The Robert Morris Colonials scored four goals in the opening 20 minutes of the 2012 Three Rivers Classic and never looked back, defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions 6-0 Friday evening at Consol Energy Center.
The Colonials got on the board just 1:49 into the game when defensmen Andrew Blazek ripped a shot past Penn State goalie P. J. Musico. The Colonials would add three goals in the period's final five minutes, with a pair coming from Cody Wydo and the other from Adam Brace.
Penn State came out more aggressive in the second period, dominating possession and out shooting Robert Morris 14-4. They were not able to net a goal, however, and lost top scorer David Glen when he was ejected for a hit to the head of a Colonial player late in the period.
In the third, Robert Morris goals from Matt Cope and Tyler Hinds to put an exclamation point on what was a convincing victory.
Colonial goalie Eric Levine was solid, stopping all 48 shots he faced to pick up his third career shutout.
Robert Morris will play the winner of Friday night's Miami-Ohio State contest to see who will be the inaugural Three Rivers Classic champion.