Men's Hockey Draws NCHA Foe Northland on the Road, 1-1

Connor Armour in action against the St. Norbert Green Knights. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Connor Armour in action against the St. Norbert Green Knights. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ASHLAND, Wis.--Senior Trevor Boyd scored Adrian's lone goal in the first period as the visiting Bulldogs skated to a 1-1 tie at Northland on Saturday afternoon in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association men's action.

THE BASICS

= Final Score: Adrian College 1, Northland College 1 (overtime)

= Location: Bay Area Civic Center; Ashland, Wis.

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 8-3-1 overall (5-2-1 NCHA South Division); Northland LumberJacks 4-4-2 overall (2-2-2 NCHA North Division)

= National Rankings: Adrian--#4 United States College Hockey Online (246 points) and #4 D3hockey.com (250) polls

TOP 'DAWGS

= Boyd finished with six shots on goal and a game-high 10 overall.

= Senior center Connor Armour and senior defenseman Braden Hellems assisted on Boyd's tally.

= Senior Kevin Entmaa had 14 saves in net.

= On face-offs, Armour was 11-for-17, freshman William Brochu went 7-of-11 and classmate Michael Montambault won 5-of-8.

THE OPPOSITION

= Max Glashauser scored Northland's only goal.

= Goalie David Krejčík posted 36 saves.

= Jacob Jeske and Oscar Larsson were credited with assists.

= Ty Kraus (13-22) and Lucas DeBenede (9-16) paced the 'Jacks on face-offs.

HOW IT HAPPENED

= Adrian kept offensive pressure on Northland all afternoon, outshooting the LumberJacks 37 to 15.

= The Bulldogs dominated the five-minute overtime by recording all five of the shots on goal during the period. Glashauser was whistled for a 2-minute minor for hooking to give Adrian its fifth power play opportunity, but couldn't cash in playing half the OT on the man-advantage.

= Adrian thought it may have scored the overtime winner with 40 seconds remaining in the extra session, but the official called a 2-minute roughing the goalie penalty on junior Joey Colatarci that negated the goal. The Bulldogs made sure to secure a conference road point by keeping the 'Jacks off the scoreboard during their final power play of the day.

= Boyd staked the visitors to a 1-0 lead with his sixth goal of the season coming at the 8:41 mark of the first period. With Adrian on the power play, the puck eventually got to Hellems who fed Armour up near the blueline where he delivered a pass to Boyd who then one-timed the shot past the goalie.

= After the teams played a scoreless second period, Northland got the tying goal in the third off the stick of Glashauser for his second on the year at 9:10.

= During late in regulation, Adrian junior Matt McNair had a golden opportunity for a go-ahead goal after stealing a breakout pass at the NC blueline, but his shot was blocked away in the slot.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

= Adrian senior captain Cory Dunn appeared in his 100th game today wearing the Black and Gold. He has career scoring totals of 22+89=111.

= The Bulldogs lead Northland in the all-time series 24-0-1, including an 11-game road unbeaten streak (10 wins, 1 tie).

= Armour already has 11 points (2G, 9A) in 12 games this season after coming off an injury-shortened 2017-18 campaign that limited him to 6 points (1G, 5A) in nine.

UP NEXT

= Adrian returns home to Arrington Ice Arena next weekend to host Salve Regina in a non-conference series on Friday (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday (3:05 p.m.).

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