UB tore through its first road trip of season returning to Buffalo after taking two from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. On Friday night the Bulls bested the Crimson hawks in a penalty filled 5-3 romp. Saturday Morning there was less more drama as the Bulls held had to beat back an IUP rally in the third by prevailed 5-4.
The Bulls now site at 4-0 heading into this weeks ACHA showcase event where they will get a chance to take on some of the better teams in the league.
Friday night the Bulls would never trail as Early in the first, with Scott Mack sitting in the Penalty box, UB Forward Matt Ganci's netted a short handed goal. Mack's penalty one of the 25 that the two teams would commit. IUP tied the game two minutes later on a goal by Joe Ford.
Daniel Wendt scored the go ahead goal with eleven seconds left in the first period putting IUP behind for good. Ganci and Wendt would each net one more goal and Freshman net minder Michael Musialowski would stop 38 of the 41 shots he faced in his first game for the Bulls.
Saturday the teams would go scoreless until Ryan Scall was called for roughing three minutes into the second period. IUP forward Brody Aukerman beat UB Senior Tom Latona for their first lead of the weekend. The lead was short lived as Tim Benner scored three minutes later to tie the game. The teams traded goals until John Fitzgerald put the Bulls ahead for good with five minutes left in the second.
The Bulls would build a 5-2 lead behind Goals by Timothy Root and Scott Mack. Midway through the third UB found themselves two men down as Vandermeer and Wojnowski committed infractions within 30 seconds of each other. UB would kill off one and be within spitting distance of the second but Casey Stern started the IUP comeback at 5:34 Joe Ford would pull IUP to within one but UB's defense and Latona held on for the win.
Three Stars for the Weekend:
3 - Scott Mack - 2 Goals, 1 Assist
2 - Matt Ganci 2 Goals (1 SH) 2 Assist
1 - Mike Musialowski - 41 Shots, 3 Goals (.927 sv%)