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By Framingham State athletics


SALEM – The Framingham State University ice hockey team led after the first period but four second period goals by Salem State propelled the Vikings past the Rams 6-3 this evening in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at the Rockett Arena in Salem.

With the win, the Vikings improve to 7-10 overall.

With the loss, Framingham State falls to 2-15 overall. The Rams are 1-11 in Conference play.


  • A turnover by the Vikings led to a goal by Jacob Garman just under two minutes into the game. Garman wristed a shot just past the Salem State net minder for the unassisted tally and the 1-0 lead which held for the remainder of the first period. 
  • The two teams combined for six goals in the second, which saw Salem State garner a one-goal lead at the end of the period. Peyton Hughes tied the game for Salem State, knocking in a rebound at 6:07 of the second period.  
  • Later, a two-on-one opportunity led to a shorthanded goal by Erik Larsson, who gave the Vikings a 2-1 lead at the 9:48 mark.  

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  • The Rams’ Ethan Cervonayco redirected a shot from Andrew Miller past Aaron Mercer less than a minute later, tying the game at 2-all. 
  • Joe Smith scored Salem State’s third goal of the period as Matt Yiancopolus found Smith streaking along the boards with just under nine to play.  
  • Joe Smith then added his second of the period before Walker Smith added a power-play goal for Framingham State to pull the Rams to within one at 4-3 with just under four remaining in the period.  
  • The Vikings added a pair of third period goals to secure the victory.  
  • Blake Carlson made 45 saves in net for the Rams, while Mercer finished the game with 27 stops for the Vikings.  

UP NEXT:  The Rams are back in action Thursday night when they host Worcester State at Loring Arena. 

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