Hockey Bounces Back, Forces Game Three with AIC
The Army West Point hockey team bounced back on Saturday night to continue on in the 2018-19 season with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded American International. The Yellow Jackets scored the first of the night, but the senior class led the Black Knights' comeback with the pair of goals. Trevor Fidler scored the equalizer with 2:23 to go in the second period on the power play before Dalton MacAfee, assisted by Taylor Maruya and Tipper Higgins, netted the game-winner 7:50 into the final frame. Matt Penta had an outstanding performance in net with 21 saves and just one goal allowed.
Army's firstie class led the way with four points tonight. For the second time this season, MacAfee scored the game-winning goal. It was the third of the senior captain's career. MacAfee continues to lead the Black Knights in points. The Needham, Mass., native has nine scores this season and 34 points. In his career, MacAfee has 16 tallies and 71 points. Fidler scored a goal for the second time in three games for Army. He garnered goal number six of the year and his 13th point. Fidler increased his career goal total to 26 and his points to 56. His goal was also on the power play to mark his third power play of the year and ninth of his career. Maruya dished out his fifth assist of the year and notched point nine. He continues his career on and has 23 helpers and 36 points. Higgins now has five assists in 2018-19 and nine points. Read more.