#27 Isaac Levine and the rest of the Bullets suffered their first loss but also had a big win
November 6, 2016
Gettysburg @ Penn State Harrisburg (4-8)
The Bullets travelled to Annville to face PSU Harrisburg, undermanned but hopeful. Gburg jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Connor Shalleck and Jack Kolpak. However, the period would close out with three straight Penn State goals. End of the first was 3-2 Penn State.
Once again, as the second period opened, Gettysburg struck early with goals in the first two minutes by James Miller and Reed Berestecky. However, once again, Penn State would tie the score to make it 4-4 after two periods.
The smaller Gburg squad ran out of gas in the third period, despite many good saves from goaltender Tom Pelchat. The third period scoring was all Penn State as they tallied four, to make the final Penn State 8, Gettysburg 4. Penn State outshot Gettysburg 39 to 26 to give the Bullets their first loss of the season. The game was also marred by penalties, with Penn State being called for 11 of the 16 total penalties.
Gettysburg @ Mount St Marys (14-1)
Sunday night, after smarting from the loss to PSU Harrisburg, the Blue & Orange travelled to Frederick, MD to face Mount St Marys. The first period was all Bullets, as freshmen Jack Kolpak, Connor Shalleck, Phil Motter, then Kolpak again, James Miller, Isaac Levine and finally Shalleck, gave Gettysburg a 7-0 first period advantage.
The second period saw Connor Shalleck get the hat trick, followed by Phil Motter's second goal, then a hat trick for Jack Kolpak and finally the first goal of his college career for #24, Jimmy Barnes. End of two periods, 10-0 Gburg.
The third period scoring saw James Miller get his second goal of the game, followed by Jack Kolpak's fourth and Isaac Levine's second of the game, marking his first points as a college player. The last goal of the period went to Mount St Marys, making the final score 14-1 Gettysburg. The third period was a raucous one, marked by ten penalties between the two teams as tensions ran high.
All told, the game saw freshmen Jack Kolpak finish with 7 points, James Miller with 8 points, and league leading scorer Connor Shalleck with 8 points, giving him a total of 27 points on the year.
The Bullets resume action on Saturday, November 12 at York Ice Arena against Bucknell.