By Anthony Sambrotto @asambrotto95
The St. Bonaventure club hockey team is on its first winning streak of the season after a 7-4 thrashing of Ithaca on Friday night at the William Smith Center in Olean.
The game saw four goals in the first five minutes, two by each team, and a barrage of chances. The back and forth continued until Bonaventure pulled away in the second period with two goals in under a minute and took a 6-3 lead. Forward Jordan Ashman had two goals, including a critical one in the second period.
Andy Farnham and Mike Medula both had multiple-point games for the Bonnies. Joe Piegay clinched the game with an empty net goal with less than a minute to go.
The penalty-filled game featured several minor brawls which led to misconducts for many Ithaca Bombers players. The undisciplined physical play hurt the Bombers as Bonaventure was able to convert on power play chances.
“Physical play is something that we try to stress at different points of games, and we tend to feed off of it through the game,” said Bonnies forward Jordan Farnham. “It helped last night even though we had penalty trouble.”
Bonaventure has now swept the season series against Ithaca. “I thought we played well at times and had fun which is a big thing for us. Overall it was a good team win,” said Farnham.
The team is now 3-10 on the season and finishes out the weekend with games at RIT on Saturday and Cornell on Sunday.