Lions Slip by Sabres, 1-0

FOND DU LAC, Wis. ( – The Marian University men's hockey team was shut out at home to visiting Finlandia University, losing their second straight MCHA conference game, this evening, Nov. 9 at Blue Line Family Ice Center.

The Lions escaped with the win with a late goal in the final period of the match. The Lions took advantage of a late power-play opportunity as Collin Saint-Onge scored the game-winner at the 14:47 mark, assisted by Ryan Bradley and Sean Burke.

Finlandia improved to 2-2-0 overall, 2-1-0 in MCHA action with the win, while Marian fell to 1-3-1 (1-2-0 MCHA) with the loss.

Despite Marian winning the shots on goal category, 40-19, Finlandia goal keeper, Troy Chandler remained a brick wall throughout the match stopping all 40 shots for his first shut out of the season.

In the second period, the Sabres got off 16 shots and had a power-play opportunity at the 9:21 mark, but were unable to convert a goal with the advantage. At the very end of the period, Sabre, Robbie Bailey had a chance at a goal after rebounding his initial shot, but Chandler make the quick glove save.

It looked as if the match was about to head into overtime, but the Lions took advantage of late penalty by Sabre Tyler Kelin, scoring 29 seconds into the power-play. With 43 seconds remaining, the Sabres pulled goalie, Josh Baker for the one man advantage, but were unable to convert anything positive.

Marian will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 10, to complete the series at Blue Line Family Center. Game time is slated for 4:00 p.m.