By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Southern New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team scored two quick first period goals en route to a 2-1 victory over Framingham State in non-conference action Saturday evening at Loring Arena. in Framingham.
With the victory, Southern New Hampshire is now 3-1 on the season.
Framingham State is still seeking its first win of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Penman got on the board in the 4th minute of play when sophomore Joe Fiorino snuck a wrist shot into the cage off a helper from Dominic DiMambro.
- The visitors tallied again a few minutes later when Travis Quigley sent one home after a pass from Andrew Ray.
- The Rams looked to have a great chance to score midway through the second frame when senior Jack Sheehan sprung free, but his shot hit the post and deflected out of trouble.
- The Rams had back-to-back power play opportunities early in the third but solid goaltending by sophomore Alec Marshall kept the Rams off the board.
- Rams sophomore Bryan Whelan looked to cut the deficit in half with under ten minutes to play when a long pass sent him on a breakaway. He beat the goalie with a deke to the right but the shot clanged off the post and was cleared out of the zone.
- The Rams got on the board with just under four minutes to play when Soren Colstrup sent in a wrist shot over the goalie’s right shoulder after a pass from Trevor Lewandoski to make it a one-score game.
- The Rams pulled the goalie in the final moments but could not find the equalizer.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Marshall made 29 stops in goal for SNHU. Freshman Blake Carlson made 53 saves in his first collegiate action for the Rams.
- The Penman outshot the Rams by a 55-to-30 margin including a 21-to-5 clip in the 2nd period.
- The visitors were 0-for-5 on the power play while the Rams were 0-for-4 on the man advantage.
The Rams travel to MASCAC foe Plymouth State on Thursday, November 14 for a 6 p.m. puck drop.