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Offense comes alive in 6-2 road victory over King's (Pa.)

Offense comes alive in 6-2 road victory over King's (Pa.)

PITTSTON, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's ice hockey team scored a season-high six times and got a multi-point game from four different players as the Lions knocked off King's (Pa.) College 6-2 in the Revolution Ice Centre Saturday night.

Bryn Athyn's second line of Nikita Smirnov, Julion Lever, and Dakota Ulmer had a solid night as the trio combined for nine points. Smirnov recorded a team-high four points with one goal and two assists. Lever had a goal and two assists, while Ulmer added a goal and an assist.

Devon Becker also had four points (one goal, three assists) from his right defenseman position. Tanner Schroeder and Alec Grollman both scored a goal.

The Lions (2-5-0) fired 56 shots, the most in the NCAA era, at the Monarch (0-8-0) net.

With the teams playing 4-on-4, Becker opened the scoring at the 18:04 mark of the first period with assists from Lever and Smirnov. Schroeder doubled the advantage just 46 seconds later with a 5-on-5 goal. Zach Pamaylaon and Devin Hines both assisted on the goal.

After Tanner Wilding got King's on the board just 28 seconds into the second period, Ulmer reestablished the Lions' two-goal advantage at 2:30 to make the score 3-1. Becker and Trevor Kleckner assisted on the eventual game-winning goal. Grollman added a power-play goal, assisted by Smirnov and Becker, at 13:31 to widen the margin to 4-1.

Lever pushed the advantage to four with an even-strength goal 6:28 into the final period. Ulmer and Smirnov assisted on the goal. The four-goal lead lasted only 23 seconds as Jamie Lukas scored on the power play to pull King's within 5-2.

After assisting on three goals, Smirnov put his name into the goal column with Bryn Athyn's sixth and final goal with 9:45 left in the contest.

McKenzie Chalmers stopped 23 shots to earn his second win of the season. Brandon Daigle took the loss despite a 50-save performance.

Bryn Athyn went 1-for-7 on the power play, while King's was 1-for-6.

The Lions are off until after Thanksgiving when they take on 2017-18 national runner-up and 10th-ranked Salve Regina in the first round of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. in Saratoga Springs.


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