Kenston hands Roosevelt icers first road loss of season

By JIM SMITH | correspondent Published:

Kent Roosevelt's ice hockey team dropped their first road game of the season in the White East Division at The Pond in Auburn Township on Saturday night, losing to the Kenston Bombers 4-1.

While opening the game's scoring in the first period, the Rough Riders' Scott Rainey scored Kent's only goal of the game at 3:51 of the period. Junior defenseman Jack Schmauch assisted on the effort.

Kenston senior defenseman Ben Kinney responded with an unassisted goal at 2:12 of the initial period.

While the Roosevelt penalty killing had been performing well early in the season, its inability to stop the Kenston power play was costly as the Bombers' final three goals were on extra-man opportunities in the second and third periods.

"It's something we have been doing well. Tonight was the other end of the spectrum. We need to attack pucks in the defense zone, we need to crank that up," said Roosevelt coach Ben Barlow said of his team's struggle on the penalty kills.

The Bombers' first power-play goal was scored by Junior Alex Petre on assists by freshman Ryan Herpy and Kinney at 7:21 of the second period.

Less than two minutes later, Kenston sophomore Cooper Nash tallied the next power-play effort with assists by freshman Mike Nero and Kinney.

Nash, with an assist from Kinney, scored the final power-play goal, and final goal of the game, at 8:42 of the third period.

The Bombers' Kinney tallied four points on the night with one goal and three assists.

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