ADRIAN, Mich.--The nationally-ranked Adrian College men's hockey team scored five of the first six goals in the game en route to a 6-3 win Saturday over Marian University, sweeping the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association two-game series over the visiting Sabres.
= Location: Weston Rink at Arrington Ice Arena; Adrian, Mich.
= Records: Adrian Bulldogs (5-1, 5-1 NCHA-South); Marian Sabres (1-5, 1-5 NCHA-South)
= National Rankings: Adrian #3 D3hockey.com/#6 USCHO.com
= Sophomore Connor Armour netted a pair of goals to lead the offense.
= Sophomore goalie Kevin Entmaa made 18 saves to improve to 4-1 on the season.
= Jake Howie was one of three Marian goal-scorers.
= Derek Thorogood led the Sabres with seven shots on goal.
= Relief goaltender Mike Gudmandson stopped 23 of 24 shots he faced over the course of the last 30 minutes and 42 seconds.
= Nick Monfils scored his first goal of the season in the second period and Thorogood also had a tally later on.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian led 2-0 after the first period and took a 5-1 lead midway into the second. The Bulldogs outshot the Sabres 51 to 21 on the afternoon.
= Howie cut Adrian's lead to 2-1 by opening the scoring in the middle stanza with the Sabres on the power play. After a failed attempt by Adrian to clear its defensive end, Howie stepped into a slap shot from the blue line and the puck clanged off the right post into the net.
= The Bulldogs, however, reeled off three unanswered goals by Armour, Boyd and Dunn in a 4:42 span to take a commanding four-goal advantage.
= Adrian continued the pressure in a scoreless third period, getting 15 shots while limiting MU to just four.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The Bulldogs extended their unbeaten streak to 13 games over Marian, going 11-0-2 during that span.
= The 'Dogs lead the all-time series over the Sabres 23-2-2, including 14-1 on home-ice.
= Adrian improves to 5-1 on the season when scoring the first goal of the game.
= The teams combined for seven goals over 16:59 in a wild second period. Adrian enjoyed a 21-10 shots on goal advantage as the Bulldogs outscored the Sabres 4-3 in the frame.
= Adrian is 10-2-1 in the months of October and November under third-year coach Adam Krug '12.
= The Bulldogs are 2-0-1 after three series this season.
= With a power-play goal today, Dunn (pictured, below) leads NCAA Division III blueliners with four this season.
= The Bulldogs are tied with Oswego and Utica for the longest winning streak in the nation at five games.
= Adrian will host the U.S. Under-18 squad next Saturday at Arrington Ice Arena. The exhibition contest will have a 7:05 p.m. puckdrop.
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(Editor's note: Photos by Mike Dickie.)