Oct. 9, 2004
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Chris Migliaro scored twice on the power play in the second period as the Black Knights exploded for three goals in the stanza en route to a 5-1 victory over Ryerson Saturday evening at Tate Rink. The win completes a two-game sweep of the Rams in Army's season-opening weekend series.
All five of the Black Knights' markers came on the power play, finishing 5-for-13 with the man advantage.
Trailing 1-0 after one period despite outshooting the Rams 21-7, Army's hard work around the opposition's net finally paid off thanks to a spark from its power play unit. The Black Knights scored three extra-man goals on five opportunities to open up a two-goal advantage after 40 minutes of play.
Freshman Chris Bilec
registered his first college goal off a feed from Nick Cahill
. Bilec, set up in the slot area, one-timed a laser past Ryerson starting goaltender Mark Ferman to knot the game at one apiece. Migliaro then deflected a shot past Alex Turgeon-Cote, who relieved Ferman in goal, at the 14:52 mark and banged home his second of the period with just three seconds left in the stanza.
Just 43 seconds into the third period, Army again took advantage of a Rams penalty carried over from the second period when freshman Robb Ross notched his first college goal off a deflection in front. Ross' blast from the blue line hit a Ryerson defender in front of the net and ricocheted past Turgeon-Cote.
Senior co-captain Chad Fifield finished off the Rams with a power play goal of his own with just five seconds left in the game. It was the second straight game with a goal for Fifield, who has four career markers against Ryerson in his career.
Brad Roberts picked up the win in goal again on Saturday, making 15 saves in limited action. Army outshot Ryerson 58-16 on the night and 98-32 for the weekend.
Army opens its Atlantic Hockey schedule next Saturday at Sacred Heart at 5 p.m.