Hockey Team Wins Opener at ACHA Regional - To Play For National Tourney Bid Saturday
Saturday, February 14, 2009
MOLINE—The Calvin hockey team picked up 6-2 victory over Lansing Community College in the opening game of the ACHA Division III North Regional Tournament Friday night at the Southside Ice Arena. The Knights will play Delta Community College at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Ice Arena with a trip to the ACHA Division III National Tournament on the line. Calvin fans are encouraged to attend and support the Knights.
In its win over Lansing Community College, Calvin (16-7-2) erupted for four third period goals to break open a one-goal game. The contest was tied at one after one period with the Knights taking a 2-1 lead after two periods.
Sophomore Bart Tocci had two goals for Calvin. Junior Caleb Barthel, senior Eric Baker, senior Lucas Huyser-Wierenga and freshman Scott Plakmeyer also scored goals for the Knights.
Plakmeyer, Huyser-Wierenga and Baker picked up assists while freshman Matthew Zantingh also had two key assists for the Maroon and Gold.
Senior goalkeeper Chris Pasma was also stellar for the Knights, making 28 saves. Calvin held a 44-30 shots on goal advantage.