Special Teams Key to Men's Hockey Win Over St. Mary's

Special Teams Key to Men's Hockey Win Over St. Mary's

Jason McAloon and Mike Violette scored shorthanded goals less than 30 seconds apart in the first period as the men's hockey team defeated St. Mary's (Minn.) 5-3 on Friday night at the Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The Cardinals (5-5, 3-1 MIAC) got on the board at 8:12 of the first period on a goal by Nick Nagel and assisted by Brad Denney and Bobby Thompson.  

Lake Forest (3-7-2, 1-6-1 MCHA) responded with two shorthanded goals from McAloon and Violoette at 17:03 and 17:31 respectively. McAloon's goal was a one timer from the left faceoff circle and Violette skated in alone on the goalie.

Lake Forest extended its lead to 3-1 at 2:33 of the second period as David Sharpe scored from Alec DeAngelo and McAloon.

St. Mary's came back again with a goal of its own at 13:34 with the Cardinals on the power play to cut the lead 3-2. The Foresters then rattled off two goals exactly two minutes apart at 16:59 and 18:59 from Roberto Caparelli and Sharpe. Sharpe's goal was a poer play goal. 

The Cardinals finished out the scoring at 9:06 of the third period for a 5-3 score.

Forester goalie Brendan Sullivan made 28 saves while Jason Horstman stopped 17 shots and Andy Scheib made 12 saves for St. Mary's.

The two teams meet again at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Alumni Memorial Auditorium.  

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