ADRIAN, Mich.--Junior Kyle Brothers scored the game-winning goal in a shootout to lift the Black over the White, 5-4, in the annual Adrian College men's hockey team's annual intrasquad game on Saturday afternoon at Arrington Ice Arena.
Junior goalie Dillon Kelley picked up the win for the Black team. In the White goal, sophomore Kevin Entmaa stopped 16 of 17 shots he faced before classmate Gilbert Oldreive relieved him in the third period.
The third period saw a flurry of five goals combined by the teams as Black overcame a late 4-2 deficit to force the shootout. With 3 minutes and 24 seconds remaining, freshman Matt McNair made it 4-3 on assists from junior alternate captain Taylor McCloy and sophomore defenseman Braden Hellems. Then with 42 seconds left, senior Austin Hervey took a feed from freshman Vincent Paquette to knot things up 4-all.
White claimed a 2-1 advantage after two periods. Freshman defenseman Joey Colatarci for White found the back of the net for the only goal of the first on a pass from junior Austin Rust. The Black equalized at 7:48 showing on the clock in the second on a goal by McNair, his first of two on the day. Then 3 minutes later, Yim reclaimed the White lead by one with assists from sophomore Connor Armour and Boyd.
Adrian--the two-time defending Peters (regular season) and Harris (tournament) cups champion--drops the puck on its 10th season of NCAA competition next weekend by hosting Northern Collegiate Hockey Association opponent Milwaukee School of Engineering for a two-game series at Arrington. Friday's puckdrop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., and then the teams meet again at 3:05 p.m. Saturday.
I'm very pleased with where this team is through just six days of practice," stated Bulldogs coach Adam Krug '12, who enters his third year at the helm guiding the program to a 48-8-4 overall mark (.833) and 33-3-2 NCHA ledger (.894). "The freshmen have stepped right and should be key contributors as they showed Saturday. The afternoon was about putting the guys through a gameday feel so it's less foreign come game one and I think it served its purpose."