ANGOLA, Ind. – Marian University men’s hockey (3-4-0, 2-0-0 NCHA) fell to Trine 4-3 in overtime to cap off a three-game road trip.
Trine was able to get out to a fast start against the Sabres who were playing their third game in as many days. Despite the fast start, the Sabres were able to hold the Thunder to just one power-play score in the opening period.
The Sabres found their equalizer in the second period when sophomore Blake Kleiner scored his second goal of the season with assists to sophomore Ty Enns and freshman Ty Mosimann. The score put the game at 1-1 heading into the final period.
Marian found the back of the net first when sophomore Zach Lawrence scored his first goal of the season at the 3:49 mark with assists to freshmen Mason Richey and Kellan Rosenbaum. Another power-play score from the Thunder evened things up shortly after. Mosimann was able to tally his second goal of the season with just under five minutes left in regulation to put the Sabres ahead 3-2, assists to juniors Nathan Walker and Parker Colley. With an empty net in their defensive zone, Trine was able to force overtime with a score with just 25.4 seconds remaining.
Using this momentum, Trine was able to score just 52 seconds into overtime to seal the come-from-behind victory.
In his first start of the season, sophomore Dawson Rodin (0-1-0) made 40 saves on the 44 shots he faced.
Marian returns to NCHA action hosting Lawrence Friday, Feb. 19 for an 8 p.m. puck drop.