RIT shocks No. 11 Ferris State
Tigers’ goalie Madolora wins MVP with 23 saves, one assist
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Rochester Institute shut out No. 11 Ferris State 4-0 at the Catamount Cup on Thursday.
"We did all the right things," head coach Wayne Wilson said. "We got pucks on net, killed penalties, played physical, had great goaltending and we were successful."
The shutout of Ferris State is the Tigers' first shut out of a non-AHA team since the they joined Division I in 2005-06.
Shane Madolora picked up his third shutout of the season and the ninth of his career. He made 23 saves, had an assist and was named MVP of the game.
Cameron Burt had three assists, while Mike Colavecchia and Chris Saracino each had a goal and an assist. Adam Hartley scored the other Tiger goal.
Ferris State outshot RIT 23-18. The Tigers were 2-for-4 with the man advantage while RIT held the Bulldogs scoreless on eight power play chances.
RIT scored two goals in the first period, killing 1:38 of a 5-on-3 power play and a five-minute major in the period.
Saracino scored at 3:17 in the first period off an assist from Colavecchia. Saracino got the puck at the point, skated free from a Ferris State defender and fired a wrist shot through traffic beating Taylor Nelson high over the shoulder.
Midway through the period, the Tigers killed off a 5-on-3 penalty and a five minute major. The Bulldogs had five shots early in the power play, but the Tigers were able to limit the chances late in the power play.
Mark Cornacchia won two big defensive zone face-offs for the Tigers.
Colavecchia made it 2-0 RIT at 17:31 of the first period. Madolora and Burt each had assists on the play. Madolora fed Burt who carried the puck into the Ferris State zone. He fed a cross-ice pass to Colavecchia who buried a wrist shot into the left corner for his sixth goal of the season.
The lone goal in the second period came at 5:19 on a power-play goal by Hartley. He tipped home a shot by Saracino for his fifth score of the season. Burt picked up his third assist of the game feeding Saracino at the point.