The Butler Bulldogs tied Denison University 3-3 in a rough and penalty-filled game.
A return of a former Butler player now playing for Denison resulted in both teams beginning the game on edge. The Dawgs started the game on their heels and gave up an early goal. Butler had their chances but were held scoreless in the first period. Denison went into the first intermission up 1-0.
The second period was scoreless until Ben Otto finally got one passed the Denison goaltender with 4 minutes left in the period. This broke the game open with Brady Murphy scoring a minute later but that was quickly answered by Denison to tie the game 2-2. The Dawgs would not be stopped however as Eric Gentry scored with a minute left in the period to give Butler the 3-2 lead going into the second intermission.
Both teams had multiple chances in the third period before Denison tied it up with 8 minutes remaining in the 3rd period. Neither team could score so an overtime period was needed. Both teams traded chances again but both goaltenders stood tall. The game ended in a 3-3 tie as ACHA rules do not include shootouts after the second week of play.
The Dawgs move to 5-2-1 and get some much needed rest over Thanksgiving break. The next weekend series is at home against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels with games at 9:40 PM on Friday Dec. 1 and a 4:50 start on Saturday Dec. 2.