CC junior defenseman Eamonn McDermott made another of his excellent outlet passes and senior Rylan Schwartz took advantage, hauling in the long pass at the middle of the SCSU blue line and splitting the two surprised Husky defenders for a breakaway.
He beat Huskies sophomore goalie Ryan Faragher with a low shot to give CC a 1-0 lead. It was only the 11th time this season the Tigers scored first. CC is 6-4 through the first 10 games.
Both teams spent the first couple minutes feeling each other out with the first shot on goal by SCSU’s Nic Dowd with 16:33 left in the opening period.
That soon ended with McDermott’s excellent outlet pass to Schwartz.
SCSU would battle back when freshman Jonny Brodzinski forced the puck into the CC net a moment before he collided with senior netminder Joe Howe. The goal was confirmed by video review.
CC went 13:50 without a shot after Schwartz’s goal. Scott Winkler fired a shot on net with 2:22 left in the opening period. SCSU out shot the Tigers 7-5 in the first 20 minutes.