UAH’s offense just couldn’t get going Friday night, as the Chargers fell to No. 16 St. Lawrence 4-0 in Canton, N.Y.
Most of the first period was held at the UAH end, but it wasn’t until 14:07 in that the Saints got on the board. A cross-ice pass by George Hughes made for a wide-open net that Connor Hughes wouldn’t miss to give St. Lawrence a 1-0 lead.
The Saints kept the pressure during the rest of a period, particularly during a power play where John Griggs had to make seven saves in a row. At the end of one period, St. Lawrence had an 18-6 shots on goal advantage.
St. Lawrence continued domination in the second period, and three goals were the result. Greg Carey scored on another wide-open net following a cross ice pass to make it 2-0 Saints at 5:20. Kyle Flanagan scored on a backhanded shot following a steal at 8:01 for a 3-0 St. Lawrence lead. The Saints made it 4-0 after a 3-on-1 break at 10:35.
UAH‘s defense was no match for St. Lawrence tonight. That didn’t help Griggs, who held his own in net with 37 saves. Meanwhile, many of the Chargers’ 21 shots were not close range, providing not much of a challenge to Saints goaltender Matt Weninger.
Game two of the series is Saturday night at 6 p.m. CT.