Men's Hockey Loses 9-1 at Mercyhurst
|Sacred Heart (1-17-1, 0-11-1 AHA)||0||0||1||1|
|Mercyhurst (11-8-2, 8-2-2 AHA)||1||6||2||9|
|1st - 12:42||NAGTZAAM, Nardo (Mercyhurst)|
|2nd - 00:29||ELLIOTT, Derek (Mercyhurst)|
|2nd - 04:44||BAHNTGE, Daniel (Mercyhurst)|
|2nd - 10:46||PP - CHIASSON, Paul (Mercyhurst)|
|2nd - 11:36||PP - BAHNTGE, Daniel (Mercyhurst)|
|2nd - 12:29||PP - SHIPLO, Tyler (Mercyhurst)|
|2nd - 12:40||PP - BAHNTGE, Daniel (Mercyhurst)|
|3rd - 04:39||SH - O'DONOGHUE, Daniel (Mercyhurst)|
|3rd - 09:51||GINGERA, Matt (Sacred Heart)|
|3rd - 18:14||NAGTZAAM, Nardo (Mercyhurst)|
Matt Gingera - 1
A: 2 Players (#6, #22 - 1)
Sh: Ben Ketchum - 7
Sv: Steven Legatto - 17
BAHNTGE, Daniel - 3
A: 2 Players (#5, #20 - 3)
Sh: 2 Players (#9, #22 - 6)
Sv: TIBBETT, Jordan - 13
|TEAM STATISTICS||Sacred Heart||Mercyhurst|
|Power Plays||0 for 5||4 for 6|
|Penalties (min)||5 (21)||6 (12)|
|Shots on Goal||26||40|
|Face Offs Won||35||38|
(Erie, PA) – The Sacred Heart Men's Hockey team gave up six second period goals en route to a 9-1 loss to the Mercyhurst Lakers Friday night in the Pioneers' first game back after a 25-day semester break.
Trailing 1-0 going into the first intermission, the Pioneers surrendered a goal by Derek Elliot on a breakaway off a turnover for an unassisted goal 29 seconds into the period. Daniel Bahntge made it 3-0 with his first of three goals at 4:44 of the second.
However, it was on a five-minute power play when the Lakers ran away with the game, scoring four times in the first two minutes of a major penalty to Chad Barthelmess. Paul Chiasson scored off the faceoff four seconds into the man-advantage at 10:46, followed 50 seconds later by Bahntge's second goal. Tyler Shiplo added another at 12:29, and eleven seconds later Bahntge completed the hat trick to make it 7-0 Mercyhurst.
Daniel O'Donoghue tacked on a shorthanded goal at 4:39 of the third. Matt Gingera (Winnipeg, MB) put SHU on the board at 9:51, with Alex Stuart (Sauk Rapids, MN) and Brian Sheehan (St. Louis, MO) assisting. Nardo Nagzaam, who scored the game's first goal at 12:42 of the first, bookended his night with the game's final goal at 18:14 of the third.
Bahntge finished with an assist to go along with his hat trick for a four-point game, while Nagzaam added a helper two his two tallies for a three-point night. Kevin Noble and Grant Blakely both had three assists.
The Pioneers look to rebound Saturday night at 7:00 pm when they take on the Lakers again in the fianle of a two-game weekend series.