WARMINSTER, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's ice hockey team ran off four straight goals to erase a 3-1 first-period deficit and then hung on late to knock off Stonehill College 5-4 in the Revolution Ice Gardens Friday night.
Tanner Congdon (two goals, one assist), Alec Grollman (one goal, two assists), Dakota Ulmer (one goal, two assists), and Devon Becker (three assists) all had three-point nights for the Lions (6-17-0), who won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Nick Malvasi added a pair of assists, while Zach Pamaylaon scored a goal.
Bryn Athyn faced an uphill climb after Stonehill's Shamus Maloney recorded a breakaway goal at the 17:08 mark of the first period to give Stonehill (8-16-1) a two-goal advantage.
Ulmer started the Lion rally just 79 seconds later with a breakaway goal of his own, his fourth of the season, to pull the Lions within one. Grollman and Becker each assisted on the play.
Tanner Congdon would level the game up at three 28 seconds before the game's midway point when he slapped home the rebound of a Malvasi shot in the slot. Becker started the play by forcing a Stonehill turnover in the neutral zone and picked up another assist. Later in the period,
Bryn Athyn's power play—which went 2-for-10 in the game—would give the Lions the lead at 14:04. A strong display of passing resulted in Grollman being left alone in the slot and he would rip a shot past the blocker of Stonehill netminder Billy Palmer to put Bryn Athyn in front for the first time. Ulmer and Becker ended up with assists on Grollman's eighth goal of the season.
Congdon's team-leading 10th goal of the season, coming at 6:15 of the third, would extend the Bryn Athyn advantage to 5-3 after he received a drop pass from Malvasi and then ripped a shot from the blue line that beat Palmer to his glove side.
The Lions wouldn't make it easy on themselves as they would commit two penalties 18 seconds apart and give the Skyhawks a 5-on-3 power play. Kayser Rai cashed in on the two-man advantage at 16:50 to pull the visitors within one. Bryn Athyn was called for another infraction with 2:02 left to give Stonehill a power play to end the game. Stonehill pulled Palmer with 1:46 left to make their advantage 6-on-4, but the Bryn Athyn penalty killers wouldn't give up a shot on goal to secure the win.
Kyle Woodruff opened the score at 7:01 of the first to give Stonehill a 1-0 lead. Then, Pamaylaon and Seth Murray traded power-play goals to make the score 2-1 at the 12:32 mark.
McKenzie Chalmers earned the victory with a 35-save performance. After allowed the third Stonehill goal, Chalmers stopped 28 of the 29 shots on goal he faced. Palmer ended up with 30 saves.
Bryn Athyn concludes its 2018-19 campaign against Stonehill on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in Junge Pavilion.