Mar 19, 2022
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania — Owen Hughes had a hat trick and Jack Kernitz added two goals as St. Bonaventure dominated Penn State-Harrisburg, 9-1, Saturday afternoon in the second round of pool play at the national Collegiate Hockey Federation Cup.
Coupled with their 9-4 win over East Carolina Friday, the victory sets up a showdown at 7:15 p.m. Sunday with 2nd-seeded SUNY-Farmingdale, also 2-0. The winner will emerge from pool play and advance to the 8-team medal round of the tournament beginning Monday.
The Bonnies (19-2), who are 15th-seeded and have won 14 in a row, actually fell behind 1-0 early in the first, but a Kernitz laser on a 2-on-1 break with 3:24 left in the period tied it and totally flipped the momentum.
The second period looked like a perpetual power play as the Bonnies scored five goals and broke the will of Penn State, which managed only two shots on goal in the period. Kernitz and Hughes scored less than two minutes into the third period to make it 8-1.
Jake Spina, Jimmy Johnson, Mason Meggo and Sam Cichowski also scored for the Bonnies. Matt Majeski started in goal for the Bonnies and stopped all but one shot, a roofed wrist shot from Cam Moore just 3 minutes into the game.
For full tournament details, click here. Farmingdale beat East Carolina, 7-2, Saturday morning.
For a fee, the games can be livestreamed at https://www.bdehockey.com/home-chf.php. Packages are available for four-hour increments, all of pool play, all of medal-round play, and the entire tournament.
The team in each of the eight pools with the most points — teams earn two points for a win and one for a tie — will advance to the quarterfinals on Monday after three days of round-robin pool play. Ties for first in the pools will be broken by head-to-head results, then by fewest goals allowed, and then, if still tied, by goal differential.
Quarterfinals, semifinals and title/consolation games are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.