Lakers cruise in season opener
Heseltine scores three goals on five shots to spark Mercyhurst
Troy Press scored the game's first goal with 8:29 left in the first quarter, but the Lakers quickly took control. Kyle Kallay evened the score with 5:20 to go in the opening period. Kallay then assisted on goals by Zac Reid and Heseltine early in the second quarter.
Brian Scheetz dished out two assists, as Heseltine and Deven Alves both scored midway through the second to put Hurst up 5-1.
In the second half, Kallay posted an unassisted goal with 10:26 to go and then Heseltine picked up the hat trick with help from Scheetz. Reid tallied his second score of the day before Wingate finally scored its second goal. David Lee and James Wells got the Bulldogs within five scores.
Matt Hummel and Scheetz each scored to put the contest away in the fourth quarter.
Heseltine scored three goals on five shots. Kallay had two goals and two assists, while Scheetz added a goal and three helpers. Reid scored twice, while Alves and Hummel each had a goal and an assist. Scheetz led Hurst with six groundballs, while Mitch McAvoy won 7-12 faceoffs and Kyle Lindsay went 5-5 on his faceoff efforts.
Michael Grace made nine saves in his debut as the Lakers' goalkeeper.