Framingham State Wins Season Opener at Loring Arena; First Collegiate Win For Coach Bailey

By Framingham State athletics

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State men’s ice hockey team defeated visiting Post University by a score of 4-3 in the Rams season opener at recently renovated Loring Arena Thursday evening.

The win is also the first collegiate win for Framingham State’s first-year head coach Mike Bailey.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Rams opened up the scoring in a hurry scoring twice in the first five minutes. In the third minute Bryan Whelan  scored the season’s first goal with assists from Trevor Lewandoski  & Walker Hamilton.
  • Just over a minute later Mason Ledbetter scored his first career goal with an assist from Ryan McDonough.
  • The Eagles answered with a power play goal when Niko Grollman scored with an assist from Evan Lugo.
  • The Rams scored late in the first when Hamilton beat the Eagles goalie Brandon Brown  with help from Soren Colstrup and Ryan Paul
  • The Eagles cut their deficit to 3-2 early in the second from when Jake Raleigh  scored on the power play with help from Noah Wild  and Nolan Arbuckle

  • The Rams answered moments later on a power play of their own when Brandon Hamner found the back of the cage with help from McDonough and Jack Sheehan.
  • The Eagles cut the deficit to one with just over five minutes to play when Kieran Hurley  sent in a one-time pass from Raleigh off the post and in.
  • Post had plenty of good looks in the third period but numerous athletic stops by Rams net minder Greg Harney  kept the game out of reach.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Brown made 30 stops in net for the Eagles
  • Harney made 46 stops in the cage for the Rams.
  • The Hawks were 1-for- 8 on the power play and served ten minutes in the box on five penalties.
  • The Rams were 1-for-5 on the man advantage and were in the box for 16 minutes on eight infractions.

                                                               

  • The Rams return to the ice on Tuesday, November 6, when they travel to SNHU for a 6:40 pm puck drop.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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