Five goals from five different players added up to a 5-0 victory for the Niagara hockey team over Atlantic Hockey foe Army on Friday evening at a sold-out Dwyer Arena.
TJ Sarcona, Isaac Kohls, Stephen Pietrobon, Sam Alfieri and Hugo Turcotte each scored, while Niagara goaltender Jackson Teichroeb pushed aside 21 shots for his first collegiate victory.
The Purple Eagles (2-6-1) outshot Army, 20-5 in the first period, 12-11 in the second and 10-5 in the final frame.
It was also the first time since the start of the season that NU did not allow a power-play goal, going 5 for 5 while a man down, and scoring a short-handed tally.
Army goaltender and Williamsville North graduate Parker Gahagen made 37 saves in what was his first collegiate start.
In Columbus, Ohio, Canisius College fell at Ohio State, 3-0, in a nonconference game before 3,653 at Value City Arena. The Griffs were outshot, 34-20.
“Right now we’re a work in progress,” Canisius coach Dave Smith said. “There was some positives to take out of the game like the penalty kill, solid goaltending and the play of our main line.
“Our team success will come when everybody is continuing with top effort and physical play.”
The games are a homecoming for Smith, who played for Ohio State from 1988 to 1992, and was named Team MVP as a senior. In his ninth season at Canisius, Smith owns a 106-162-37 record.
Keegan Asmundson had 31 saves.
The same two teams meet again tonight at 7.