"We worked hard for 60 minutes and Davey was spectacular," said Hamilton Head Coach Phil Grady. "It's impressive for a freshman goaltender to have a shutout in his first collegiate playoff game," added Grady. "The team really played great in front of me- they didn't allow any second shots and the crowd was like a seventh man out there," added Davey. Whitwell, who scored only his third goal of the season said, "Coach Grady's been telling me to shoot more- I finally listened!"
Trevor MacArthur gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead at the 13:52 mark of the opening period, beating St. Anselm goaltender Chris Devin with a sharp angle shot. John Whitwell put the Continentals ahead 2-0 with a blast from the point on the power play at 17:55 of the first. Brian Guastella tipped in a rebound off an Ed Cassin shot as Hamilton took a commanding 3-0 lead late in the second. Zac Sweetland added an insurance goal at 4:37 of the third. Jeff Bradley finished the scoring with a late power play goal at the 18:54 mark of the third. Davey was exceptional all night, stopping numerous St. Anselm scoring chances.
St. Anselm tied a school record with 16 wins this season, finishing 16-9-0. Chris Devin stopped 39 shots for the Hawks.