Rams Win in Overtime 6-5

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.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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