Niagara senior goaltender Jackson Teichroeb may have found his groove.
On Friday afternoon, he stopped 26 shots for his second consecutive shutout as the Purple Eagles and American International College played to a 0-0 tie in MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
Teichroeb made 37 saves for Niagara in a 4-0 win against Sacred Heart on Nov. 19. His shutout streak stretched to 140:21, dating back to the third period of Niagara’s 6-2 loss to Ohio State on Oct. 29.
Teichroeb is the first Niagara goalie to get back-to-back shutouts since Carsen Chubak did so against Connecticut (Nov. 2, 2012) and Army (Nov. 9, 2012).
"This was another really clutch effort by Teichroeb in goal," Niagara coach Dave Burkholder said. "We were hoping to get him (a goal) and get him the win. Our defensive corps was solid in a very tight-checking affair."
Alex Murray made 28 saves for AIC, which moved to 2-4-5 in Atlantic Hockey play. Niagara is now 2-3-2 in league play.
It was the third scoreless tie in Niagara program history. Niagara also played 0-0 games on Oct. 8, 2011, at RIT and Feb. 28, 2009, at Robert Morris.
The teams play again at 5:05 p.m. Saturday.
Mercyhurst tops Canisius
Five different players scored for Merychurst as the Lakers earned a 5-1 win over Canisius in HarborCenter.
The Lakers built a 2-0 lead before the Griffs got on the board with a power play goal by Jesse Pereira at 3:28 of the second. But Mercyhurst regained its two-goal lead in the third, then capitalized when Canisius was whistled for a too-many-men penalty to make it a 4-1 game. An empty-net goal sealed the win for the Lakers, now 5-5-0 in Atlantic Hockey.
The Griffs fell to 4-3-2 in conference play.