Cow forward Eric Butte potted two goals to extend the Army West Point Hockey team's unbeaten streak to five games with a 3-1 victory on Monday night against Sacred Heart at Webster Bank Arena. Army has now earned league points in its last six conference games after tonight's win. The Black Knights have also earned points in the last five games away from Tate Rink.
“Great win for us to come on the road against a really good Sacred Heart team,” head coach Brian Riley said. “I thought it was a real solid 60-minute effort for us. We had done something we hadn't done in a while and that was scoring the first goal. We had a great start to the second period with two goals in the first two minutes and then our guys just settled in.”
After a scoreless first period, the Black Knights came out buzzing with two goals in the first few minutes of the second frame to get out to a 2-0 lead. The opening tally came from Mason Krueger on a beautiful tip home on a great feed from Mitch Machlitt 19 seconds into the second.
The Black Knights added to the lead with Butte burying a shorthanded goal on a 2-on-1 with Lincoln Hatten. Hatten scooped up the puck in the neutral zone, creating an odd-man break and flipped a pass to Butte and he found the back of the net from the right circle for the 2-0 advantage. Read more.