ADRIAN, Mich.--The nationally-ranked Adrian College men's hockey team flexed its muscles in the second period with three goals to break open a close game to double up visiting Marian University, 4-2, on Friday evening in an Northern Collegiate Hockey Association contest.
= Location: Weston Rink at Arrington Ice Arena; Adrian, Mich.
= Records: Adrian Bulldogs (4-1, 4-1 NCHA-South); Marian Sabres (1-4, 1-4 NCHA-South)
= National Rankings: Adrian #3 D3hockey.com/#6 USCHO.com
= Sophomore Connor Armour had two points, including what proved to be the game-winning goal on the power play in the second stanza.
= Classmate Trevor Boyd joined Armour with a goal and an assist.
= Freshman Vincent Paquette registered his first career goal in a Bulldog uniform.
= Sophomore goalie Kevin Entmaa stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced to improve to 3-1.
= Gianni Mangone and Curtis Lewington scored the Sabres' goals, both in the second period.
= Derek Perl and Lewington each had an assist.
= Jake Howie and Mangone led Marian with five shots on goal apiece.
= Mike Baldwin finished with 26 saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian, which never trailed in the game, got on the board first after 7 minutes and 33 seconds gone in the first period on a nice passing play. Junior captain Mathew Thompson slid a centering pass from below the right face-off circle to Paquette, who one-timed the shot in from the top of the goal-crease. Junior Kyle Brothers started the scoring play with a secondary assist.
= With Adrian leading 2-1 in the second period, Armour took a feed from freshman Joey Colatarci for the eventual game-winning goal at 8:20.
= Moments earlier, sophomore Bryan Yim scored the go-ahead goal at 7:42 to make it Adrian 2-1.
= Marian scored both of its goals on the power-play, getting four opportunities.
= Three minutes and 15 seconds after Armour's tally, Boyd--the reigning NCHA Offensive Player of the Week--wristed a shot past Baldwin from the left face-off circle for an insurance goal and 4-1 advantage.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The Bulldogs extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games over Marian, going 10-0-2 during that span.
= Adrian, which went 1-for-6 with the man-advantage tonight, has scored at least one power-play goal in each of its last four outings.
= The 'Dogs lead the all-time series over the Sabres 22-2-2.
= Entmaa reached the 500-save plateau in his career. He ranks fourth in school history with 514.
= Boyd increased his Adrian-leading scoring totals to four goals and seven assists for 11 total points in five games.
= Yim is the Bulldogs leader with five goals.
= Adrian improves to 4-1 on the season when scoring the first goal of the game.
COACH ADAM KRUG AT THE MIC POSTGAME
= "We didn't have our best game tonight and still got the 'W.' (There were) Just too many turnovers at both blue lines. That's where the game can be won and lost, is in those areas of the ice.
= "We still had some silver linings with Paquette scoring his first goal, Entmaa was sharp, and obviously Armour, Boyd, and Yim found the back of the net again a few times.
= "With half of our back end being freshmen, we knew we'd go through some tough spurts and tonight we had plenty of those. The only way to bring those kids along is through trial and error, some video, and some real coaching.
= "We'll be better tomorrow."
= These same two teams conclude their two-game at 3:05 p.m. Saturday here at Arrington.
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