in the third period. It was Priskie’s seventh goal and it came on the power play. Priskie and Tufto are tied with Brandon Fortunato for the team-lead with 10 points.
Quinnipiac (7-1, 2-1) was 2-for-9 on the power play, while RPI was 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
RPI plays at Princeton on Saturday. The Engineers are 6836-11 all-time versus the Tigers.