Fitchburg Falcons Shut Out Framingham State

By Fitchburg State athletics

FITCHBURG – The Fitchburg State University ice hockey team defeated the Rams of Framingham State University 6-0 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action Tuesday evening at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg.

With the win the Falcons are now 10-10-2, and 7-6-2 in the Conference.

With the loss, Framingham State falls to 2-17-1 and are still winless in Conference play.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Fitchburg State opened the scoring at the 3:24 mark of the first period as junior forward Kyle Hillick gathered a feed from senior Nick DiNicola and sophomore Sascha Figi and fired a shot into the back of the net for his fifth tally on the year for the 1-0 margin.
  • The Falcons doubled the lead (2-0) when Ricky Kramer found Figi open in the slot for his NCAA Division III leading 12th power play goal and his 23 goal of the season.
  • In the second frame, the Green and Gold notched a shorthanded marker midway through the period. Off an outlet pass from junior Dean Zerby senior Patrick Germain fired a shot from the left wing that caromed off the Framingham State goaltender Adam Calabrese  into the net for the 3-0 lead.
  • The Green and Gold extended their margin early in the third period when freshman Ryan Murphy redirected a shot inside the far post of a shot by Figi for his fourth tally on the season to make the score 4-0, en-route to a 6-0 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Fitchburg State finished 2-for-5 on the power-play, while Framingham State went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
  • Falcons held a 55-32 margin in shots
  • McGrath stopped all 32 shots he faced en-route to his tenth win.
  • Framingham State Calabrese finished with 49 saves in the setback.
  • Freshman Bryan Whelan finished with a team-best five shots for the Rams.

Rams will travel to Westfield to take on the Owls on Thursday February 7, for a 7:35 p.m. start time

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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