A five-goal second period allowed the Army West Point Hockey team to give its Firsties a victorious Senior Night with a 6-3 win over LIU on Saturday night at Tate Rink. The seniors for the Black Knights were honored before the game in a special ceremony with video shout outs from family members.
“Winning on senior night was an awesome feeling,” forward Mason Krueger said. “To have my family, friends, and old coaches reach out with videos before the game was very special to me and something I'll be able to remember forever.”
The Black Knights continued its torrid pace by increasing its unbeaten streak to 11 games, which leads the nation. The power play was the main reason for the outburst of scoring tonight as Army went 4-for-6 with the man advantage and four of the five goals in the second period were on the power play.
Anthony Firriolo stole the spotlight with his first career hat trick and added two assists for five points. Colin Bilek continued his hot play with a pair of power play goals to give him eight power play goals on the season and 16 overall. Krueger and classmate John Zimmerman added three assists on senior night as well. Read more.