Men’s hockey roundup: RMU vs. Mercyhurst

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The Colonials three goals in the first period wasn’t enough as RMU fell at the hands of the Lakers on the road.

By Ian Kist

Feb. 17, 2017

Mercyhurst 7 (12-15-4, AHC 11-10-4), RMU 4 (16-11-4, AHC 12-10-3): RMU dropped its fifth straight Friday night game as the Mercyhurst Lakers handed the Colonials a three score defeat in Erie, Pennsylvania at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. RMU opened the game with 2 early goals coming from freshman Luke Lynch and junior Elias Ghantous. Senior Daniel Leavens then extended RMU’s lead to 3-1 minutes later. However, Mercyhurst used a 5-goal run from 17:44 of the first period to 17:29 of the second period to jolt the Lakers to a 6-3 lead. Lynch recorded his second goal of the game in the third period to cut the Colonials deficit to 6-4 but the Lakers tacked on 1 more goal to secure the win. Freshman Francis Marotte started the game for the Colonials in goal but was replaced by senior net-minder Dalton Izyk in the second period after giving up his fifth goal. Izyk gave up 1 goal and made 14 saves.