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Colgate University Goalie Charlie Finn Leads Raiders to their First “Three Rivers Classic” Championship

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Charlie Finn’s performances between the pipes won him the tournament MVP title and slated him a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

Finn posted impressive numbers in two days of tournament play, as he guided Colgate to their first Three Rivers Classic crown. The sophomore stopped 54 of 56 shots, posting a .964 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average during the tournament. In the championship game, Finn held the No. 19 ranked Colonials to just one goal, just the second time all year Robert Morris didn’t net multiple goals in a game.

Teammate Kyle Baun’s three-point performance (1G-2A) also earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team. The junior forward registered a goal in the championship game against Robert Morris, which came in the first period to put Colgate ahead 2-1. Baun also had an assist in both the finals and the semi-final game to give him a team-best 17 points on the season.

The final Raider to receive all-tournament honors was Jake Kulevich. His championship game-winning goal came on just his second shot of the night. The goal marked Kulevich’s fifth goal of the season. He now leads the team and conference defenseman in goals scored.

Robert Morris’ all-tournament honoree was junior Daniel Leavens. Leavens’ one goal and one assist in Robert Morris’ win over Penn State helped pave the way for the Colonials second appearance in a Three Rivers Classic finale. His two points were also the most among all players after the first day of tournament play. Leavens’ 12 overall-assists are the second-most on Robert Morris’ team.

Western Michigan’s Aidan Muir netted three goals on the tournament, tying a Three Rivers Classic record, to receive his place among the honorees. Muir joins Ohio State’s Ryan Dzingel and Boston College’s Destry Straight on the list of players who have scored three goals in a single Three Rivers Classic tournament. Entering the tournament, Muir had just two goals on the season.

Penn State forward Curtis Loik filled the final All-Tournament Team spot. Loik tallied two points (1G-1A) over the duration of the tournament, the most among Penn State players. His goal against Western Michigan extended his point streak to three games (1G-2A), which dates back to Dec. 6. The streak ties a season-long mark set on Oct. 11-Oct. 18 (1G-2A). The junior also finished with a plus-2, a team high during the tournament.

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