HANCOCK - Finlandia hockey coach John McCabe has found his goaltender.
After splitting time between sophomore Cedrik LaFrance and junior transfer Troy Chandler through the first two weekends of the season, Chandler laid a permanent claim to the starting job with a 40-save shutout performance Friday night at Marian in a 1-0 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association win for Finlandia. The Lions improved to 2-2 on the season with four out of six points in MCHA play.
"He basically won the game single-handedly for us," McCabe said. "He was very, very good."
Marian took the play to the Lions over the first two periods, peppering Chandler with shots as FU were back on their heels.
Chandler withstood all the pressure, however, giving Finlandia time to put some of the pressure back on in the third period.
Collin Saint-Onge took advantage of Chandler's effort in the third period, putting away a power play goal, with an assist from Sean Burke.
"The third period we came out and had a little more jump," McCabe said. "And Saint-Onge just continues to produce for us."