Mustangs Erase Three-Goal Deficit, Down Chatham in Overtime

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - For the first time in program history, the Stevenson men's ice hockey team erased a three-goal deficit as the Mustangs posted a, 5-4, United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) contest victory Saturday afternoon at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

  • The hosts fired a shot right after the opening face-off as junior Nick Gray sent a shot on net in the opening 17 seconds. Stevenson (2-0) recorded the first three shots of the day on net.
  • Both teams had a shortened power play opportunity early as the Mustangs went on the power play just 2:10 into the game before Chatham had a man advantage for 1:53.
  • On the second power play attempt for Stevenson, it was the Cougars (0-2) who had the first shot before junior Mark Bowen fired a shot late in the advantage.
  • After a hooking call against the Mustangs, Chatham went on the power play with 3:48 remaining in the period and needed just 28 seconds before Daniel Cangelosi found the back of the net.

  • Just 10 seconds into the period, the Mustangs went on the power play but all three shots were stopped by Ricardo Gonzalez.
  • The Cougars went on the power play just 1:23 after Stevenson's ended and converted with 48 seconds left on the man advantage on a goal from Cory King.
  • Chatham then scored a four-on-three goal at the 6:51 mark to go up 3-0 on the second power play goal of the game by Cangelosi.
  • Stevenson answered late in the period as junior Austin Swingle scored right off the face-off win by classmate Christian Ripley with 29 seconds remaining.

  • The Mustangs got within one just 1:05 into the third period as freshman Jarrod Vroman netted a power play goal on assists from classmate Ryan Patrick and Bowen. Vroman and Patrick had a give-and-go in neutral ice before Vroman fired a shot past Gonzalez.
  • Just 2:43 later, sophomore Carl Lyden tied the game at 3-3 after scoring off a face-off win by junior Dominic Brenza.
  • Chatham retook the lead with 7:16 remaining as Cangelosi completed his hat trick.
  • At the 15:03 mark, the Mustangs went on the power play, four-on-three, and needed just seven seconds before junior Bruce Stachitas netted his four goal of the season to knot the game at 3-3 on assists by Lyden and Brenza.
  • The Cougars went back to the penalty box with just 39 seconds remaining in regulation.

  • The Mustangs needed just one shot in the overtime period as Lyden scored just 1:05 into the extra frame. Stachitas fired a shot from the point before Lyden sent home the rebound.

  • Stevenson outshot Chatham, 46-21, including 23-7 in the third period.
  • The Mustangs were 3-for-11 on the power play while the Cougars finished 3-for-7, including 2-for-2 in the second period.
  • Stevenson won 54 of the 85 face-offs while junior Christian Ripley going 12-for-15. Brenza finished 18-for-27 at the dot while frehsman Luke Benitez was 7-for-8.
  • The Mustangs improve to 3-0 all-time versus Chatham, with the last two wins coming by just one goal.
  • Stevenson improves to 5-4-8 all-time in overtime.
  • Brenza, who finished with three assists for the second time in his career, has 26 points in 28 career home games. He has seven points in three games versus Chatham.
  • Lyden, who finished with two goals and one assist, has 15 points in 14 career home games.
  • Freshman Riley McVeigh picked up his second win of the season after totaling seven saves in the final 34:14.

Carl Lyden nets the overtime game-winning goal.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Friday, November 9 when the Mustangs travel to Wilkes for a UCHC and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.