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Special teams power men's ice hockey to Senior Night victory over King's (Pa.)

Special teams power men's ice hockey to Senior Night victory over King's (Pa.)

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's ice hockey team scored a pair of 5-on-3 goals and a late shorthanded goal as the Lions closed out Junge Pavilion for the 2017-18 with a 6-3 Senior Night triumph over King's (Pa.) College Friday night.

Bryn Athyn improves its record to 7-9-1 and ends its home slate with a 2-3-1 mark.

Prior to the opening faceoff, the Lions honored seniors Anthony Notorfrancesco, Paul Napierkowski, Connor Buick, Pat Lynch, and Anthony Astorino.

Trailing 3-2 at the 10:54 mark of the second period, the Lions cashed in on their second 5-on-3 man-advantage of the evening when Alex Doyle scored his fifth goal of the season with a sharp-angle shot from below the right faceoff dot.

Bryn Athyn reclaimed the lead on Alec Grollman's eventual game-winning goal at the 16:27 mark of the second period with assists from Dakota Ulmer and Tanner Congdon. It was his sixth goal of the year.

Anthony DePetres widened the Lion advantage to 5-3 as he scored on a shorthanded breakaway for his first goal of the year with 7:22 gone by in the third period. Notorfrancesco capped off Senior Night by scoring for the third time this season at 19:03. Vojtech Luza picked up an assist on the play.

The Lions needed just 1:04 to go on their first 5-on-3 of the game as the Monarchs' Isaac Cirinna was called for elbowing and King's was caught with too many men on the ice. Bryn Athyn's Brycon Johnson needed just 39 seconds of the two-minute two-man advantage to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. Alex Tan and Tanner Congdon were credited with assists on Johnson's third goal.

King's (0-20-0) answered back with two goals separated by less than three minutes to take a 2-1 lead. Tyler O'Mara put the Monarchs on the board at 10:51 and Luke Damiano followed it up by scoring immediately off of a faceoff win at 13:44.

Luza pulled the Lions even at two with his fifth game of the year at 14:23.

The Monarchs regained their one-game advantage just 1:09 into the second period on a Luciano Bucci power-play goal.

After allowing two goals on six shots in the opening period, Landon Trutt settled in nicely and stopped 19 of the final 20 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes to end the night with 23 saves.

Link Ferch had 38 saves, 21 during the second period, in the King's goal.

Bryn Athyn is on the road for its final five games of the season. The string gets underway with a trip to Neumann University on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.