Abdelnour, Farrell Help Army Extend Streak
With two goals apiece coming from Brett Abdelnour and Thomas Farrell, the Army West Point Hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with an impressive 5-1 win over Bentley on Saturday night at Tate Rink.
Army is letting the nation take notice with a 7-0-1 record in its last eight games and the Black Knights have earned league points in nine-consecutive contests. During the stretch, Army has not allowed more than two goals since January 16.
“What has been really neat during this stretch is seeing all the different people that are contributing, as far as scoring goals,” head coach Brian Riley said. “This team has just gained a lot of confidence and when we come to the rink now, our guys really expect to win.”
The Black Knights found the back of the net first in tonight's win with 14:10 on the clock in the first period with Farrell scoring his second of the year on a rush up ice. Lincoln Hatten blocked a shot at the blue line and Daniel Haider collected the loose puck and skated through the neutral zone. He connected with Farrell and the defensemen went top shelf for the tally and a 1-0 lead.
The second period was a wild one as Army took a 4-1 lead into the final frame. Bentley tied the game with 11:32 left with Brendan Hamlet scoring with assists to Jakov Novak and Brendan Walkom. Read more.