The team was next in action from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th at a tournament at Choice Inline in Sewell, New Jersey. The club posted a perfect 5-0 record, defeating Drexel University, Lock Haven University, University of Pittsburgh, James Madison University and Virginia Tech. Collin Ewald scored 13 goals throughout the weekend and was named the “First Star” of the game twice.
|Collin Ewald and Brandon Caccavale starred for the Pride during their tournament in Sewell, New Jersey from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th.|
Club Ice Hockey returned to the ice for the first time in 2019 on Sunday, January 27th against the Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point. In a game that was knotted at 3 after one period, the Pride exploded quick goals in the 2nd period on their way to a 6-4 victory. Andrew Gagnon and David Frattaroli each scored twice, while Joe Grice and Eli Vaillancourt each netted a goal.
The team next hosted St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, February 1st at the Northwell Health Ice Center. Despite falling behind 2-0 quickly, Hofstra fought back and ultimately won the game 7-4. David Frattaroli and Joe Grice each netted two goals, while Collin Ewald, Zack Lamberti and Vinny Cacciatore each tallied a goal each.
On a quick turnaround, the team next traveled to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point on Saturday, February 2nd. Zack Lamberti scored the first goal of the game for the Pride but ultimately King’s Point prevailed 3-2.
With a week to rest, the team hit the road to take on Columbia University on Saturday, February 9th. Hofstra jumped out to an early thanks to two goals by David Frattaroli, and a goal apiece by Antonio Binotto, Andrew Gagnon, and Chris Serio. Liam Hartenstein and Shane Griggs were solid in net as the Pride got back to their winning ways with a 5-1 victory. Hofstra returns to the ice for the final regular season game at Northwell Health Ice Center on Friday, February 15th against Columbia.
Club Climbing hosted their first climb of the semester on Saturday, February 9th at The Cliffs in Long Island City. The climb had 40 participants and the highlight of the event was when two members engaged in harnessed tight rope walking. The next climb is on Friday, February 15th at the Gravity Vault in Melville, NY.
CLUB SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Collin Ewald-Club Roller Hockey-Sophomore-Mechanical Engineering-Sayville, New York
Ewald scored a staggering 13 goals in 5 games to help lead Hofstra to a 5-0 record at their tournament in Sewell, New Jersey from February 8th-10th.
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