Boyd, Leone and @ACBulldogHockey Shuts Door on St. Scholastica in NCHA Harris Cup Opener

Trevor Boyd scored two goals, including credited with the game-winner, in Adrian's 5-0 win at Marian Saturday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Trevor Boyd scored two goals, including credited with the game-winner, in Adrian's 5-0 win at Marian Saturday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Freshman Trevor Boyd scored twice, senior alternate captain Chris Leone added two assists and the Adrian College men's hockey team doubled up on College of St. Scholastica, 4-2, to take a 1-game-to-none lead in their Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Harris Cup semifinal series on Friday.

THE BASICS

= Final Score: #1 overall seed Adrian 4, #4 overall seed St. Scholastica 2

= Location: Weston Rink at Arrington Ice Arena, Adrian, Mich.

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs (22-3-1, 17-2-1 NCHA-South); St. Scholastica Saints (15-9-3, 12-7-1 NCHA-North)

= National Rankings: Adrian #2 USCHO.com/#2 D3hockey.com, CSS #15 USCHO/"rv" D3hockey

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Freshman Brian Bachnak got the scoring underway for Adrian just 2 minutes and 26 seconds after the opening face-off when his shot went under the goalies pads and the puck trickled over the goal line.

= Adrian freshman Kevin Entmaa made 21 saves to improve to 13-0 on the season.

= The Bulldogs took a 2-0 advantage in the second period when junior Austin Hervey fired in a slap shot from just over the blue line at the 5:36 mark.

= Boyd made it 3-0 at the 7:16 mark of the third stanza on a feed from sophomore Kyle Brothers. Boyd added an empty-netter with 13 seconds to go.

= CSS pulled its goalie for the final 35 seconds, but couldn't get the equalizer to send the game into overtime.

THE OPPOSITION
= The visitors got on the scoreboard with a pair of goals in the third period to close within 3-2. Keegan Bruce notched his 14th of the season at the 9:41 mark and Derek Sutliffe had a shorthanded tally at 16:49.

= Brandon Millin, who assisted on the Saints' first goal, had a team-high four shots.

= Kale Derkson won 6-of-11 face-offs.

= Goalie Tyler Bruggeman made 34 saves to keep the game within reach for the Saints.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Entmaa is the only unbeaten goaltender in NCAA men's all-Divisions and he is the first Bulldog in program history to win his first 13 decisions to start a season.

= Adrian dominated shots on goal (38-23, including 16-4 in the opening period) and face-offs (42-of-68).

= Sophomore alternate captain Mathew Thompson won 15 of 23 face-offs and Hervey was 7 for 11.

= The Bulldogs move to 22-2 all-time in the conference playoffs.

UP NEXT

= The teams will meet here again at 3:05 p.m. Saturday in Game 2 of the NCHA Harris Cup Semifinals. If CSS wins, there will be mini-game immediately following that contest to determine which squad advances to the conference championship next Saturday.

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