The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team improved its record to 5-3-0 after sweeping Army at the Mercyhurst Ice Center last weekend. This was the team’s first sweep this season.
On Friday, Nov. 7, the Lakers won 2-0 and on Nov. 8, they won 7-5.
During the first period on Friday night, freshman Kane Elliot started off the scoring for Mercyhurst with his first career goal at 16:45 assisted by sophomore Philippe Drouin and junior Kyle Cook.
Just 44 seconds later, senior Zac Frischmon recorded his first goal of the season from junior Alec Shields and freshman Jonathan Charbonneau.
Senior Jimmy Sarjeant stole the game away from Army with a 39-save shutout, the second of his career.
This game lowered Sarjeant’s goals against average to 2.71 and raised his save percentage to .926.
Army out-shot Mercyhurst 39 to 27 during this game.
During Saturday night’s game, Army started off the scoring early in the first period.
Charbonneau tied the game at one with a goal assisted by seniors Daniel Bahntge and Tyler Shiplo.
Sophomore Stephen Hrehoriak went to the penalty box seven minutes into the second period and Army took advantage of it, making the score 2-1.
Army’s lead did not last long, though. Mercyhurst scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead over Army.
Senior Chris Bodo started it off with a goal from senior Ryan Misiak and Shields.
While on the power play, senior Kyle Just found the back of the net to tie the game at 3. His goal was assisted by Misiak and Charbonneau.
Bodo grabbed his second goal of the game at 15:38 from Shields and Frischmon to give Mercyhurst their first lead of the game.
During the end of the second period and beginning of the third, Army fought back and took the lead once again, making the score 5-4.
Early in the third period, sophomore Spencer Bacon took over for Sarjeant in goal.
Mercyhurst rallied after this change starting with sophomore Kyle Dutra tying the game at five. His goal was assisted by senior Matthew Zay and Cook.
Junior Anthony Mastrodicasa scored Mercyhurst’s second power play goal of the game to give them a 6-5 lead. His goal was assisted by Bodo and Zay.
Army pulled their goalie and Misiak sealed the win for Mercyhurst with a goal from Just and senior Grant Gettinger.
Bacon made 12 saves while in net which was every shot Army made on goal to capture his first collegiate win as a Laker.
Mercyhurst out-shot Army 41 to 30.
For the sixth consecutive week, the Lakers have received votes in the USCHO.com Poll.
The men are on a three- game- winning streak and look to increase their record to 7-3-0 this weekend.
They will travel to Waltham, Massachusetts Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 to take on Bentley University. Bentley’s current record is 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the AHA conference.