Stephen Finkel netted his first career collegiate hat trick and Shaun Benson had a goal and four assists for the St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans in a 10-6 win over the Catholic University Cardinals in their first game of the Deleware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference East Coast Showdown Tournament at Ice Works in Aston, PA on Friday evening.
First Period Scoring Summary
Catholic University - Kevyn Rigatti (Stephen Terenzio, Travis Duchene) 5:33, Vaughn Smith (Travis Duchene) 10:50/PP, Connor Cassidy (Unassisted) 14:53.
First Period Penalty Summary
Catholic University - William Tishuk (Tripping/2:00 minor) 14:13.
St. Thomas Aquinas College - Brandon Politza (High Sticking/2:00 minor) 10:38.
Second Period Scoring Summary
Catholic University - Kavyn Rigatti (Vaughn Smith) 8:07, Connor Cassidy (Unassisted) 13:10.
St. Thomas Aquinas College - Carter Taylor (Douglas Harrison, Shaun Benson) 2:27, Stephen Finkel (Brandon Politza, Giancarlo DiLorenzo) 3:28, Stephen Finkel (Giancarlo DiLorenzo, Shaun Benson) 8:33, Carter Taylor (Tyler Brooks) 11:53, Zachary Teats (Shaun Benson, James Ryan) 16:52.
Second Period Penalty Summary
Catholic University - No penalties.
Third Period Scoring Summary
Catholic University - Travis Duchene (Vaughn Smith, PJ Keegan) 8:33.
Third Period Penalty Summary
Catholic University - Kevyn Rigatti (Tripping/2:00 minor) 5:36.
St. Thomas Aquinas College - Giancarlo DiLorenzo (Interference/2:00 minor) 2:24.
Catholic University - Thomas Shaw (Loss, 40:00) 22 Saves, Joseph Allegretti (20:00) 9 Saves.
St. Thomas Aquinas College - Peter Gianatiempo (Win, 60:00) 29 Saves.
Shots on goal
Catholic University - 35
St. Thomas Aquinas College - 41
St. Thomas Aquinas College (4-6) continues the DVCHC East Coast Showdown on Saturday, November 17, when the Spartans faceoff with American University at 7pm, before wrapping up the 3-day tournament on Sunday, November 18 against Shippensburg University at 11:30am.