Vikings Sink Rams in Season Opener at Loring Arena

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By Framingham State athletics

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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.

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