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Lever leads ice hockey to 3-2 victory at Nazareth

Lever leads ice hockey to 3-2 victory at Nazareth

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Julion Lever scored with his team-leading fourth goal of the season at the 14:20 mark of the third period to break a two-all tie and give the Bryn Athyn College ice hockey team its third straight victory, 3-2 over host Nazareth College Saturday afternoon in Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex.

With the victory, Lions improve to 3-2 during its season-opening eight-game stretch away from home. Nazareth falls to 2-3 overall.

Bryn Athyn put together a strong first period and scored a pair of goals to lead 2-0 after the opening 20 minutes of play.

Alec Grollman got the Lions on the board just 3:37 into the contest with an even-straight goal. Dakota Ulmer picked up an assist on Grollman's third goal. At the 9:30 mark, Zach Pamaylaon cashed in with four seconds remaining on the Lions' first power play of the afternoon to double the Bryn Athyn advantage. Pamaylaon's third goal of 2017-18 was assisted on by Grollman.

Nazareth pulled itself back into the game with two second period goals to tie the score at two. Brian Miller scored on the third of the Flyers' six power plays at 3:18. Then, with 57 seconds left in the period, David Powlowski got his name into the goal column and evened the game.

Before Lever scoring the game-winning goal, the Lions had to survive a five-minute Flyer power play after Brycon Johnson was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for contact to the head. Bryn Athyn's penalty killers, led by five saves from goaltender McKenzie Chalmers, successfully killed off the power play and gave the team a big momentum boost. Less than two minutes after the major ended, Lever put the Lions ahead.

Chalmers finished the game with 34 stops, his second 30+-save performance of the year. Andy Lee had 21 saves for Nazareth.

The Lions were 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Flyers went 1-for-6.

Bryn Athyn looks to keep its roll going when it heads to King's (Pa.) on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.