Neumann Scores Two Third Period Goals to Post 4-2 Win as King's Men's Hockey Continues to Improve

NOVEMBER 11, 2017

KING'S MEN'S HOCKEY FALLS TO NEUMANN

WILKES-BARRE -- The first-year King's College men's ice hockey team had an opportunity to contend for its first-ever victory as the Monarchs took visiting Newman University into the third period tied 2-2. But the Knights scored two goals midway through the final stanza to walk away with a 4-2 victory Saturday night at Revolution Ice.

With the win Neumann improved to 2-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference while King's slipped to 0-4 and 0-3 in the UCHC.

After a scoreless first period, Neumann struck first when Ryan Swain scored 3:19 into the second period off assists from Jake Davidson and Liam Board.

The Monarchs countered with 4:40 left in the period when Cameron Anklewich scored off assists from Nicholas Gullo and Jake O'Neill.

Neumann responded with its second goal with 1:18 remaining in the period when Thomas Mansbridge scored on a power play off assists from Connor Annett and Clayton Boyd.

But King's responded with a power-play goal of its own with 0:25 to go in the period when Palumbo struck net off assists from Andrew Newman and Gullo to knot the score at 2-2.

The score would remain the same until Barry Needler scored unassisted with 10:54 left in the contest. Neumann added the final goal of the game 2:32 later to seal the victory.

Neumann outshot King's 41-19. Monarch goalie Mike Cosentino made 37 saves in his first collegiate start. 

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