Vanderbilt Hockey’s season and home opener, a 13-0 win over Auburn, was a complete game on both sides of the ice for the Commodores.Â Highlighted by three goals from sophomore Chris Sperandio and two from both senior P.J. Tatum and sophomore Kyle McCann, 8 different players scored across each of the team’s four offensive lines.Â Junior goalie Brenden Oliver locked down the net for his sixth career shutout behind a stout defensive stand anchored by senior Kyle Brennan and junior Nathan Tardiff.
While it would seem hard to find fault in such a convincing win, the Commodores can certainly look to improve in one area: penalties.Â The stats were ugly:
- 11 penalties doled out to 7 different players
- 24 minutes spent in the box
- Nearly 4 full minutes spent on the two-men-down penalty kill
Vanderbilt will drop the puck once again tonight (9/18) versus Auburn, this time with a full roster following yesterday’s religious holiday.Â The ‘dores will look to reign in the elbows and crosschecks en route to a 2-0 season start.