NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara hockey team (6-12-2, 5-5-2-1 AHA) fell to Scared Heart (7-7-3, 5-4-2-2 AHA), 2-1, on Saturday to split its season series with the Pioneers.

Game Recap
First Period

Second Period

  • Harpur, Rodne and Stanley created opportunities in the first few minutes of the second period, but none of their shots hit their mark.
  • A little over nine minutes into the period, the Purple Eagles were back on the power play. Sommer, Mysak and Shane Ott all had chances.
  • Naumovski put the Purple Eagles on the board, and tied the score, 1-1, with a breakaway goal at 14:28. He was assisted by Nilsson and Herrmann.
  • The Pioneers quickly answered, scoring less than three minutes later to get back ahead, 2-1.

Third Period

  • About six minutes into the third period, NU was on the power play. Sommer had back-to-back opportunities, but one shot was saved and one was blocked.
  • Naumovski and Nilsson had strong chances in the final minutes of the period, but the Pioneers came away with the 2-1 win.

Eagle’s Eye On

  • Harpur led the Purple Eagles in shots with four.
  • Nilsson had a team-high four blocked shots.
  • Jake Sibell (0-5-1) made 31 saves on the night.

Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles play two games at Air Force Jan. 14-15.

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