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Chris Perry
1/15/2006, 02:07 AM
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OKLAHOMA 6, NAVY 3

The No. 17 University of Oklahoma® Hockey club exploded for five goals in the second period on their way to a convincing 6-3 win over the United States Naval Academy Saturday night in Oklahoma City. In an extremely exciting and fast-paced first period, defenseman Mark Tylka put OU on the board with a shot from the point that found its way into the Navy net at 12:47. Minutes later, Navy tied the score at 1 on a short-handed breakaway goal. Navy took a 2-1 lead in the second period before the Sooners’ offense erupted. Kelly Forbes tipped in a shot from the point to tie the game at 2. Laddy Tresl scored the prettiest goal of the night when he went top shelf on a breakaway to put OU up 3-2. Matt Pangrac ripped a slapper from the top of the right circle that nailed a post and the Navy goaltender’s back before going in to give the Sooners a 4-2 lead. And in the last minute of play in the second period, Shawn Webber and Ross Morgan scored 17 seconds apart to give OU a commanding 6-2 lead. Navy scored with six seconds to go in the period to make the score 6-3 and that was the end of the scoring for the evening even though there was another 20 minutes to play. Neither team scored on the power play tonight, Navy going 0 for 7 while OU was 0 for 6. Sooners goaltender Aaron Schmeilski stopped 16 of the 19 Navy shots he faced while starting Navy goaltender Ryan Dobie stopped 8 of the 14 OU shots he faced before being replaced for the third period by Sean Ublacker who stopped all 7 Sooners shots he faced.

The win improves OU’s record to 13-8-2 while Navy drops to 10-10-0. The Sooners will take on Navy again in a special early evening Sunday game at 5:00 P.M. at Blazers Ice Centre.
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Navy 1 2 0-3
Oklahoma 1 5 0–6
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FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, OU, Tylka (Allan, Tresl), 12:47; 2, Navy, Krmpotich (unassisted), 15:14 (sh). Penalties: Navy, Liles (high sticking), 1:56; OU, Tresl (checking from behind), 5:23; OU, Webber (slashing), 7:36; Navy, Gross (cross-checking), 14:25.

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 3, Navy, Schwob (Schnappinger), 3:01; 4, OU, Forbes (Force), 7:56; 5, OU, Tresl (Force), 12:37; 6, OU, Pangrac (Smith, Brewer), 14:32; 7, OU, Webber (Ritter), 19:16; 8, OU, Morgan (Pangrac), 19:33; 9, Navy, Culliton (Schwob, Schnappinger), 19:54. Penalties: Navy, Krmpotich (roughing, roughing), 16:41; OU, Jewell (roughing, roughing), 16:41; OU, Pimm (boarding), 17:04.

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Navy, Schnappinger (interference), :27; OU, Jewell (slashing), 7:05; OU, Hall (elbowing), 9:27; Navy, Sullivan (tripping), 13:25; Navy, Doherty (high sticking), 14:07; Navy, Kunst (cross-checking), 15:06; OU, Webber (roughing), 17:01; OU, Brewer (tripping), 18:30.

Shots on goal:
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Navy 5 8 6-19
Oklahoma 6 8 7-21
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Goalies: OU, Schmeilski (19 shots, 16 saves); Navy, Dobie (14, 8), Ublacker (7, 7). Referee: Mariconda. Linesmen: Cox, Henderson. A: 1,483.

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