FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University freshman Ryan Paul scored off a pass from Brandon Hamner halfway through the 3rd period to break a 1-1 tie and send the Rams past Westfield State by a score of 2-1 in Conference action Saturday evening at Loring Arena.
With the win the Rams improve to 2-1-2 on the season and 1-1 in Conference play. The Owls are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
The Owls opened up the scoring a little over halfway through the first when FX Girard scored a power play goal with assists from Robert Neuwirth and Nik Passero.
The Rams knotted the game at 1 in the second period on a power play of their own in the 7thminute of the frame. Jack Sheehan found the back of the net with help from Jake McKinnon, a Framingham High graduate, and Brody McDougal.
Paul’s game winner was the only score of the third period.
Greg Harney made 31 stops in the win for the Rams including a flurry of chances late in the third period. Kameron Limburg turned away 26 shots in the setback for the Owls.
The Owls held the advantage in total shots 32-to-28 after dominating the pace of play in the first period but the Rams rebounded in the later periods.
Neither side was overly effective on the power play as the Rams went 1-for-7 on the man advantage and the Owls converted once in six attempts.
The Rams return to the ice on Tuesday, November 14, when they travel to Assumption College.
Release courtesy of Framingham State athletics