10.11.14 - Engineers Look For a Win Against Army

TROY, NY – As the puck dropped Saturday evening, it was just the beginning to what the Engineers understood would be a crucial weekend in setting the tone of the entire season. The Army Black Knights traveled to the Houston Fieldhouse for the 8:00pm face-off.

RPI would open the scoring while taking advantage of an Army penalty. Sophomore Kyle DeVault moved the puck along the boards up to senior Rusty Teller. After collecting the pass, Teller fired a hard pass to junior Teo Camadella who one-timed home the first goal of the game. Five minutes later, freshman Louie Olivieri doubled the lead while simultaneously netting his first tally of the season. As the period wound down, the Black Knights would find twine with just 19 seconds left on the clock.

Fourteen seconds into the second period was all it took for the Engineers to pull the momentum back in their direction. Teller recorded his second assist of the game when he rushed the puck up the right side of the ice, finding himself with a 2-on-1 opportunity with fellow teammate Patrick Quarry. The junior received Teller’s pass with ease before burying it behind the Army netminder. Rensselaer increased their lead to three just minutes later on a play that was much less aesthetic to that of the Teller-Quarry connection, yet equally as effective. Junior Adam Hennick entered the Black Knights’ zone and fired a low shot on net. Camadella would grab the captain’s rebound before releasing an attempt of his own, which was also stopped by the Army goaltender. However, his rebound would trickle back door to a hungry DeVault, ecstatic to get on the scoresheet for something other than an assist or penalty.

An outburst of RPI penalties as well as relaxed play would allow Army to tally one in the second period and another halfway through the third. Yet, the Engineers were able to subdue the Black Knights’ attempt at a successful comeback with the help of freshman goaltender Ranger Beguelin, who turned away 37 of 40 attempts on goal on his way to his first career ACHA victory; RPI 4—3.

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