College Hockey:
Mercyhurst Tops Army, Inches Toward AHA Lead

— Mercyhurst scored four goals in the second period, erasing a one-goal deficit en route to its second win over Army in as many days, 6-3, Saturday night at Tate Rink.

Mercyhurst’s Rich Hansen finished off a 2-on-1 break, capitalizing on an Army turnover at the blue line, to put the visiting Lakers in front for good 3-2 at 12:40 of the second period. Scott Champagne tacked on another before the period ended and then added his second marker of the game two minutes into the third as Mercyhurst (16-11-2/13-5-1 AHA) took a commanding lead, 5-2.

David Wrigley capped a five-goal run for the Lakers on the power play at 12:56 of the final stanza. Wrigley, Borrelli and Hansen finished with a goal and an assist each, Scott Reynolds recorded two assists and Champagne scored two goals and picked up an assist to lead Mercyhurst.

Jon Boyle scored a power-play goal and assisted on Army’s final tally of the day. Chris Casey briefly gave the Black Knights (11-12-3/5-10-3 AHA) and their 1,620 fans in attendance something to cheer about when he made a breakaway count at 7:19 of the second period, lifting Army to a 2-1 advantage.

However, Michael Picone’s marker with 4:25 left in the game was not enough. Picone scored a goal and added an assist for Army.

Brad Roberts made 17 saves in goal for Army. He was relieved with 7:04 left in the game by senior Bill Moss, who stopped two shots. Lakers netminder Andy Franck stopped 30 of 33 shots for the visitors.

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