Bulldogs Win Kronschnabel Trophy and NCHA Tournament Home Ice Following 2-1 Win Over Lake Forest

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. – The second ranked Adrian College women's hockey team defeated No. 4 Lake Forest 2-1 to take the NCHA regular season championship. The Bulldogs (22-1-2, 16-1-1) have earned the number one seed in the NCAH tournament and home ice throughout after a weekend sweep of the Foresters (20-3-2, 15-2-1).

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 2, Lake Forest 1 – FINAL

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Arrington Ice Arena)

Records: Adrian (22-1-2, 16-1-1), Lake Forest (20-3-2, 15-2-1)

FIRST PERIOD: TRADING GOALS

  • Audrey Noles scored on a power play just three minutes and 27 seconds into the first period to give the Bulldogs a quick 1-0 lead
  • The Foresters would respond when Holly Lesperance got the puck in Adrian's end and passed it to teammate Amanda Brunges who beat Adrian goaltender, Jade Walsh to score a short-handed goal and knot up the score, 1-1

SECOND PERIOD: BULLDOGS TAKE LEAD

  • Logan Taylor would score a short-handed goal, the game-winner, for Adrian with just over five minutes remaining in the second period to put the Bulldogs up 2-1

THIRD PERIOD: ADRIAN HOLDS ON

  • Adrian would remain aggressive in the third period and held on to win after a late push from Lake Forest who opted to pull the goalie have an extra skater the last minute of the game

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE

  • Lake Forest was held to only 19 shots on goal, the lowest number for the team this season
  • Adrian dominated in faceoffs, 47-17

THE OPPOSITION

  • Brunges (+1) was the only Lake Forest player to have a positive plus/minus
  • Lesperance had a hand in both goals scored by the Foresters against Adrian this weekend (one goal last night and an assist today)

UP NEXT

  • The Bulldogs will host fourth seeded St. Scholastica (9-14-2, 8-8-2) in the NCHA Tournament semifinals next Saturday (Feb. 27) and Sunday (Feb. 28)
  • Adrian went 2-0-1 in the season series, winning 3-0 on the road November 20, the Bulldogs tied the Saints 2-2 at home earlier this month and won 3-2 in OT the next day on February 6. 
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