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College hockey: St. Lawrence continues road success, tops RPI

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TROY — The St. Lawrence University hockey team continued its recent prowess on the road Friday night.

Matt Weninger stopped all 22 shots he faced and Greg Carey registered three assists as St. Lawrence blanked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 4-0 on Friday night in an ECAC Hockey game at Houston Field House.

Chris Martin scored a goal and assisted on two others for the Saints (12-15-4, 6-9-4), and Riley Austin contributed a goal and an assist.

Matt Carey also scored a goal for St. Lawrence, which improved to 3-1-1 over its past five road games and also snapped a four-game skid against the Engineers.

“It was probably our most complete game of the year,” St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel said. “It was not just that we played well for 60 minutes, but just about everyone in our lineup played really well. We were in complete control.”

Weninger, who made eight saves in the third period to hold off the Engineers, including denying a breakaway bid with 11 minutes remaining, recorded his seventh career shutout and the Saints’ first of the season.

“Matt was really solid and in control tonight,” Carvel said. “We was very aggressive and also very comfortable against a solid team which thrives on being aggressive. ... Defensively we didn’t give RPI too many chances as well.”

Scott Diebold finished with 28 saves for RPI (13-13-5, 7-8-4).

After a scoreless first period, the Saints led 1-0 on Martin’s power-play goal 7:43 into the second period as he drove in a rebound off a shot from the deep right point by Greg Carey.

Austin followed with his goal of the season as he walked in and beat Diebold with a wrist shot for a 2-0 St. Lawrence advantage at 18:33 of the second.

“We moved Chris back up front to play with the Careys and that line was really good tonight,” Carvel said. “We had Riley Austin contribute as well as well as Matt Carey and Pat Doherty had that shorthanded goal for us. I think a lot of players scored really well tonight all the way through the lineup.”

Matt Carey and Patrick Doherty each followed with a breakaway goals in the third period.

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