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Buffalo State men’s hockey shoots past Bryn Athyn to open season, 5-2

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Freshmen Ryan Edgar (Foristell, MO/Whitfield) and Hayden Ford (Medford, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) each netted their first collegiate goals in the third period to help Buffalo State pull away from visiting Bryn Athyn for a 5-2 victory in the opening day of the Bengals Classic tonight at the Ice Arena.

THE BASICS

FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State – 5, Bryn Athyn - 2
LOCATION:  Ice Arena - Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS:  Buffalo State (1-0), Bryn Athyn (0-1)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Reid Bibb (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) and Zach Remers (Clarence, NY/Canisius) finished with a goal and an assist each, and Hugo Petit (Chelsea, QC/CIH Academy) also scored for the Bengals.
  • Mac Wood (Simcoe, ON/SCS) chipped in three assists.
  • Buffalo State dominated the first period, outshooting the Lions 12-3, but the opening 20 minutes concluded scoreless.
  • Bibb opened the scoring with a rebound tally just 12 seconds into the second period.
  • Bryn Athyn evened the score minutes later, capitalizing on a two-man advantage.
  • The Bengals responded with a pair of power-play goals of their own to reclaim the lead for good. 
  • Petit ripped a one-timer form the left point to make in 3-2, before Remers scored from the slot off a behind-the-back pass from Bibb.
  • Bryn Athyn made things interesting pulling within one with just 1.6 seconds remaining in the middle frame.
  • Edgar wired a shot home to extend the lead 5:31 into the final stanza and Ford completed the scoring with a point shot through traffic that found the back of the net.
  • Buffalo State finished with a 38-20 advantage in shots on goal and was 2 for 4 on the power play.  Bryn Athyn was 1 for 5 with the man-advantage.
  • Connor Minch (Manchester, NH/Manchester Central) finished with 18 saves in the win.

FOR THE FOES
  • Brycon Johnson and Dakota Ulmer scored for Bryn Athyn.
  • McKenzie Chalmers finished with 33 saves.
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will face Curry in tomorrow's championship game at 6:30 p.m.  Bryn Athyn will play Nazareth in the consolation game at 3 p.m.  Curry and Nazareth tied in today's early game, 2-2, before Curry advanced in a shootout.