Feb. 14, 2009

Courtesy of Princeton

PRINCETON -- St. Lawrence used a pair of first period goals to jump to an early lead and defeat the ninth-ranked Princeton men’s hockey team 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Hobey Baker Rink. Senior Lee Jubinville put the Tigers on the board in the second period.

Princeton controlled much of the play in the first period, putting 11 of the game’s first 12 shots on Saint goaltender Alex Petizian, but a pair of turnovers in the defensive zone allowed the Saints to build a 2-0 lead on just seven shots in the period.

Mark Armstrong scored the first goal, reaching around the outstretched pad of Princeton junior goaltender Zane Kalemba at 8:53 and Aaron Bogosian got the second at 14:07 with his shot from the top of the circle along the ice. Jared Keller assisted on both goals.

Princeton, which fired 17 shots on goal in each of the first two periods, cut the lead in half on the power play at 12:45 of the second period. Kalemba started the play up ice to junior Dan Bartlett, who found Jubinville in the neutral zone. Jubinville walked in and scored just inside the far post with a wrist shot for his seventh of the season.

Princeton looked to even it up from there, but Petizian stood tall and finished the night with 40 saves, including seven in the third period as the Saint defense clamped down and held the Tigers in check. Kalemba made 24 saves in the loss. Mike McKenzie added an empty-net goal with 53 seconds remaining.

Princeton fell to 18-7 with the loss and is now 12-7 in the ECAC. The Tigers had their four-game winning streak snapped as well. Princeton returns to action next Friday at 7 p.m. against Brown at home.