Big Second Period Soars @ACBulldogHockey Over CUW Falcons to Clinch NCHA-South Division Title Outright

Big Second Period Soars @ACBulldogHockey Over CUW Falcons to Clinch NCHA-South Division Title Outright

MEQUON, Wis.--Sophomores Trevor BoydCory Dunn and Bryan Yim each recorded three points to power nationally-ranked Adrian College to a convincing 8-1 victory Friday at CUW in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association men's hockey action, clinching the NCHA South Division title outright in the process.

= Final Score: Adrian 8, Concordia University Wisconsin 1  Box / Text / Sheet

= Location: Ozaukee Ice Center; Mequon, Wis.

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 15-5-2 overall (14-3 NCHA-South); CUW Falcons 12-9-1 overall (9-7-1 NCHA-South)

= National Rankings: Adrian #7, #8; CUW "receiving votes" category of both polls in NCAA Division III

= Boyd netted a pair of goals and had an assist for the Bulldogs.

= Classmate Kevin Entmaa (10-5-2 record) had 24 saves on 25 shots faced in the Adrian cage.

= Dunn had three assists, while Yim scored a goal and had two assists. Yim also led AC with five shots on goal.

= Also enjoying a multi-point game were junior alternate captain Taylor McCloy (1g, 1a) and freshman Vincent Paquette (2g) with two apiece.

= Adam Fauchoux scored the Falcons' lone goal, his sixth of the season.

= Nick Erb (9) and Josh Adkins (8) picked up assists on that scoring play.

= Brandt Weldon led all student-athletes with six shots on goal.

= Leading 3-1, Adrian broke open a close game with five goals in the second period to put it out of reach.

= Senior Austin Hervey set the tone for the Bulldogs with his seventh goal just 40 seconds after the opening face-off. Classmate and alternate captain Daniel Lisi and freshman Vinny Post were credited with the assists.

= Paquette scored what proved to be the game-winner less than 4 minutes later when he was assisted by junior Kyle Brothers and Dunn.

= Fauchoux spoiled Entmaa's second career shutout bid with 10 minutes and 53 seconds left in the first period.

= But 24 seconds later, Paquette notched his second goal of the stanza to restore Adrian's two-goal advantage--igniting a six-goal run.

= The Bulldogs scored five times over a 15:39 span in the second period. 

= Adrian had a balanced offense that featured six goal-scorers and 14 student-athletes with at least one point.

= Adrian has won three straight games by a 15-5 combined score after losing twice to St. Norbert, which got swept itself by CUW on the road at the end of January.

= Adrian is 35-0 lifetime against CUW, and the 35 victories are the most over any opponent.

= Boyd (14g, 16a) and Dunn (7, 23) are tied for the Adrian scoring lead with 30 points. 

= The Bulldogs also won the NCHA-South last season with a 17-2-1 mark when the league started divisional play. Adrian currently leads second-place Marian by six points, 28-22, as the Sabres have lost two of their last five NCHA games.

= Adrian and CUW wrap up their weekend series at 5 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday Video Live stats. It will mark the Bulldogs' final regular season road contest before returning home next Friday and Saturday to face NCHA opponent St. Scholastica at Arrington Ice Arena.

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