Army hockey’s marvelous run continued with offense from an unlikely source.
Sophomore defenseman Anthony Firriolo, who entered Saturday’s game against Long Island University with two goals on the season, recorded a hat trick and added two assists in a 6-3 victory on Senior Night.
Firriolo scored his first two goals on the power play and finished off Army’s scoring with an empty-net goal as the Black Knights extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games.
Firriolo’s five-point game was the first by an Army player since 2007.
The streak is longest in the Brian Riley era and longest since the 1995-96 team’s 12-game run.
Colin Bilek, the team’s leading scorer, added two power-play goals, his 15th and 16th on the season.
Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Army netted five goals in the second period. Jake Felker scored for the second straight night and John Zimmerman tied a career high with three assists.