Dutchmen advance to final in Northern Ireland
BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Sophomore Jack Adamsprovided the scoring needed to propel the Union College men's hockey team to the 2018 Friendship Four championship game, scoring in regulation and netting the shootout winner in a 1-1 tie with Yale in the tournament's opening game on Friday afternoon. The Dutchmen will play the winner between Boston University and Connecticut tomorrow at 2 p.m. (ET). The game will be televised live on TSN in Canada, NESN in the United States and online through ESPN+.
Jack Adams scored his fifth goal of the season.
Brendan Taylor and Adams scored in the shootout to help Union win 2-1 in three rounds.
Darion Hanson made 31 saves, including 12 in the second period alone.
The Dutchmen won 60-percent of the face offs.
Yale was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Union was scoreless on three opportunities.
How It Happened Adams and the Union offense capitalized on an early mistake by Yale in the opening moments of the game to take a 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs battled back the rest of the game and eventually scored the equalizer in the third period. After a scoreless overtime period, the game officially ended as a 1-1 tie, but a shootout was needed to determine who would play in Saturday's championship game. Brendan Taylor scored first in the shootout, but Yale followed up with a goal from Evan Smith. In the second round, both netminders made saves to keep it tied at 1-1. Adams went third for Union placing the puck behind Yale's Corbin Kaczperski for the second time in the contest. Hanson followed the goal up with a stop on Yale's leading scorer Joe Snively to give Union the 2-1 shootout win.