The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team picked up a tie and a loss on the road last weekend at Bentley University to make their record 5-4-1.
On Friday, Nov. 15, the Lakers went into overtime ending the game in a 4-4 tie and on Saturday, Nov. 16, they lost 4-5.
During Friday’s game Bentley started off the scoring early on and scored the only goal during the first period.
Just 47 seconds into the second period, Bentley’s Matt Blomquist acquired a five minute penalty for boarding and Mercyhurst was able to take the lead on the ensuing powerplay.
One minute and 29 seconds into the power play senior Zac Frischmon capitalized on a pass from redshirt senior Kyle Just and freshman Jonathan Charbonneau for his second goal of the season.
Thirty-three seconds later, still on the power play, as major penalties do not expire after a score, sophomore Kyle Dutra scored his third goal of the season from senior Mathew Zay and senior Chris Bodo to take a 2-1 lead over Bentley.
Bentley came back to tie the game at two and sophomore Spencer Bacon took over in goal.
Mercyhurst freshman Jack Riley captured the lead back with his first collegiate goal as a Laker with assists from senior Daniel Bahntge and sophomore Stephen Hrehoriak.
Bentley again came back at the end of the second and beginning of the third person to take a 4-3 lead over Mercyhurst.
At 10:19 in the third period, Bodo tied the game with a goal from Riley, sending the game into overtime.
During overtime neither Mercyhurst nor Bentley could score and the game ended in a tie.
Bentley out-shot Mercyhurst 33-22.
During Saturday’s game Bodo started off the scoring with a goal from Zay and Bahntge while on the power play.
Going into the second period, Bentley had a 2-1 lead over Mercyhurst, but Mercyhurst scored three goals in the period to take a 4-2 lead.
While on the power play, seniors Ryan Misiak and Frischmon set senior Tyler Shiplo up to score and tie the game.
Misiak captured his 100th career point as a Laker with the assist on Shiplo’s goal.
Misiak is the 18th player in Division 1 history and the second player of this season at Mercyhurst to achieve 100 career points.
Senior Grant Gettinger scored the next goal with assists from junior Alec Shields and Bahntge.
Mercyhurst went on the power play again and took advantage of it with Dutra scoring from junior Anthony Mastrodicasa.
Bentley then scored three unanswered goals, one of them being the overtime game winner.
Bentley out-shot Mercyhurst 36-17.
Mercyhurst’s next game will be played at the Mercyhurst Ice Center on Friday, Nov. 21 against Canisius College.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, Mercyhurst will travel to Canisius College and play them on the road. Canisius over-all record is 4-5-3.