ARMY WEST POINT Rocks the Mids
Posted on January 31st, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD - McMullen Ice Arena rocked as Navy (D1) tied the game 3-3 in the third period, erasing ARMY WEST POINT's third 1-goal lead of the epic tilt. Navy's Senior Night looked like a going away party for the homestanding Mids, their Moms and Dads, and the USNA crowd.

But it was the Midshipmen and McMullen who were rocked as the Cadets capitalized on a breakaway, then iced the game on an empty net goal. The men from the granite castle on the Hudson stunned the Mids 5-3 and walked away with a signature victory for the program.

Firstie (senior) Nico Candelmo backstopped the victory, stopping 45 of 48 shots as the Mids doubled the Cadets in shots but couldn't solve the netminder. ARMY WEST POINT surged ahead 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 on goals by Austin Pearson, Kyle Vogel, and Cory Miller but the Mids answered each lead.

The Cadets grabbed their fourth lead of the game, 4-3 on a goal by Thane Heller, and Navy pulled their goaltender for the extra man but couldn't overcome Candelmo's mastery. An empty net goal by Heller sunk Navy and over 1,200 shell-shocked fans dragged out of McMullen Ice Arena as the men in black mobbed their goaltender.

Posted in 2015_2016    Tagged with Army Navy, Navy, DI

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