By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Salem State Vikings ice hockey team defeated Framingham State in MASCAC action by a score of 2-0 Thursday evening at Loring Arena.
It was the season and home opener for Framingham State.
Salem State is now 1-1 on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Halfway through the second the Vikings had a great one time look that was saved by Blake Carlson (pictured_ on his glove hand side.
- The Vikings finally broke through in the 14th minute of the 2nd when Connor Woodley finished off a setup by Billy McGwin and Richard Coyle to go up 1-0.
- The Rams had a good look in the 7th minute of the third when a rebound settled in front of an open net but Joona Sato-Hunsula was able to cover it and kill the play.
- The Vikings scored an insurance goal in the 11th minute of the third when Erik Larsson put one in the top right corner from a sharp angle.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Sato-Hunsula made 35 saves in the shutout win for the Vikings.
- Carlson stopped 29 shots in net for the Rams.
- The Vikings were 0-for-5 on the power play while the Rams were also 0-for-5.
- Zachary Bettmeng and Dylan Marty led the Rams with five shots a piece while Luke Day led the Vikings with five shots on goal.
UP NEXT: The Rams return to the ice on Saturday when they travel to Southern New Hampshire for non-conference action starting at 7:40 p.m.
The Vikings are idle until next Thursday when they travel to Fitchburg State for MASCAC play at 6 p.m.