Bentley's Last-Second Goal Earns Tie Against SHU Men's Hockey
|Bentley (9-12-7, 9-6-6 AHA)||0||2||1||0||3|
|Sacred Heart (2-24-2, 1-18-2 AHA)||3||0||0||0||3|
|1st - 09:37||FILTEAU, Chad (Sacred Heart)|
|1st - 13:44||YELOVICH, Anthony (Sacred Heart)|
|1st - 15:34||SHEEHAN, Brian (Sacred Heart)|
|2nd - 16:15||NUDY, Jamie (Bentley)|
|2nd - 16:28||BRETON, Justin (Bentley)|
|3rd - 20:00||GENSLER, Brett (Bentley)|
3 Players (#3, #11, #26 - 1)
A: 6 Players (#2, #6, #10, #12, #17, #18 - 1)
Sh: GENSLER, Brett - 7
Sv: KOMM, Branden - 14
3 Players (#11, #19, #22 - 1)
A: 4 Players (#15, #20, #21, #25 - 1)
Sh: Chad Filteau - 4
Sv: Andrew Bodnarchuk - 33
|TEAM STATISTICS||Bentley||Sacred Heart|
|Power Plays||0 for 5||0 for 2|
|Penalties (min)||2 (4)||5 (10)|
|Shots on Goal||36||17|
|Face Offs Won||26||34|
(Bridgeport, CT) – Brett Gensler scored a dramatic game-tying just before time expired in regulation for the Bentley Falcons, as the Sacred Heart Men's Ice Hockey team settled for a 3-3 tie Saturday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.
Gensler found a loose puck on a mad scrum in front of the net after a drive from the point by Matt Mahar and a desperation shot attempt by Alex Kubiak for the third unanswered goal by Bentley to earn the Falcons a point in the Atlantic Hockey Association standings.
The Falcons cut an early 3-0 deficit to one with two second period goals within 13 seconds of each other. Jamie Nudy put Bentley on the board first at 16:15 of the second, sneaking in a shot assisted by Ryan Kayfes and Bret Hartung seconds after he missed he net on a breakaway. Following the ensuing faceoff , Justing Brenton chipped a goalmouth pass under the crossbar at 16:28, with Aaron Stonacek and Trent Bonnett picking up the helpers.
Sacred Heart played a great first period, reeling off the game's first three goals. Chad Filteau (Regina, SK) scored on a two-on-one break, holding onto the puck for a far-side wrist shot at 9:37 with Neil Fachini (East Hartford, CT) and Drew George (Regina, SK) getting the assists. Anthony Yelovich (Little Falls, NJ) also converted a two-on-one, faming a pass that rolled off his stick into the net for a 2-0 SHU lead at 13:44. Brian Sheehan (St. Louis, MO) registered his team-best 19th point on a rebound goal off a one-timer by Reid MacLeod (Teuoln, MB) on a goal-mouth feed by Eric Delong (Oakville, MB).
Sacred Heart is back in action next Friday night, February 10 at 7:05 pm when they travel to UConn to take on the Huskies in the front end of a home-and-home series. The Pioneers host the Huskies at Webster Bank Arena on February 11 Saturday at 4:00 pm.