By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Salem State men’s ice hockey team held off a late Framingham surge en route to a 3-2 victory in Conference action Saturday evening at Loring Arena.
With the win Framingham State is now 1-8-1 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Halfway through the first the Vikings were able to kill off a 5-on-3 Rams advantage of over ninety seconds to preserve the scoreless game as the two sides skated.
- The Rams got on the board just over a minute into the second period Brendan Williams sent in a one-time pass from Soren Colstrup to take a 1-0 lead.
- The Vikings answered with two quick scores in the in the middle of the second. First Derek Scoggins scored with help from Jimmy Currier and Parker Wood.
- Just under two minutes later Billy Falter took a break out pass from Luca Ragosta to a breakaway and beat the Rams keeper 1-on-1.
- The Vikings added an insurance goal in the 13thminute of the 3rdwhen Connor Irving scored with assists from Wood and Currier.
- The Rams answered under a minute later when Matt Siegel grabbed a loose puck in the offensive zone and scored to cut the deficit back to one.
- The Rams had a power play in the final five minutes and pulled their goalie in the final moments but the Vikings defense held strong.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- In between the pipes, Sean Cleary made 21 saves in net for the Vikings.
- Greg Harney made 25 stops for the Rams.
- The Rams put up 23 shots on goal to the Ravens 28.
- Framingham State will return to action after winter break when they host Western New England on Saturday, January 5.