The Embry-Riddle Eagles Ice hockey team won the East Florida Collegiate Hockey Conference (EFCHC) championship’s Sodexo Cup for the second year in a row earlier this month, at the Daytona Ice Arena in South Daytona, Fla. Embry-Riddle defeated the Florida Institute of Technology in the semi-final round 10-1 on the first night of play.
The Eagles dominated the game with 68 shots on goal. Spencer Kuhlman led the team with one goal and four assists. Kyle Usiak earned four assists and Ryan Marks scored two goals. Embry-Riddle goaltenders Nico Prulhiere and Bobby Elisha spilt the goaltending duties, stopping 13 of 14 total shots.
On the second night of play, the Eagles faced Flagler College in the EFCHC championship game. The Eagles came out flying, scoring four goals in the first period. They followed it up with three more goals, winning by a final score of 7-0. Spencer Kuhlman led the team in scoring for the second night in a row, with four goals and one assist.
Eagles captain Brendan Barger had t goals and an assist, and senior Alex Caligiuri scored a goal in his final game as an Eagle. The Eagles outshot the Flagler Saints 64-20. Goaltenders Mitch Kihm and Max Minervini stopped 10 shots each to secure the shutout.
Embry-Riddle dominated the EFCHC all season with an 11-0 record against conference opponents. The Eagles look to improve their play next season by playing more teams outside of their conference. If you are interested in supporting the ERAU hockey team, please visit https://crowdfunding.erau.edu/project/9451
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