LAKE FOREST, Ill.--The nationally-ranked Adrian College men's hockey team got goals from five different scorers en route to a 5-2 victory Saturday at Lake Forest College in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association action.
= Location: Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse; Lake Forest, Ill.
= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 12-3-2 overall (11-1 NCHA-South), Lake Foresters (9-8, 5-7 NCHA-South)
= National Rankings: Adrian #6 D3hockey.com, #8 USCHO.com
= Sophomore Kevin Entmaa made 29 saves to improve to 8-3-2 on the season.
= Starting goalie George Argiropoulos (6-4) stopped 30 of 35 shots he faced and backup Louis-Philippe De Courcy turned aside all nine shots in the final 16 minutes and 59 seconds of the game.
= Defensemen Mark Esshaki and Connor Duncan both had a goal and an assist.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian outshot Lake Forest by a 44 to 31 count and scored three of its five goals on the power-play.
= All of the scoring in the first period occurred within a 5:13 span and the teams scored three power-play goals combined. Boyd gave Adrian a 1-0 advantage at 9:38. Esshaki put Lake Forest on the scoreboard at 14:10, but Paquette scored just 41 seconds later to restore the Bulldogs' lead at 2-1.
= In the second period, Rust opened the scoring with his third of the season at 1:27 that proved to be the game-winning goal.
= Later on, Balsamo extended Adrian's lead to 4-1 with a power-play marker at 11:33.
= The teams traded goals in the third period. Brothers netted his sixth of the season on assists from freshmen Vinny Post and Tyler Currie at 3:01, and Duncan scored on a Foresters extra-man opportunity at 14:49.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian has won eight consecutive NCHA road games dating back to last season.
= Adrian has won four games in a row by a combined score of 25-7.
= The Bulldogs have never lost to the Foresters in 24 all-time meetings (23-0-1).
= Boyd leads Adrian with 12 goals and 25 points.
= Adrian went 3-for-5 on the power play tonight, improving to a 24.0 efficiency for the season--that is 15th in NCAA Division III. The 'Dogs have 25 tallies with the man-advantage and that ranks fourth in the nation.
= Dunn has 19 assists and 24 points to lead Division III defensemen.
= The Bulldogs' offense tops the nation with 85 goals through 17 games.
= Adrian will host top-ranked St. Norbert College in a rematch of the 2016 NCHA Harris Cup championship next Friday and Saturday at Arrington Ice Arena. The series opener is designated White Out Arrington, with opening puckdrop set for 7:05 p.m. Friday. Saturday's game is scheduled for a 3:05 p.m. start.
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