Hamilton 3 Utica 0
October 15, 1996
Hamilton used a balanced scoring attack to shut-out Utica as six different players had a goal or an assist. Brian Grzymskim scored early in the first half and Ed Comerford followed with another midway through. Ke Sagnia added a second half goal at 57:41 and the Continentals never looked back. Mike Heffernan made five saves in goal for the shutout.
Hamilton (2-2-1): Brian Grzymski 1-0, Ke Sagnia 1-0, Teddy Comerford 1-0, Peter Montgomery 0-1, Sean Donohue 0-1, Kemp Bundy 0-1. Mike Heffernan 5 saves.