MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. – After scoring four unanswered goals, the Army West Point hockey team defeated Atlantic Hockey foe Robert Morris on the road.
The Black Knights are now riding a three-game unbeaten streak this season. The Cadets garnered three points this weekend for Atlantic Hockey standings which is the most by any Army team during a road series at Robert Morris.
The Black Knights were the first to strike.
Eric Butte netted his first-career goal 7:41 into the game.
Trevor Fidler got the puck down to Alex Wilkinson who passed it in front for a trailing Butte who slammed it home.
The Colonials scored two in three minutes to close out the period with one coming on the power play.
This gave Robert Morris a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.
Tucker DeYoung had an amazing effort to start the second period with a diving backhand. Unfortunately it was not counted as a score, but it seemed to spark something in Army for the remainder of the period.
Cody Fleckenstein set up the game-tying goal with 2:30 to go in the second stanza by carrying the puck down the ice and passing it in front. Zach Evancho backhanded the puck past Francis Marotte from the slot.
With 13 seconds left in the frame, the Black Knights took a 3-2 lead.
John Zimmerman took the initial shot from the blue line which was tipped in high on the glove side by Mason Krueger.
To start the third period, Colin Bilek scored for Army off a faceoff.
Krueger took the faceoff for the Black Knights and Bilek was able to take control of the puck and beat Marotte from the slot.
With 5:48 to go in the game, Dominic Franco scored his first of the season just five seconds into an Army power play.
Wilkinson and Dalton MacAfee set up the play for Franco who tapped the puck towards the middle of the ice and it ricocheted into the goal for the score to go ahead 5-2.
The Black Knights will travel to Mercyhurst this weekend for 7:05 p.m. puck drops on both Friday and Saturday night.