WATERTOWN, Mass. – Sophomore Dan Koudys (Grimsby, Ontario/Burlington Cougars) and senior Erik Peterson (Shorewood, Minn./Sioux Falls Stampede) each had two goals as Bentley University defeated Sacred Heart 6-2 in the home and Atlantic Hockey opener for the Falcons.
Bentley scored three times in the second period, with the goals coming from Peterson, freshman Jared Rickord (Skokie, Ill./Springfield Jr. Blues) and Koudys on the power play.
Sacred Heart's David Berube got the Pioneers to within 3-1 with a goal at 6:45 of the third, but just 14 seconds later, Koudys struck again to restore the three-goal margin.
Just 1:18 after Koudys' goal, sophomore Brett Hartung (Tallahassee, Fla./Wichita Falls Wildcats) scored to make it 5-1, which chased Sacred Heart goalie Steven Legatto from the game.
Senior Joe Calvi (New Lenox, Ill./New England Jr. Huskies) was solid in net for the second straight game, making 27 saves for the win.
Bentley improves to 2-3-1 and 1-0 in Atlantic Hockey, while Sacred Heart drops to 0-5-1 and 0-1-1 in the conference.
The Falcons return to action on Nov. 12 at Niagara.
At Watertown, Mass.
Sacred Heart (0-5-1, 0-1-1 AHA) 0 0 2 -- 2
Bentley (2-3-1, 1-0 AHA) 0 3 3 -- 6
1st Period: No Scoring
3rd Period: SH, David Berube (Ben Ketchum, Matt Gingera) 6:45; B, Koudys (Peterson, Campanelli) 6:59; B, Brett Hartung (Justin Breton) 8:17; S, EX Reid Macleod (Berube, Ketchum) 16:45; B, EN Peterson (unassisted)
Shots: B, 38; S, 29
Saves: B, Joe Calvi 27; S, Steven Legatto 26, Oliver St. Onge 6
Penalties: B, 7-17; S, 7-28
Power Plays: B, 1-5; S, 1-4