AMARILLO, TX – A goaltender from the 2013 Robertson Cup National Championship won his first NCAA game over the weekend while taking a loss in another.
Collin Delia came on in relief of starter Rasmus Tirronen, a Topeka RoadRunners’ Alumni, to propel Merrimack College to a 4-2 triumph over Northeastern. Delia’s former Bulls’ teammate Hampus Gustafsson helped his friend out by setting up two of the four goals. The next night Delia made his second start of the season and lost 3-1 to Northeastern. It was another productive game for Gustafsson as he picked up an assist.
Brady Ferguson had a four-point weekend for Robert Morris University as they earned a win and a tie in games against American International. Ferguson chipped in one goal and one assist as Robert Morris tied American 5-5 on Friday. The next night the Texan notched two assists while John Rey had another as the Colonials blanked American 6-0. Robert Morris had been in the Top 20 rankings for NCAA College Hockey until this week when they failed to crack the poll.
Forward Cody Freeman fired the game tying goal in the third period as Canisius College tied Mercyhurst 3-3.
At the Division III level, Ryan Cole had a big game for Trinity, earning three goals and setting up another in a 7-2 romp over Amherst.
Mike Davis had a couple of assists but it wasn’t enough as Neumann fell 3-2 to Nazareth. Goaltender Mike Taffe earned the start in goal but Utica dropped a 4-3 decision to Oswego.
Kyle Gattelaro of Wisconsin-River Falls is seventh ranked in the nation, while Ryan Cole, TJ Sherman and Sam Johnson are eighth. St John’s University, where Dan McNamara is playing, is 14th.
The Amarillo Bulls continue their seven-game road trip on Wednesday when they face the Lone Star Brahmas at NYTEX Sports Center in North Richland, TX. Fans can tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey, beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:40 pm. The puck drop follows at 7 pm.