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Lions edged out by SUNY Canton, 3-2

Lions edged out by SUNY Canton, 3-2

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – In a game that featured four power-play goals, Friday night's game between the Bryn Athyn College men's ice hockey team and SUNY Canton came down to a Joe Deveny even-strength goal with 6:35 left in regulation to give the visiting Kangaroos a 3-2 win over the Lions in Junge Pavilion.

After a scoreless first period in which both teams put seven shots on goal, Bryn Athyn (4-15-0) jumped out to a 2-0 advantage with two power-play goals.

Tanner Schroeder snapped the Lions' power-play drought when he scored his fifth goal of the year at the 5:51 mark of the second period. The goal, which ended a string of 24 straight power plays without scoring, was assisted by Jake Heckenberger and Jimmy Pollock.

Alec Grollman doubled the advantage with him team-leading seventh goal of the season at the 13:04 on the power play. Isaac Anderson and Tanner Congdon picked up assisted on the goal.

SUNY Canton (9-8-1) got right back in the contest with a pair of power-play goals separated by 41 seconds to tie the score up at two. Playing up two players, Tyson Bruce got the Kangaroos on the board at the 14:03 mark with assists going to Kyler Matthews and Max Routledge. Then, playing up 5-on-4, Zach Pease recorded the game-tying goal.

The Lions pulled goalie McKenzie Chalmers, who made 25 saves, with 50 seconds remaining for an extra attacker. Bryn Athyn put one shot on Michael Cerasuolo was able to make his 24th and final stop to end the Lion comeback.

Bryn Athyn went 2-for-7 on the power play, while SUNY Canton was 2-for-5.

The Lions and Kangaroos wrap up their weekend series on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in Junge Pavilion.