10/21/2012 – The men's hockey team suffered an overtime loss to the Wolves of Northwood at Grif's Ice House on Saturday evening. The Saints are now 4-2 on the season after splitting the home- and-home weekend series. The Saints were victorious on Friday night 7-1 in Midland.
The Saints returned to home ice for the second time this season after winning the opener last weekend (3-2) over Wayne State. This time around the Saints were on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreboard as Northwood scored the game winner in the first minute of overtime.
The Wolves used two first period power play goals to give themselves the early advantage. The Saints cut the lead in half as Carson Miller found the back of the net late in the second period. Kyle Jansens and Jake Stille were credited with assists on the first Aquinas goal. Northwood wasted little time in getting the goal back as Sam Gannon scored on the power play at the 6:30 mark of the final period.
Trailing by two goals, the Saints mounted their comeback. Jimmy McDonagh set up Christian Potter with a little over seven minutes to play to bring the Saints within one goal. The equalizer was recorded by Matt Krzykwa with 1:39 to play in regulation to force overtime. The overtime excitement was short lived as Sam Gannon scored the game winner for Northwood seven seconds into the extra ice time.
The Saints outshot Northwood 50-20, but it was the Wolves who converted on three of four power play opportunities.
Aquinas will return to action with a pair of home contests next weekend. The Saints will host Detroit Mercy on Friday and Kettering on Saturday at Grif's Ice House.