The rookies did not want St.
Lawrence University's hockey season to end, and made sure it didn't as freshman
wing Greg Carey scored two goals and rookie center Kyle Essery netted the third
period game winner as the Saints squared their best-of-three ECAC first round
playoff series with Princeton with a 3-2 win at Hobey Baker Rink Saturday
The Saints, now 11-20-5, will
play the 6th-seeded Tigers, 17-12-2, for the right to advance to the
quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The Saints will be out to square
their record in games three of playoff series at 2-2 since 2006 and to advance
to the quarterfinals for the third straight year when they meet the Tigers on
"I thought we played a very solid
game," said Saint coach Joe Marsh. "Special teams was obviously a big
difference for us...we gave them only one power play and we converted on two of
our own. We also did a solid job defensively and didn't give them too many
openings that Matt Weninger couldn't handle."
Weninger picked up his first
collegiate post-season victory for the Saints with a 28-save performance which
included a dozen stops in the third period. He made several point blank saves
and got some help from defensemen Pete Child and George Hughes, both of whom
knocked away rebounds which appeared destined for the net in the third period.