Hamilton 5 Fredonia 0
December 13, 1996
Hamilton won its fifth in a row, scoring four power-play goals to defeat third-ranked Fredonia, 5-0, in the first round of the Hamilton Round-Robin Hockey Tournament. Fredonia is ranked third in the latest NCAA East Region Poll, while Hamilton is ranked seventh. Senior captain Jeff Bradley led the way with two goals and freshman goaltender Brent Davey made 18 saves to record his first collegiate shutout and improve to 5-0-0 on the season. Bradley opened the scoring with a short-handed goal at 6:56 of the first and also notched a power-play tally at 1:01 of the second. Joe Baudo and David Webb each had a goal and an assist and Rob Rigg added two assists for the Continentals, who improve to 6-2-0 with the win. Hamilton outshot the Blue Devils, 31-18. Hamilton (6-2-0) plays Elmira (8-1-1) at 7 p.m. Sunday night, while Fredonia (9-4-0) takes on Elmira on Saturday at 7 p.m. All games are at the Sage Rink in Clinton and are free of charge.