Weekly Army Hockey Report: Part One

The Boys of Tate are back!
Coming off of an early exit in the quarterfinals of the American Hockey Conference tournament, hopes are high for this year’s squad.
The first week of the season wasn’t what head coach Brian Riley wanted, but they ended the week strong.

The season opened with a tough loss against a pretty good Union team. They had to travel to Schenectady.
Union opened the scoring with a short-handed goal, they followed that with two more in the second half.
Army would respond, scoring on a powerplay. Dalton MacAfee put one in the back of the net with the assists coming from Alex Wilkinson and Zach Evancho.
Union would net one more let in the second and win the game 4-1.
After the game things got emotional as Army went over to hug a Union player who lost his brother a few weeks ago.

Next up was the home opener against UConn.

Alex Wilkinson opened the scoring on a power play to put the Black Knights up 1-0.
After that UConn proceeded to score four goals in a row to make it a 4-1 game going into the third.
Alex Wilkinson scored again to make it a 4-2 game, but the Huskies would score again and hold on to that lead and win 5-2.
Next up, the Black Knights were at home again. This time against Merrimack.
Army started this game with a BANG.
The first period saw not one, not two, but three Army goals.

After this one, Zach Evancho netted Army’s second goal on a power play.
The Black Knights would score one more time, this time it was Brendan Soucie. This goal is beautiful, I can watch it over and over again.

That would be all the scoring for Army. They had to fight off a late rally by the Merrimack team who cut the Army lead to one.
The Black Knights held on to win to get their first win of the season.

Looking Ahead

Two away games for the Black Knights this coming weekend against Robert Morris.

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