NOVEMBER 18, 2017
MONARCH MEN'S ICE HOCKEY FALL TO MANHATTANVILLE ON THE ROAD
RYE, N.Y. --- The King's College men's ice hockey team fell to host Manhattanville College 11-2 on Saturday night at the Playland Ice Casino in Rye, N.Y.
The Valiants, who were picked to finish second in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference preseason poll and were receiving votes in both national polls earlier this season, improved to 3-1-1 overall, 3-1-0 in UCHC play and 1-1-0 against the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Monarchs fall to 0-6 overall, 0-4-0 in UCHC play and 0-2-0 in the MAC.
Manhattanville scored five first period goals including two by Eric Berglund. Isaac Cirinna cut the lead to 5-1 1:35 into the second period when he scored his first goal of the season off assists from Nicholas Gullo and Cameron Anklewich. The Valiants responded with two more goals in the period to take a 7-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes of play.
The Valiants scored the first goal of the third to take an 8-1 lead. King's scored their second goal of the game at 12:38 when Gullo and Tyler O'Mare assisted on the first goal of the season for Jamie Lukas. Manhattanville responded by scoring three goals in the final six minutes of the game to set the final score.
Jake Tugnutt allowed five goals and made 11 saves in 20 minutes in goal. Mike Cosentino played the final 40 minutes and made 38 saves.
The Monarchs will be back in action next weekend when they travel up to Castleton, Vermont to participate in the WSYB/Catamount Radio Invitational. King's will play host Castleton University at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night and then will either have a rematch of their season opener with The College at Brockport or will play Tufts University on Saturday depending on the results on Friday night's games.