College Hockey:
Brickler, Geneseo oust Nichols in NCAA first round

GENESEO, N.Y. — Tyler Brickler’s second-period, power-play goal put Geneseo up for good in a 3-2 victory over Nichols on Thursday in an NCAA tournament first-round game.

Alex Larson stopped 45 shots for Nichols, but the Bison could rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit.

Justin Scharfe and Connor Anthoine also scored for the Knights (22-6), who advanced to host Norwich in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Tyler Beasley tied the game at 1-1 for Nichols in the first period and Brett Jackson made it a 3-2 game in the third.

Nick Horrigan made 31 saves for the Knights.

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