WEST POINT, N.Y. — Sacred Heart received goals from five different players and goalie Eddy Ferhi stopped 35 shots in the Pioneers’ 5-2 victory over Army at sold-out Tate Rink Saturday night.
Leading 2-1 midway through the second period, Sacred Heart’s Mike Reagan scored on the power play, and early in the third period Chuck Metcalfe one-timed a feed from Les Hrapchack to open up a three-goal lead.
Army cut it to 4-2 on Mike Fairman’s team-leading 14th goal of the season, but Peter McRae iced it with a shorthanded, empty-net goal with 8.7 seconds to play.
Army outshot the Pioneers 37-27, including 15-7 in the third period, but Ferhi was solid in beating the Black Knights for the second time this season.
Paul Sposito and Martin Paquet scored in the first period to give Sacred Heart a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Nic Serre cut it to 2-1 with a breakaway goal at 3:38 of the second period. Defenseman Eric Joyce angled a pass off the boards to a wide open Serre, who raced in and wristed a shot just under the crossbar.
Paquet had a goal and an assist before leaving the game with an injury at 6:53 of the third period. McRae also had a goal and an assist, while Lloyd Tennant had two assists. Army’s Tim Fisher was credited with an assist on Fairman’s goal, extending is point-scoring streak to six games.
Sacred Heart had only three power-play tries but scored on two of them, while Army was 1-for-7 with a man advantage. Scott Hamilton made 22 saves for the Black Knights.