St. Joseph boys hockey topples Division I rival Notre Dame-Fairfield

The St. Joseph boys’ hockey team defeated No. 8 ranked Notre Dame-Fairfield, 8-1, at the Shelton Sports Center on Thursday. It was the Cadets first victory over a Division I opponent since it topped SGWL 4-0 on Feb. 14, 2018.

Andrew Eisenman’s unassisted goal at the 10:23 mark tied the game at 1-all in the first and St. Joe’s dominated the scoresheet the rest of the game to hand first-year head coach Chris Nelson the win.

Wyatt Chrisman scored three goals in the third period.

Johnny Karafa, assisted by Liam Gelston, gave St. Joe’s a 2-1 lead after one.

John McNabola, Kyle Marcinko and Joey Bisson had second-period goals.

St. Joseph goalie Tyler Stiewing made 33 saves.

Trevor Kellogg had three assists.

Gelston and Karafa each had two assists.

Chrisman and Gerace had assists.

ST. JOSEPH 8, NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD 1

NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD 1 0 0 — 1

ST. JOSEPH 2 3 3 — 8

1st Period: NDF — Matt Newtown (Tim Finkenzeller) 3:36; SJ — Andrew Eisenmann (unassisted) 10:23; SJ — Johnny Karafa (Liam Gelston) 14:22; 2nd period: SJ — John McNabola (Karafa, Trevor Kellogg) 11:44; SJ - Kyle Marcinko (Wyatt Chrisman, Gelston) 13:30; SJ - Joey Bisson (Kellogg) 14:28; 3rd period: SJ - Chrisman (AJ Gerace, Karafa) 10:31; SJ - Chrisman (unassisted) 14:12; SJ - Chrisman (Kellogg) 14:20. Saves: NDF: Reagin Gallagher 26; SJ: Tyler Stiewing 33.

Team record: SJ 1-0-0; NDF 0-1-0.