Tigers beat Holy Cross 6-4 Saturday to even best-of-three series 1-1

Game three at 7:05 p.m. today in Ritter Arena

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Justin Hofstetter (left), Jesse Newman and the Tigers host Holy Cross in game three of Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals at 7:05 tonight in Ritter Arena.

The RIT Tigers men’s hockey team evened its best-of-three quarterfinal series against Holy Cross with a 6-4 win Saturday in Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament action.

The win was RIT’s 22nd of the season, setting a Division I school record.

“We played with much more emotion tonight,” RIT Head Coach Wayne Wilson said after Saturday’s contest. “It was a must win, and we won it, to set up what should be a great game [Sunday] night.”

Brennan Sarazin and Tyler Brenner led RIT on Saturday with a goal and two assists apiece. Dan Ringwald had a goal and an assist and Chris Haltigin and Bobby Raymond each added a goal.

Louis Menard allowed four goals and made 28 saves to pick up the win. Ian Dams took the loss in allowing six goals while making 30 saves.

RIT out shot Holy Cross 36-32. The Tigers were two-for-eight with the man advantage, while Holy Cross was one-for-six. Each team scored a short-handed goal.

The teams will face off at 7:05 p.m. Sunday in game three of the best-of-three series. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, are on sale noon–5 p.m. Sunday at Gordon Field House.

The winner advances to the semifinals March 20–21 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.

Tonight’s game can be heard on WITR-FM (89.7).

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