NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 overtime draw against Anna Maria College in its first-ever home game at the Ralph Walker Skating Rink Friday evening in New Haven, Conn. Alexander Lazier's (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) goal with just 17 seconds left in the second period guided the Falcons to its second straight draw.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 1 | Anna Maria 1 (OVERTIME)
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (0-1-2) | Anna Maria (2-0-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a tightly contested first period, the AMCATS took the lead in the game with a goal by Michael Padgeon just 2:51 into the second period. Streaking down the right side of the ice, Padgeon received a pass from Quinn Chevers-Whorms and scored to the top right corner on a beautiful stroke. The goal was on the power play, as the visitors finished 1-for-3 with an extra man.
Needing an answer late in the period, Lazier found daylight in front of the net to knot the score at 1-1. Harley Michaels (Kirkland, Quebec) initiated the play with a shot from the blue line that deflected off Dino Antoniadis (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) to find Lazier for the score. This tally also came on the power play, as the Falcons also finished 1-for-3 with an extra skater.
Just as he has done all season, Pierce Diamond (Edmonton, Alberta) continued to be a rock in net for the Falcons, making 41 saves, 16 in the third period and overtime combined. Diamond made multiple key saves late in the contest, which included stuffing a breakaway in the third period.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Albertus - Pierce Diamond (T, 0-1-2): Shots on Goal 42 | Goals-Against 1 | Saves 41
Anna Maria - Brendan Boncore (T, 2-0-1): Shots on Goal 26 | Goals-Against 1 | Saves 25
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Anna Maria held a substantial lead in shots in the game, tallying 42 to Albertus's 26.
• Both teams finished with three penalties for six minutes in the box.
• Both programs also went 1-for-3 on the power play.
• Jacob Ducharme (Derby Line, Vt.) and Owen Allan (Ancaster, Ontario) led the Falcons in shots with four each.
• In total, 12 different Albertus players recorded a shot.
• Anna Maria's Gavin Proeh led all players with eight shots.
• Diamond made 41 saves in goal for the Falcons tonight.
• Today's game was the first for Albertus at the newly-renovated Ralph Walker Skating Rink.
• Lazier's goal tonight is the first of his season.
• With the goal, Lazier now leads the team with three points.
• Both Michaels and Antoniadis recorded their first career assists tonight, with the latter's being his first career point.
• Diamond set a new season record with 41 saves.
• Albertus has notched two consecutive ties, as it drew Saint Michael's, 2-2, on Nov. 2.
The Falcons are back at home on Sunday, Nov. 10, to challenge Bryn Athyn College. The opening puck drop for Albertus' second home game is slated for 5:30 p.m.