Men's Hockey Blanked at Lake Forest College in 2019 Opener, 6-0

Freshman Tymen Edelkoort made his Adrian College debut on Friday at Lake Forest. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)
Freshman Tymen Edelkoort made his Adrian College debut on Friday at Lake Forest. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)

LAKE FOREST, Ill.--Troy Nelson led all scorers with three points and George Argiropoulos posted the shutout with a 19-save performance as Lake Forest blanked visiting Adrian 6-0 in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association men's hockey action on Friday.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Lake Forest College 6, Adrian College 0

= Location: Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse; Lake Forest, Ill.

= Records: Lake Forest Foresters 7-5-4 overall (5-2-2 NCHA South Division), Adrian Bulldogs 10-5-1 (5-3-1 NCHA South Division) 

= National Rankings: Adrian--#7 United States College Hockey Online (180 points) and #6 D3hockey.com (201) polls

TOP 'DAWGS
= Freshman Tymen Edelkoort made his first career collegiate start in goal, making 14 saves.

= Senior Bryan Yim was eight-for-11 on face-offs and junior Dino Balsamo went nine-for-17.

= Seniors Nick Erb, Braden Hellems and junior Niko Coffman led Adrian with three shots apiece.

THE OPPOSITION
= Nelson finished with a goal and two assists.

= Mark DerManulian scored a pair of goals.

= Josh Giacomin (plus-4) and Ryan Kruss also posted multi-point games with a goal and assist each. 

= Drew Cleereman led LFC in the face-off circle at 9-for-14.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Lake Forest got all the scoring it would need 2 minutes and 23 seconds after the opening face-off when Will Lebel intercepted a failed Adrian clearing pass out of its zone between the circles and shot the puck between Edelkoort's pads.

= Nelson made it 2-0 with the first of two Forester shorthanded goals at 15:31 of the second period.

= Lake Forest added four insurance goals--including an empty-net, shorthanded tally and power-play marker--in the third.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Lake Forest defeated Adrian for the first time in 28 tries with Bulldogs holding a 26-1-1 all-time series lead.

= Tonight marked the first time since Jan. 23, 2015 at Finlandia University (3-0) that the Bulldogs were shut out and was the worst loss since St. Norbert won 11-1 at home on Jan. 31, 2014.

UP NEXT
= Adrian remains in the Land of Lincoln on Saturday when it travels to NCHA foe Aurora University for an opening puckdrop of 3:50 p.m. Eastern.

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