Maryland scored four goals in the third period for a 5-3 comeback win Friday night at the Gardens Ice House.
The Terps controlled the puck for much of the first period. They had plenty of scoring opportunities but couldn’t find the back of the net. Georgetown goalie Josh Heckman stifled the Terps offense with some incredible saves. Zack Arden put the Terps on the board in the second. At the start of the third period, the Terps were facing an uphill battle, as Heckman kept the Terps off the board for most of the night.
“They impressed us,” said Arden. “Their goalie kind of stood on his head. He looked like he was going to steal that game for maybe the first 50 minutes.”
But Arden wasn’t done after his first score. The captain put the team on his back as he added another goal late in the third period to tie it at three. Arden finished the night with four points, two goals and two assists. One of those assist came with 56 seconds left in regulation, as he set Ben Friedland up with the game winning goal. “[Friedland] is such a good player. You just have to feed him and he is gonna put it in the net,” Arden said. “I love playing with him.”
Head Coach Jim Gaudet praised Arden for his play. “He brings a lot of heart. He’s all about this team, he’s all about the University of Maryland,” Gaudet said. “He’s a true leader.”
Maryland extends their record to 18-7-1 on the season. The Terps return to action tomorrow night for Senior night vs. Stevenson University at 7 p.m.
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