@ACBulldogHockey Starts Quick, Finishes Strong on Defense in 3-1 Win at CUW

Kyle Brothers registered six points during Adrian's NCHA sweep at CUW this weekend. (Photo courtesy of John B Hoy II)
Kyle Brothers registered six points during Adrian's NCHA sweep at CUW this weekend. (Photo courtesy of John B Hoy II)

MEQUON, Wis.--The nationally-ranked Adrian College offense scored three first-period goals, and the Bulldogs' defense did the rest, in a 3-1 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association men's victory on Saturday evening.

= Final Score: Adrian 3, Concordia University Wisconsin 1  Box / Text / Sheet

= Location: Ozaukee Ice Center; Mequon, Wis.

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 16-5-2 overall (15-3 NCHA-South); CUW Falcons 12-10-1 overall (9-8-1 NCHA-South)

= National Rankings: Adrian #7 D3hockey.com, #8 USCHO.com; CUW "receiving votes" category of both polls in NCAA Division III

= Junior Kyle Brothers led all scorers with three points on a goal and pair of assists.

= Sophomore goalie Kevin Entmaa (11-5-2 record) had 25 saves on 26 shots faced.

= Junior alternate captain Taylor McCloy continued his strong weekend with another multi-point effort of a goal and an assist.

= Eric Therrien scored the Falcons' lone goal, his fifth of the season.

= Jon Brumwell (3) and Josh Adkins (9) picked up assists on that scoring play.

= Jack Romanuik (9-7-1) posted 37 saves in the CUW net. 

= Adrian outshot CUW 40 to 26, including the decisive first period by an 18-6 margin.

= McCloy and Brothers scored exactly 2 minutes apart beginning at the 9-minute, 35-second mark into the first period to stake Adrian to a 2-0 advantage.

= Sophomore Trevor Boyd scored the game's final tally with 87 seconds left to make it 3-0 Adrian after 20 minutes.

= Therrien broke up Entmaa's shutout bid late in the second period.

= The Adrian defense killed off all seven CUW power-play attempts and limited the Falcons to an average of 10 shots over the final two periods. Defenders also blocked shots or limited CUW from long range.

= Adrian has won four games in a row, allowing just 1.5 goals per game.

= Adrian is 36-0 lifetime against CUW, and the 36 victories are the most over any opponent.

= Boyd tops the Bulldogs with 15 goals and 31 points on the season--which is a career high. He had 29 points in his 2015-16 freshman campaign.

= The Bulldog penalty kill unit has not allowed a power play goal in the opponents' last 15 opportunities over four games.

= Adrian has won 12 consecutive NCHA road games dating back to last season.

= Adrian will have its final regular season series next Friday (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday (3:05 p.m.) when the Bulldogs face NCHA opponent St. Scholastica at Arrington Ice Arena. Saturday will signal Senior Day.

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