Saint John's vs. Hobart
April 21, 2007
The Game Story:
QUEENS, N.Y. (April 21, 2007) - In front of a record-breaking
home-town crowd the St. John's Red Storm marked another milestone
this season as the team earned its second ECAC victory since the
program's reinstatement in 2005, with a 13-10 fourth quarter win over
the Hobart Statesmen Saturday afternoon.



The day couldn't have been set any better as the Red
Storm celebrated the efforts of its four seniors, Anthony Bozymowski,
T.J. O'Shea, Rick Ruggles and George Kaleh, with a victory to close
out its home season. At home on DaSilva, the Red Storm is 4-1, with
the team's only loss coming at the hands of the Georgetown Hoyas in
the season opener.



"I was pleased that we found a way to win against a high-scoring team
like Hobart," remarked head coach Jason Miller. "Going into the
second half, I remarked to assistant coach Dan Paccione that Hobart
is not a team we want to go into a shootout against, especially after
last week's high scoring game against UMass. But we did a good job
tightening our defense and continued to score goals."



The game was tied 10 times before Jack Rosson scored the
game-winning goal unassisted in the opening minute of the fourth
quarter.



At the end of the first period, the score was tied 3-3 as
Tom Michaelsen scored with four minutes remaining in a man-up
situation.



In the second quarter Hobart and St. John's combined for
11 goals. Jamie Kirk's goal in the waning minute of the first half
gave the Statesmen a 9-8 edge going into the halftime break. The Red
Storm shot nearly 100 percent, missing one of five shots.



"Our strategy going into the second half was simply to
play better," said Miller. "We weren't going to change the plan we
had set going into the game. We wanted to focus on how we play our
game and do better the things that we work on everyday. Eventually,
it worked out for us."



Coming back from halftime, sophomore Tom Manes tied the
game at nine 20 seconds into the period.



Junior Justin O'Donnell found Rob Gannon in front of the
Hobart net and took advantage of a man-up situation to give the Red
Storm a 10-9 lead halfway through the third quarter. Gannon's goal
was his first of the season.

The teams started the fourth all tied up at 10 before
Rosson won the opening face-off and got the game-winner past Hobart
goaltender Brad Hester. Hester was the third goalie switch of the
outing for the Statesmen.



Back-to-back goals by O'Donnell and Trevor Michaelsen
sealed the deal as the Red Storm earned its second league victory.



The Red Storm defense held Daryl Veltman, who had scored
three hat tricks against them in their last two meetings, to just one
goal. Going into the game, Veltman averaged 2.9 goals per game and
was ranked fifth in the Division I in that category.



Seven Red Storm players shot their way onto the
scoreboard with hat tricks by O'Donnell and Tom Michaelsen.
Michaelsen's hat trick is his fourth for the season. O'Donnell's is
his second.



Michaelsen led the team in scoring with five points,
earning 19 goals for the year. His twin brother Trevor Michaelsen
made two goals in the outing, making his season total 20 as the two
continue to race for the team leader in goals.



Halfway through the second period, freshman Garrett
Mitchell scored his first career goal to tie the score at five.



Also scoring for the Red Storm: Manes (2 goals, 2 assists), Rosson (1
goal) and Gannon (1 goal).



The win gives the Red Storm a 5-7 overall record and a
2-5 record in the league. Hobart falls to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the
league.



Up next, the Red Storm travels to Fairfield, Conn., on
April 29 to face the Fairfield Stags in its final game of the season.
Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.