Hockey Skates to 3-3 Draw with Pioneers
The Army West Point hockey team skated to a 3-3 overtime draw with Sacred Heart at home on Saturday night. The Black Knights went ahead 3-1, but a two-goal third period by the Pioneers forced the extra time. The Black Knights got things rolling at the close of the first period. Colin Bilek kept the puck in the offensive zone and John Laurito backhanded it from the boards to Mason Krueger who was charging the goal. Krueger tipped the puck over Brett Magnus' glove for the score. Halfway into the second Army struck again just after the power play expired. Matt Berkovitz muscled the puck off the boards to John Zimmerman. Zimmerman fired the puck to the slot connecting with Tipper Higgins for the score. With 8:05 on the clock, the Pioneers scored on the power play to make it a one-goal game. Eric Butte kept Army's momentum going with a score 3:07 into the third stanza. Dalton MacAfee and Alex Wilkinson cleared the puck from the defensive zone as Eric Butte carried it up the boards. Butte's initial shot was saved, but he jammed home the rebound for his second of the year. The Pioneers kept things tight with an even strength goal at the 14:09 mark. They followed that up with a power play, 6-on-4 goal with one-minute remaining in regulation to force extra time. The Black Knights had a few opportunities in overtime but could not get a puck across the goal line. Read more.