Ice hockey escapes Lehigh with win

It took 65 minutes of play and a shootout, but Temple ice hockey eventually escaped Lehigh with its third win in as many games.

Freshman Dave Brewer put in the go-ahead goal in the shootout and sophomore goalie Eric Semborski made the final savefor a 3-2 shootout win over Lehigh University Sunday.

Freshman forward Greg Malinowski scored in his Temple debut to get the Owls on the board in the second period.

Lehigh then had back-to-back goals in the third, the latter goal coming with 5:09 left to play. Semborski then replaced starter Chris Mullen, who was tagged with a 10 minute game misconduct after the second Lehigh goal.

Junior forward Joe Pisko responded about a minute later with a game-tying tally that eventually forced overtime.

Malinowski and freshman forward Jason Marbaich also scored for Temple in the shootout.

Temple improved to 3-0 after the win, and capped a weekend sweep after beating the College of New Jersey 5-2 on Friday night.

Though the Owls are rolling with three straight wins to begin the season, they will be challenged next weekend when they take on Montclair State and Penn State Universities on Saturday and Sunday respectively, both at Northeast Skatezone.

Saturday’s contest is slated to start at 8:30 pm.

-Drew Parent