(Canton, MI) – The Concordia men's hockey team played host to the 16th-ranked Lawrence Tech Blue Devils on Friday evening. After a stalemate first period, an offensive explosion by the Blue Devils put them ahead for good as they finished with a 7-1 victory.
Anthony Seykora started in net for the Cardinals, making 21 saves in 33:09 of gameplay.
The opening frame possessed notable opportunities for the Cardinals, as they outshot LTU 12-7 in the frame and had numerous odd man breaks, but were unable to convert as the 0-0 score was carried all the way into the first intermission.
Lawrence Tech upped the offensive attack in the middle frame, firing 22 shots on net as they picked up 5 goals in the period, including a pair on the man advantage. Zachary Janis came in at the 6:51 mark to relieve Seykora, and finished the contest with 9 saves of his own.
The final period of play opened with a similar stalemate to the opening 20 minutes of play, with neither team able to put anything past the netminders until the Blue Devils scored with 9:30 to go in the game, extending the lead to 6. The Cardinals would show resiliance, as Brandon Troyer was able to fire a shot while falling to the ice past the LTU netminder with 5:13 to go to get CUAA on the board. Nicholas Twombley and Sam Sahr recorded assists on the goal.
Lawrence Tech would find the back of the net one last time in the game to secure a 7-1 final score on the road to their 6th consecutive win to open the year (3rd straight in WHAC).
Concordia will be back in action on tomorrow evening when they are on the road for a rematch with the Blue Devils. Puck drop is set for 6pm at the Farmington Hills Ice Arena in Farmington Hills, MI.