Trailing Penn State 2-0 entering the third The Icepack mounted a furious third period comeback to knock off the Nittany Lions 3-2 at Wake Competition Center on Friday night.
Penn Stat'e Ryan long tallied a pair of goals in the first and second off of Joe DeLaurentis feeds. The Ice Lions limited put NC State on ice offensively for the first two periods, holding the potent Icepack attack to just 12 shots through two stanzas.
The third period was a different story as the relentless Icepack attack returned for the third. A Chris Solomon slapper from the slot got the Icepack back on track offensively five minutes into the third off the Icepack's 22nd power play goal of the season. The Icepack leveled the score at two on a 5x3 goal by Colby Pederson. The Icepack continued their assault on Penn State's goal but stayed level until Pederson got one by Penn State goalie Alex Gadowski, on a nifty move after a seam pass from Solomon with 1:50 left to give the Icepack the win. NC State outshot Penn State 17-7 in the third to turn the tables on the Ice Lions.
Eric Daniel turned aside 24 shots to earn his fourth win on the season. The Icepack moved to 7-1 on the year and 7-0 in ACHA 2M2 play.