ADRIAN, Mich.--The nationally-ranked American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I Adrian College men's squad swept visiting Mercyhurst University over the weekend, 6-0 and 8-5, at Arrington Ice Arena. The Bulldogs improve to 10-1 on the season.
And junior Brad Kobryn made some history along the way. In Sunday's three-goal win over the Lakers, Kobryn scored three goals to establish a new career goal-scoring mark for Adrian's ACHA history.
Adrian scored seven unanswered goals to take a commanding 7-0 lead before Mercyhurst began a remarkable third period comeback, scoring five straight times to cut the Bulldog advantage to just 7-5 with 3 minutes and 46 seconds remaining in the series finale.
Justin Fisher ended the Laker threat, however, with Adrian’s eighth and final goal with 1:50 to play.
The Bulldogs led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Marcus Rose and Archie McKinnon. Kobryn scored a pair of goals in period number two, sandwiched around a single marker by Mark Fratarcangeli and Adrian led 5-0.
After Domenic Moore scored to start a wild third period and make the score 6-0, Kobryn scored his third goal of the contest and 103rd of his Adrian career.
Adrian outshot the Lakers 48-30 in the game as the MU fell to 6-6 on the season.
The Bulldogs had been anxious to take the ice again after falling for the first time this season a week ago Friday to Davenport. So AC regained its winning ways on Saturday night with an impressive 6-0 win over Mercyhurst to begin the series.
After a scoreless first period the Bulldogs broke loose with a pair of second period goals from Ted Anstett and Rainer Glimple to take a 2-0 lead after forty minutes.
The Bulldogs turned on the offense in the game’s final period, scoring four times to round out the game. Glimple scored his second of the night to get things started in the third, while Justin Polischuk, Moore and Fisher put their names on the scoresheet to make the final score 6-0. Nick Goettle had a big game for Adrian with three assist while Moore and Fratarcangeli added two each.
Michael Barrett was the beneficiary of the Bulldogs' offensive explosion, earning his fifth win of the season while stopping 22 shots to earn the shutout.
The Bulldogs will return to home ice on Thursday night to complete their three-game homestand for a rematch with the Davenport Panthers starting at 7 o'clock.
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