Championship Game Summary
The Steamers 2-0, 3-5, 4-1
Ten teams qualified for the 1996 Fall Ice Hockey
Tournament. First seed The Steamers eliminated
Stockbridge, 5-3 and shutout Night & Day, 10-0. The 6th
seeded Smocks upset Thunder Bay, 4-2. The Canucks, a
team composed of singles, eliminated Pi Kappa Alpha, 4-2.
The Canucks went on to a huge upset over the previously
undefeated Hogs, 3-1 in an overtime shoot-out.
In game one of the final series, Chris Mireault scored
off of an assist by Jason Bray to put The Steamers up 1-0.
Ian O'Byrne was impenetrable in goal. Ryan Andrew
assisted by Shannon Daigle and Juan Padro added a second
period goal, final score 2-0.
In game 2, Juan Padro scored at 13:56 of the 1st
period. Rick Lundgren assisted by Will Hawthorne finally
got one past O'Byrne. With 2:11 left Rob Searle deftly
passed back to Keith Chouinard who netted it. With
9:06 left in the 2nd period, Christopher Mireault assisted
by Jason Bray tied the game. Juan Padro assisted by
Harold Santiago scored at the 14:38 mark. At 9:58 Searle
and Chouinard reversed roles to tie the game. Gil Bach
stood firm in goal and Keith Chouinard scored at the
1:45 mark. Chuck Sturtevant added an empty net goal
with 32 seconds left. The Smocks had evened the series.
In game 3. Padro and Mireault scored back-to-back
unassisted goals within the first two minutes of the 1st
period. Rick Lundgren assisted by Keith Chouinard cut
into the lead. Chris Mireault's second unassisted goal
increased the lead to 3-1 thus ending the fiercely played
1st period. Padro assisted by Doherty scored at the 5:18
mark to post the last goal of the game. Bach and O'Byrne
denied all comers in the third period; final score 4-1.