January 12, 2008

Sacred Heart and A.I.C. Skate to 2-2 Atlantic Hockey Tie

Jan. 12, 2008

Final Stats

MILFORD, Conn. (January 12, 2008) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers and American International Yellow Jackets each posted a pair of second period goals as the two teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Atlantic Hockey League action Saturday night at the Milford Ice Pavilion. The Pioneers twice answered A.I.C scores in the second period, both time scoring on the power play.

The two team's skated through a scoreless first period with the Yellow Jackets (5-14-3, 5-10-2 AHA) out shooting the Pioneers (8-9-3, 8-3-3 AHA) 15-5 but failing to convert on any scoring chances. The second period provided all of the fireworks Saturday night, with A.I.C. striking first.

Senior Jereme Tendler tallied the game's first goal, burying a feed from fellow senior Chris Bolognino on the power play at 5:51. The Pioneers answered back with an extra-man goal of their own coming after a Yellow Jacket tripping call. SHU sophomore Erik Boisvert (Drummondville, QC) poked one past A.I.C. goalie Dan Ramirez in front, tying it a 1-1.

The Yellow Jackets jumped back in front at the 9:53 mark on a blistering shot by sophomore Josh Froese that found the back of the net. The Pioneers used the man-advantage to tie it up once again this time coming at 11:32. Sophomore Nick Johnson (Windsor, CT) beat Ramirez with Boisvert and junior Bear Trapp (Balcarres, SK) assisting on the play. The two teams finished out the period scoreless the rest of the way and saw limited scoring chances in both the third and overtime sessions.

SHU was out shot in third 4-2 but the Pioneers got off the only two shots of the overtime period, none finding a home in the back of the net. SHU freshman Olivier St. Onge (Wickham, QC) played exceptional in goal, finishing with 28 saves. Ramirez posted 24 saves in the Yellow Jacket net.

The Pioneers return to Atlantic Hockey action next Friday and Saturday nights at R.I.T

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