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Men’s Hockey Wins North Country Tourney Championship Game

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Canton, NY – Hamilton College Jack Grant ’24 He made 37 saves and the Continents beat Trine Thunder University 4-0 in the championship game of the 2023 North Canton Tournament inside the CARC-Roos House on Sunday, November 26.

Season update

  • Hamilton (4-0 overall) opened with four straight wins for the first time since the Continentals also started the 2001-02 season 4-0.
  • The No. 14 nationally ranked Trin (8-2) is 3-1 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

how did that happen

  • Hamilton scored his first goal at 9:40 of the first half. Max Poloka ’26who was at the end of the boards to the right of the net, sent a central pass to Noah Leibel ’27 In the low aperture. Leibel put the ball into the net with a backhand kick.
  • Jackson Crook ’26 It made it 2-0 with 7:41 remaining in the second half. The first power game of the continents was about to end when James Philpott ’25 Take a wrist shot from the blue line above the right faceoff circle. Crook tipped the ball past the goaltender from the edge of the crease with four seconds remaining on the man advantage.
  • The score remained 2-0 until the end of the third period. The Thunder pulled their goalie at 2:45 to go for the sixth skater and Hamilton made them pay eight seconds later when Ryan Brown ’25 He scored into an empty net with a shot from near center ice.
  • Lok Chor ’27 He added another empty-netter with 2:02 to go on a shot from the left side above the red line.


  • Grant, who recorded his second career cap with the Intercontinentals, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
  • Philpott made the tournament team as he recorded his third assist and fifth point and led a defense that allowed one goal in two games.
  • Crook scored a goal in both matches and also made the all-tournament team.
  • Chor scored a goal and an assist. The team leads with three goals and shares the team lead with five points.
  • LeBel scored his first collegiate goal.
  • Brown scored his second goal of his Hamilton career.
  • Bulawka collected his first multi-assist game.
  • Ben Zimmerman ’26 He had an assist and won 16 of 26 duels. He has at least one point in all four games.
  • Jeremy Smith ’24 He had five of the Continents’ seven blocked shots.
  • Kyle Kuzma stopped 14 shots for Train.
  • Hamilton killed all five of the Thunder’s power-play chances.

Next game

The Continents travel to Trinity College (4-1, 2-0) for NESCAC action on Friday, December 1. The opening match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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