No. 2 Men's Hockey Returns Home With Shutout Win Over Neumann – Utica University Athletics


UTICA, NY – The No. 2 Utica University men’s hockey team returned home for the first time in over a month and celebrated with a 5-0 shutout win over the visiting Neumann University Knights on Friday evening. 


Mic Curran (Arlington, MA/Curry College (CCC)) had four points on the night with two goals and a pair of assists. Remy Parker (Montclair, NJ/University of Maine (NCAA DI)), John Moncovich (Wilmington, NC/Hampton Roads Whalers (USPHL)) and Kimball Johnson (Coppell, TX/University of St. Thomas (NCAA DI)) each had one goal as well. Connor Fedorek (Bethel Park, PA/Ferris State University (NCAA DI)), Justin Allen (Hilton, NY/Rochester Monarchs (NCDC)) and Lucas Herrmann (Elma, NY/University of New Hampshire (NCAA DI)) had two assists each while Jayson Dobay (Weymouth, MA/Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)) and Buster Larsson (Malmo, Sweden/Utica Jr. Comets (NCDC)) recorded one apiece. 


In goal, Bryan Landsberger (Montreal, Quebec/Nepean Raiders (CCHL)) recorded his third shutout this season, all coming over the last four games, as he stopped all 15 shots that came his way. 


As a unit, Utica got off a whopping 46 shots, 21 of which coming in the second period. 


After 11 shots over the first 13 minutes of play, Mic Curran (Arlington, MA/Curry College (CCC)) was able to put Utica ahead with a goal coming off Jayson Dobay (Weymouth, MA/Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)) and Connor Fedorek (Bethel Park, PA/Ferris State University (NCAA DI)) assists. The Pioneers went on to take its 1-0 lead into the intermission after limiting the Knights to just two shots over the first 20 minutes. 


The team really found its stride in the second period with a total 21 shots to Neumann’s seven. Just 29 seconds into the period, Parker found the back of the net while Moncovich did the same a while later at the 17:21 mark. Curran and Johnson put the icing on the cake in the third period with a goal each to top off Utica’s shutout victory. 


No. 2 Utica (11-2-1, 9-0-0 UCHC) and Neumann will meet again on Saturday night for Parkway Drugs Night. Puck drop from the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium is set for 7 p.m.


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