@ACBulldogHockey Power-Play Unit Shines on Senior Day to Close the Regular Season

The Adrian College men's hockey senior class '17 with their parents and coaches.
The Adrian College men's hockey senior class '17 with their parents and coaches.

ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College men's hockey team scored all of its goals on the power play to double up visiting College of St. Scholastica, 4-2, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association action on Saturday afternoon, which signaled Senior Day for the Bulldogs' Daniel LisiAustin Hervey and Michael Hoy.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Adrian 4, St. Scholastica 2  Box / Text / Sheet

= Location: Weston Rink at Arrington Ice Arena; Adrian, Mich.

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 17-5-2 overall (17-3 NCHA-South); St. Scholastica Saints 12-12-1 (10-9-1 NCHA-North)

= National Rankings: Adrian #5 D3hockey.com, #5 USCHO.com

TOP 'DAWGS
= Juniors Kyle Brothers (2a), Mathew Thompson (1g, 1a) and sophomore Cory Dunn (1g, 1a) enjoyed multi-point performances this afternoon.

= Sophomore goalie Kevin Entmaa (W, 13-5-2) made 25 saves on 27 shots faced and was credited with an assist on Adrian's opening goal.

= Hervey led all student-athletes with 13 face-off wins.

= Sophomore Connor Armour had a team-high-tying five shots on goal and went 7-for-10 on faceoffs.

THE OPPOSITION
= Steven Phee and Kyle Star scored for the Saints. Phee won 11 faceoffs against six losses.

= Brett Radford and Mark Whiteley assisted on Phee's goal.

Peter Megariotis, a member of 2015-16 Adrian squad before transferring mid-season to CSS, had 38 saves.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian sophomore Bryan Yim stuffed home a rebound on the edge of the crease to make the score 3-1 with his 13th goal of the season at the 6:45 mark into the second period. Brothers wristed a shot from the left face-off circle that has blocked down by the CSS goalie, then Yim poked the loose puck into the back of the net.

= The Bulldogs outshot the Saints by a 42-27 margin, including 17-9 in the first period.

= The teams traded goals in the third period. Phee scored just 37 seconds in on the power play to close within 3-2 and freshman Vincent Paquette countered almost 2 minutes later to restore the Bulldogs' two-goal lead.

= Adrian and CSS combined for 5-for-18 on the power play with the Bulldogs 4-of-8 and Saints 1-for-10.

= On two occasions, Adrian's penalty-kill successfully defended against a 5-on-3 for about a minute each time with the game close.

= Dunn put Adrian on the board at 12:48 in the first period when he skated coast-to-coast and snapped a shot between the circles.

= Star evened the score 1-1 only 29 seconds later when he intercepted a pass at center ice and outraced two defenders to beat Entmaa between the leg pads.

= The Bulldogs, however, regained the lead for good before the opening stanza ended. Team captain Thompson scored with 1:42 left on nice passing while on the power play. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian has won the last eight meetings and now lead the CSS Saints, 9-1-2, in the all-time series that began during the 2013-14 season. And in four of the last five between the teams, AC has won 4-2.

= The six-game winning streak is the longest for the Bulldogs this season.

= The Bulldogs were 45-36 at the face-off dot.

= Dunn increased his NCAA Division III defenseman-point scoring lead to 34 (8g, 26a).

= In a pregame ceremony, Hervey, Hoy and Lisi were recognized for their contributions to the program. Lisi (15+17=32, 83 games) is a two-year alternate captain who joined Adrian midway through the 2014-15 season after transferring from Division I Sacred Heart. Hervey (26+25=51, 96) was a 2017 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award semifinalist (one of just two in Division III) and 2016 Harris Cup All-Tournament Team member. Hoy (9+27=36, 95), a two-time D3hockey.com National Team of the Week honoree, is an Academic All-NCHA standout like Lisi and Hervey.

= Entmaa now has three assists this season and four in his career to set Adrian goalie records for those categories.  

UP NEXT
= Adrian will receive a quarterfinal bye in the 2017 Harris Cup playoffs and host the South Division No. 2/3 seed in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Saturday at Arrington Ice Arena. Video  Live stats

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