Release courtesy of Becker College
WORCESTER – The Framingham State ice hockey team overcame a 3-0 first period deficit to skate to a 6-5 overtime win over Becker College Tuesday afternoon in Worcester.
The win was just the second for the Rams this season, who are now 2-9-1 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Becker got off to a quick start as sophomore forward Charles Costello scored just 11 second into the game on a helper from Corey Schafer.. Just over a minute later, Becker struck again when Tyler Forest setup Ryan Kheir for his first collegiate goal.
- Becker increased their lead to three at the 5:31 mark when rookies Caleb Labrie and Jake Cagnina connected for a goal. The remainder of the period was evenly played, as Becker held a 13-11 edge over Framingham in shots.
- Framingham State logged their first goal of the game 7:55 into the second frame when Ryan McDonough slid the puck past Becker’s goaltender, Ryan Clifford. Walker Hamilton (Anchorage, Alaska) assisted the goal. The Rams got within one 10:49 into the period when Ryan Paul scored a power-play goal for a 3-2 score, still in favor of Becker. Three minutes later, Becker put their lead back up to two with a Jason Diamond goal. Each team saw a goal in the 18th minute, which led to a 5-3 score heading into the third period.
- Despite Becker outshooting Framingham State 18-9 in the final frame, Framingham State ruled the third period. Just 1:01 into the period, Jack Sheehan scored on assists from Erick Walsh and Paul. Midway through the third, Matthew Siegel beat a Becker defender on a Hawk power-play and found himself up against the Hawks’ goaltender, where he sliced the puck past for the 5-5 tie score. Neither team was able to advance the score in regulation, which led to the overtime period.
- Framingham State’s lone lead of the game was at the final moment when Bryan Whelanscored the game-winner 2:37 in.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Becker held a 40-to-34 edge in shots on net.
- Sheehan finished with two goals while Paul finished with one goal and two assists.
- Framingham State went 1-for-2 (.500) on power-play opportunities, while Becker went 0-for-1.
- The Rams held a 39-32 edge at the faceoff circle, as both McDonough and Paul had game-bests 15 and 14 faceoff wins, respectively.
- Ram net minder, Adam Calabrese earned his first win of the season in a 35 save-performance.
- Clifford suffered the loss in net as he totaled 28 saves in 62:37 minutes played.
- Framingham State heads back to the Worcester Ice Center on Thursday (Jan. 10) as Worcester State will entertain the Rams in a 3:40 p.m. game.