Adrian hammers Blue Devils in men’s hockey

ADRIAN, Mich. – One bad spell was too much for Fredonia State to overcome Saturday against the Adrian Bulldogs.

The Blue Devils (2-5-1) allowed three goals is less than three minutes early in the second period and eventually fell to the No. 5 ranked – and unbeaten – Bulldogs, 7-2.

John DeFeo and Stephen Castriota scored power-play goals for Fredonia State. The Blue Devils were outshot, 40-22.

Christopher Eiserman was credited with 33 saves. Adrian’s James Hamby made 20 stops.

Adrian improved to 8-0 with a balanced offense in which seven different players had one goal each.

Each team had a power-play goal in the first period. Adrian’s Shelby Gray opened the scoring with a slap shot from the right circle at 10:57. The Blue Devils countered with 11 seconds left in the period as DeFeo scored during a scramble after Hamby made the initial stop of a slapshot from the right point. Jared Wynia and Castriota assisted.

Adrian took control on goals by Jake Fiegel, John Ranalli, and Brent Sauer in a span of 2:42 of the second period before Castriota scored his fourth goal of the season at 16:46. Zach White and Ryan Wilkinson picked up assists.

Brent Pinkerton, Duston Hebebrand and Austin Hervey added third-period goals for Adrian.

The Blue Devils are back in action 3:30 p.m. Sunday against USA Hockey’s Under-18 National Development Team at Ann Arbor, Mich.