From CUAA Athletics
(Kent, OH) – The Concordia men’s hockey travelled to hosted Kent State on Saturday afternoon in the second half of a weekend home-and-home series. The Golden Flashes jumped out to an early lead and wouldn’t look back, eventually beating the Cardinals 5-1.
Kent State got off to a quick start, recording three goals in the opening frame and outshooting CUAA 14-12 in the period, taking a 3-0 lead into the break.
The second was more of the same, as the Golden Flashes took advantage of a five minute powerplay with a goal early in the middle frame. Both sides would produced opportunities the remainder of the period, but the goalies stood firm as Kent State held a 4-0 lead at the second intermission.
The Cardinals took advantage of a powerplay early in the third, as Hunter Kepple would convert from the high slot to cut the Flashes lead to 3. Abel Christians and Tristan Waechter picked up assists on the score.
While Concordia continued to push, Kent State used multiple powerplays to contol the play and added another score before time expired, defeating the Cardinals by the score of 5-1.
Stephen-Ward Brown started in net for CUAA, making 11 saves before being relieved in the second period by Elijah Gibbons, who made 19 saves on 20 shots.
CUAA will be back in action next Friday at home as they return to conference play with a matchup against Cleary. Puck drop is set for 8:30pm at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea, MI.
(Originally published at https://cuaa.prestosports.com/sports/acha/2021-22/releases/20220109lk2ll4)