“It’s always great to get a win, but the real positive is that we continue to grow,” said head coach Jason Miller. “We broke out of the gates really fast today, but I have to give Hartford a lot of credit for making its own run in the second quarter.”
For the Red Storm, the win over the Hawks marked its first road victory since the Johnnies overcame Saint Joseph’s last season on March 6 in Philadelphia.
Huber paced the way offensively for St. John’s (1-1), as the attackman ended the day with a combined seven points on five goals and two assists. The Great River native led the Johnnies with 12 total shots.
Four other members of the Red Storm tallied multi-goal games, as Colin Duffy netted four goals, while Joe Madsen, and Mike Madsen each registered hat tricks on the day.
In total, six Johnnies tallied points in the contest, including senior midfielder Michael Hatzopoulos, who scored his first goal of the season in the third period. This marked the Syosset native’s first goal since April 29, 2017, against Georgetown during his sophomore season.
Freshman netminder, Brody Agres, earned his first collegiate win, recording eleven saves in 60 minutes of action.
Joseph Fitzpatrick and Colin Bosak split duties at the faceoff, as St. John's topped Rutgers at the X, 19-30. Fitzpatrick won 10 of his 17 faceoff attempts, while Bosak, finished 9-for-13.
“We settled down late in the second quarter and found a way out of another game of runs,” Miller said. “Overall, we improved from last week.”
St. John's returns to action next Saturday as the Johnnies travel to North Carolina on February 23 to take on High Point.