By Framingham State athletics
WORCESTER – Worcester State’s Henry Bruckner scored twice and Jakub Kubik made 15 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Lancers men’s ice hockey team defeated Framingham State 4-0 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Monday afternoon at Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center.
With the victory, the Lancers improve to 8-8-2 in the Conference and 11-12-2 overall.
Framingham State is now 1-15-1 in the conference and 2-19-1 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Bruckner scored the eventual game-winner three minutes into the second period after the teams played a scoreless opening twenty minutes. He would add an insurance goal with just over seven minutes remaining in regulation and now has five goals on the season.
- Brendan Ronan added a goal and an assist for the Lancers, who are 2-1-1 in their last four games and 4-2-1 in their last seven.
- Ronan helped set up Bruckner’s opening goal, feeding the puck to Nick Pennucci, who delivered a perfect pass that Bruckner snapped into the back of the net.
- Max Roth doubled the Lancer’s lead with a powerplay goal seven minutes into the second period, beating Blake Carlson from the point with the extra skater.
- Nine minutes into the third, Ronan added to the lead again, this time scoring on a shorthanded breakaway while helping Cody Porcello get his first collegiate point with the assist.
- Kubik improves to 6-6-2 between the pipes for the Lancers, who had a 27-15 edge in shots. Worcester State was 2-4 on the powerplay while killing off the only two penalties they were called for, both in the third period.
- Carlson made 23 saves in net for the Rams, as Framingham drops their second straight.
UP NEXT: The Rams will close the regular season with a trip to Salem Tuesday evening. The Lancers clinch the #3 seed in the conference tournament, and will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 26th at 4:20 p.m.