ADRIAN, Mich. - There was a weird silence inside Arrington Ice Arena in the closing minutes of the men's hockey team losing 6-1 to Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday. The home fans are not accustomed to the kind of performance the Raiders dished out against the Bulldogs in front of a sellout crowd. MSOE played a complete game and in the process got two points closer to Adrian in the MCHA standings. Adrian has 23 points and MSOE has 21 points heading into the final six games of the regular season.
The five-goal deficit was the worst at home in school history for the Bulldogs. One reason for that was the play of Jordan and Josh Keizer. The brothers both had two goals and one assist for the game. Jordan scored once in the first period to give MSOE a 1-0 lead. Josh followed with a goal at 0:51 of the second period with Jordan and Brad Tierney getting an assist.
Jordan later scored the team's fifth goal with Josh and Nathan Brunk getting an assist. Josh finished the scoring with an empty net, short-handed goal at 12:22 of the third after Adrian went on the power play and then pulled their goaltender for a 6-on-4 advantage.
Kevin Balas scored his fifth goal of the season at 1:37 of the second which cut the lead to 2-1 at the time. Ryan Lowe and Duston Hebebrand had assists on the goal. James Hamby got the start in net and made 30 saves falling to 5-3. Connor Toomey made 31 saves for the Raiders and has played every minute in net for MSOE this season.
MSOE went 2-of-5 on the power play while Adrian was 0-of-5. Each team served 16 penalty minutes on eight minor penalties. Adrian will now travel to Lake Forest on Feb. 3-4 to face the Foresters in a two-game series.