This article first appeared on RyersonRams.ca on Oct. 19, 2013.
PRINCETON, NJ – For the second straight night, the Ryerson Rams had to climb back from a big deficit but weren’t able to do so on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Princeton Tigers, 4-3.
The game concluded a two-game exhibition road trip for the Rams, playing against the NCAA Division 1 Tigers.
Andrew Calof was the big story for the Tigers in the match, netting a hat-trick, highlighted by two goals within 20 seconds at the start of the second period. He would go on to net the game-winner in the dying moments before the second intermission.
Princeton jumped out to a 3-0 lead, scoring all three on Rams starter Steve Gleeson (Toronto). Gleeson suffered the loss after giving up three goals on 17 shots.
Ryerson was able to even things at three with a string of goals themselves. Kent McPherson (Stratford, Ont.) started things off on the powerplay at 10:39 of the second period. Within four minutes, goals from Michael Fine (Toronto) and Dustin Alcock (Hamilton, Ont.) treated fans at Hobey Baker Rink to a tie hockey game.
Calof’s game-winner at 19:28 of the second period on Troy Passingham (Mississauga, Ont.), who relieved Gleeson halfway through the second period, sealed the Rams fate.
Colby Phinney, a freshman for Princeton, recording the win making 30 saves. Overall, Ryerson outshot Princeton 36-33.
– After going scoring two powerplay goals on Friday night, Princeton went 0-6 on powerplay opportunities Saturday.
– Ryerson will drive back home on Sunday to Toronto and prepare to resume OUA regular season action. The Rams host the Guelph Gryphons (3-1) on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The game is a part of Student Night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens.