Men's Ice Hockey Spring 1998

Night & Day

Championship Game Summary
Night & Day defeated Random 5-1, 3-0

Eight teams qualified for the 1998 Spring Ice Hockey Tournament. Defending champions, Night & Day received the number one seed after an undefeated regular season. Their potent offense easily handled The Strays 7-1 and Rusty Blades 10-2 to reach their third consecutive championship series. The third seed Random held on to defeat The Nads 5-3 and then eclipsed the Hogs 6-2 to gain their first final series.

Game one was a penalty-ridden affair, as Night & Day built a 4-0 lead into the third period on goals by Joe Flaherty, John Curry, A.J. Wheeler, and Greg Stamuli. Justin Kemp, in goal for Random made some quality saves. Mike Geller, assisted by Eric DeBello, finally put the puck by Mike Montessi to score the lone Random goal with 4:18 left to the third period. Greg Stamuli answered with his second goal as Night took the 1-0 lead in the series.

In game two, Mike Montessi shut out Random as his teammate Scott Guimont scored in the first period. John Curry tallied his second goal of the series in the second period. Offensive player of the series, Greg Stamul, scored his third goal of the series in the third period. Night & Day was elated with their third consecutive championship.