Colonials Down Pioneers, 4-1

Colonials Down Pioneers, 4-1

NORTHFORD, Conn.—The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team was defeated by Robert Morris 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials (4-3-2, 3-3-1 AHC) rallied with three goals in the final five minutes to take down the Pioneers (2-5-2, 1-3 AHC).

The first period featured a deadlock between both teams. RMU got on the board first in the second period as Brady Ferguson netted a five on three power play goal on an assist from Eric Israel. The Pioneers were unable to find the net as they outshot the Colonials 14-9 in the second. Sacred Heart answered in the beginning of the third as senior Jordan Minello fired a laser to the back of the net on the diving pass from Evan Jasper to tie it at 1-1. RMU broke the tie with a goal by Daniel Leavens with 4:06 to go in the third. Colonials added two more in the final minute and half to bring the final score to 4-1.

Both teams went even on shots with 28 each. The Colonials were successful on two power play chances, while the Pioneers went 0-4 on the day. Nathan Perry had 24 saves for SHU, while Francis Marotte recorded 27 for RMU.

The Pioneers close out their weekend set with the Colonials on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena at 3:00pm.

First Period

- Danforth fired a laser just wide early in the first period.

- Perry made a big stop as Spencer Dorowicz tried to chip it in from close range.

- Jasper has a breakaway opportunity late in the period but he is denied by Marotte.

Second Period

- Liam Clare tried to slap one in from the blue line but Marotte was there to make the stop in the second period.

- Ferguson put RMU on the board, 1-0, with the five on three power play goal.

- Ben Robillard made a diving block on a slap shot by Mitch Nylen in the middle of the second period.

Third Period

- Minello tied up the game at 1-1 on the assist from Evan Jasper three minutes into the third period.

- Leavens put the Colonials up 2-1 on the cross ice pass from Alex Tonge.

- Minello had another shot late in the third but it was knocked down by Marotte.

- Ferguson picked up his second goal of the game on the power play in the final two minutes of the game.

-       RMU added an empty net goal by Timmy Moore to bring final to 4-1.

 
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