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Hamilton 5 St. Anselm 0


Brent Davey made 33 saves and John Whitwell had a goal and twoassists to lead Hamilton to a 5-0 victory over St. Anselm in front of a selloutcrowd at the Sage Rink. Hamilton advances to the semifinals of the ECAC Eastplayoffs with the win. Davey improved to 18-3-1 on the season while recordinghis second shutout of the season. The Continentals set a school record for mostwins in a season with 19 (19-5-1).

"We worked hard for 60 minutes and Davey was spectacular," said Hamilton HeadCoach Phil Grady. "It's impressive for a freshman goaltender to have a shutoutin his first collegiate playoff game," added Grady. "The team really playedgreat in front of me- they didn't allow any second shots and the crowd was likea seventh man out there," added Davey. Whitwell, who scored only his third goalof the season said, "Coach Grady's been telling me to shoot more- I finallylistened!"

Trevor MacArthur gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead at the 13:52 mark of the openingperiod, beating St. Anselm goaltender Chris Devin with a sharp angle shot. JohnWhitwell put the Continentals ahead 2-0 with a blast from the point on thepower play at 17:55 of the first. Brian Guastella tipped in a rebound off an EdCassin shot as Hamilton took a commanding 3-0 lead late in the second. ZacSweetland added an insurance goal at 4:37 of the third. Jeff Bradley finishedthe scoring with a late power play goal at the 18:54 mark of the third. Daveywas 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.

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