Host Wisconsin-Stevens Point Shuts Down Potent Adrian College Offense, 4-1

The Adrian Bulldogs men's hockey team stands ready for the National Anthem. (Photo courtesy of Mike Dickie)
The Adrian Bulldogs men's hockey team stands ready for the National Anthem. (Photo courtesy of Mike Dickie)

STEVENS POINT, Wis.--Wisconsin-Stevens Point built a 4-0 lead on the way to a 4-1 non-conference victory over the visiting Adrian College Bulldogs, sweeping the two-game midweek series of NCAA Division III men's hockey perennial powers.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point 4, Adrian College 1

= Location: KB Willett Ice Arena; Stevens Point, Wis.

= Records: Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers 10-3-2 overall; Adrian Bulldogs 8-3 overall

= National Rankings: Adrian--#2 D3hockey.com, #2 USCHO.com polls; UW-Stevens Point #8 USCHO, #9 D3hockey

TOP 'DAWGS
= Junior Bryan Yim scored Adrian's lone goal. Yim also led all skaters with six shots on goal.

= Junior starter Kevin Entmaa (14 saves) and freshman back-up goalie Nikita Babintsev (13, 1) combined to make 27 saves. 

= Junior Connor Armour went 11-for-18 on face-offs, had three shots and a plus-1 rating.

THE OPPOSITION
= Max Milosek improved to 7-3-2 in goal on the season after making 35 saves.

= Luke McElhenie scored two goals. He matched Yim with six shots.

= Steven Quagliata, Willem Nong-Lambert and Tanner Karty all chipped in two assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= UWSP held leads of 2-0 after the first period and 4-0 after 40 minutes. 

= The Pointers went 2-for-6 on power-plays and killed off Adrian's three extra-man opportunities.

= Carter Roo scored his fourth goal of the season after 2 minutes and 24 seconds from the opening face-off for a 1-0 UWSP advantage.

= Yim took a feed from junior Trevor Boyd at the 14:21 mark of the third period to avert the shutout for the Bulldogs.

= Adrian kept the offensive pressure on the UWSP defense in the final stanza, outshooting the Pointers 17-4.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian owns the fourth-best offense in NCAA Division III with 4.55 goals per game.

= UWSP leads the all-time series against the Bulldogs, 8-6-1. Before this week, Adrian defeated the Pointers in last year's NCAA Quarterfinals, 6-3 in Wisconsin, when they were the defending national champions.

= The Bulldogs have not been shut out since the 2014-15 season--a span of 82 games.

UP NEXT
= Adrian will break for the Christmas holiday before traveling to Boston for the 53rd annual Codfish Bowl at UMASS-Boston, where they will play Salve Regina on Friday, Dec. 29 and either the host Beacons or Williams on Saturday, Dec. 30.

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