PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The fifth-annual Three Rivers Classic concluded Friday night at PPG Paints Arena with host-school Robert Morris University defeating Quinnipiac University, 5-2, in the title game.
RMU allowed just two goals in its contests against Ferris State University and Quinnipiac University to capture the crown, in large part due to freshman goaltender Francis Marotte, who earned the tournament's Most Valuable Player honor.
Marotte was one of six players named to the 2016 Three Rivers Classic All-Tournament Team:
G Francis Marotte - Robert Morris
G Justin Kapelmaster - Ferris State
D Rob Mann - Robert Morris
D Michael Kim - Boston College
D Chase Priskie - Quinnipiac
F Daniel Leavens - Robert Morris
Marotte made 43 saves in the Colonials' 5-2 victory over No. 13/14 Quinnipiac. The freshman from Quebec shut out Ferris State in the first game of the tournament, stopping all 32 shots he faced against the Bulldogs in a 1-0 victory.
Leavens scored the lone goal in the 1-0 win to send the Colonials to the championship. He added an assist on the first goal against Quinnipiac to tie the game at 1-1.
Mann scored the goal that gave the Colonials the lead for good in the championship against Quinnipiac with 46 seconds left in the second period. He picked up an assist in the third period to put the game out of reach and seal the deal for RMU.
Priskie opened the scoring in the championship game for the Quinnipiac Bobcats. He assisted on the third goal of the game against Boston College to clinch his team's spot in the championship.
Kim helped Boston College force overtime against Ferris State in the consolation game of the tournament with his late third-period goal. His goal with 4:47 left in regulation was the Toronto native's first-career game-tying goal.
Kapelmaster earned all-tournament honors for Ferris State after a record-setting performance in the consolation game. He set a Three Rivers Classic record with 58 saves on 59 shots against Boston College.