On Saturday night, Shayne Gostisbehere and the Union College Dutchmen found themselves in an unfamiliar position, as they were upset by unranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) by the score of 2-1. The story of the 2nd Annual Capital District Mayor's Cup wasn't the big win by RPI, but the brawl that came at the end of the contest.
After the final whistle blew on Saturday night, both benches cleared and a huge brawl ensued featuring Union College head coach Rick Bennett and RPI head coach Seth Appert nearly fighting one another. According to College Hockey News, Bennett has received a two-game suspension for the incident while two of his players, Mat Bodie and Eli Lichtenwald, will receive a one-game suspension. RPI's Steve Zalewski and Luke Curadi will also receive one-game suspensions for the altercation.
As for Gostisbehere, he didn't take part in the fighting. You'll see Gostisbehere, number 14, looking at some of the scrum from 0:59-1:01 and then talking to a ref at 1:24, but you don't see him take part in any fisticuffs. With just 14 PIMs in 24 games this season, and his history that lacks fighting, it wasn't expected that Gostisbehere would drop the gloves.
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With the loss, Union College dropped from third to fourth in the NCAA men's ice hockey rankings.
The game between Union College and RPI isn't the only big news surrounding Gostisbehere, as he is doing pretty well when it comes to Hobey Baker Award voting. The blue liner is second in the voting for the annual award handed out to the top NCAA men's ice hockey player. With 7,461 votes, Gostisbehere trails only St. Cloud State's Ryan Faragher, who has a total of 8,027 votes. Gostisbehere is slightly ahead of Maine's Ben Hutton, who has 7,443 votes, and the noteworthy Johnny Gaudreau, who has a total of 7,259.
Faragher is 12-4-3 with a save percentage of .909 and a 2.45 GAA with St. Cloud State, while Hutton, who is property of the Vancouver Canucks, has 20 points and is plus-9 in 24 games with the Black Bears. Gaudreau, who was picked in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, has 50 points in 25 games with a plus-31 rating.
As for the other Flyers' prospects, Scott Laughton provided a three-point performance for the Oshawa Generals in a 5-4 loss to the Erie Otters on Sunday. The center had a pair of goals and a helper along with a plus-1 rating, as he sits second on the team in points behind the highly-touted Michael Dal Colle.
Marc-Andre Bourdon had a pair of assists and 10 PIMs in his first two games this season. Bourdon's 10 PIMs came for continuing an altercation that took place in the first period of the Adirondack Phantom's loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday by the count of 6-3.
- Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 63 points (28 goals and 35 assists), plus-11, and 50 PIMs in 36 games.
- Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) - 49 points (24 goals and 25 assists), plus-24, and 16 PIMs in 40 games.
- Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 36 points (15 goals and 21 assists), minus-14, and 20 PIMs in 41 games.
- Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets, WHL) - 23 points (Eight goals and 15 assists), plus-11, and 81 PIMs in 45 games.
- Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 21 points (13 goals and Eight assists), minus-11, and 22 PIMs in 42 games.
- Petr Straka (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 20 points (Six goals and 14 assists), plus-3, and 18 PIMs in 37 games.
- Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 20 points (Eight goals and 12 assists) and 77 PIMs in 41 games.
- Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) - 17 points (Seven goals and 10 assists), plus-4, and 14 PIMs in 23 games.
- Andrew Johnston (Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL) – 15 points (Three goals and 12 assists), plus-3, and 34 PIMs in 34 games.
- Nick Cousins (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13 points (Four goals and Nine assists), minus-5, and 19 PIMs in 40 games.
- Brandon Alderson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (Six goals and Four assists), minus-2, and 18 PIMs in 37 games.
- Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (One goal and Five assists), plus-5, and 16 PIMs in 28 games.
- Kyle Flanagan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-4, and six PIMs in 31 games.
- Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists), minus-1, and 24 PIMs in 37 games.
- Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, plus-1, and six PIMs in 24 games.
- Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) - Zero points, minus-1, and two PIMs in one game.
- Derek Mathers (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Zero points, minus-1, and 48 PIMs in 21 games.
- Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL) - 23 points (Six goals and 17 assists) and 90 PIMs in 38 games.
- Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 19 points (Five goals and 14 assists), minus-8, and 125 PIMs in 41 games.
- Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) - 18 points (Seven goals and 11 assists), plus-10, and 14 PIMs in 24 games.
- Mark Alt (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (One goal and Nine assists), minus-7, and 17 PIMs in 40 games.
- Terrance Amorosa (Sioux City Musketeers, USHL) - Nine points (Two goals and Seven assists), plus-11, and six PIMs in 29 games.
- Robert Hagg (MODO HK and MODO J20) - Eight points (One goal and Seven assists), minus-3, and 20 PIMs in 42 games.
- Tyler Hostetter (Wichita Thunder, CHL) - Six points (Two goals and Four assists), minus-1, and 15 PIMs in 19 games.
- Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) - Five points (Two goals and Three assists) and 18 PIMs in 24 games.
- Fredric Larsson (Tri-City Storm and Youngstown Phantoms) - Five points (One goal and Four assists), minus-7, and 60 PIMs in 31 games.
- Maxim Lamarche (Adirondack Phantoms and Elmira Jackals) – Five points (Three goals and Two assists), minus-5, and 21 PIMs in 34 games.
- Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL)- Five assists, plus-8, and 106 PIMs in 41 games.
- Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) - Four points (Two goals and Two assists), plus-4, and two PIMs in 18 games.
- Cullen Eddy (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-4, and 28 PIMs in 26 games.
- David Drake (Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL) - Four assists, minus-8, and eight PIMs in 30 games.
- Valeri Vasiliev (Spartak Moscow, KHL) - Three assists, minus-5, and 14 PIMs in 31 games.
- Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists and 10 PIMs in two games.
- Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, minus-7, and 22 PIMs in 26 games.
- Anthony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL) – 21-4-2, .925 save percentage, and 2.58 GAA.
- Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 14-14-0, .924 save percentage, and 2.24 GAA.
- Merrick Madsen (Minot Minotauros, NAHL) - 7-9-0, .909 save percentage, and 2.60 GAA.