Hockey Completes Sweep, Advances to Quarterfinals
After scoring three goals in under three minutes, the Army West Point hockey team completed its sweep of Mercyhurst in the Atlantic Hockey First Round with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Lakers on Saturday. The Lakers tallied the first score of the night, but five unanswered by Army pushed the team past the higher-seeded opponent. Army went 5-0-1 against Mercyhurst this season. Heading into the year, the Black Knights had only won one contest at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. This season, the Cadets went 4-0 on the road. Mason Krueger and Brendan Soucie led the team with three points apiece. Mercyhurst scored the opening goal of the night 11:43 into the action on the man advantage. The Black Knights answered back exactly two minutes later with a power play goal of their own. Alex Wilkinson controlled a pass along the perimeter working the puck to Dalton MacAfee along the blue line. MacAfee fired a shot and Dominic Franco was waiting on the doorstep to jam the puck home for the score. The goal was scored 31 seconds into the power play. Read more.