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SALEM – Erik Larsson and David Cicak scored a pair of goals each as Salem State snapped a six-game losing streak with a convincing 7-2 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory over Framingham State on Saturday at Rockett Arena in Salem.

Framingham State falls to 5-13-1 overall and 3-9-1 in the MASCAC

Salem State improves to 4-15 overall and the Vikings gets their second win the Conference.

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  • Salem State stormed out to a quick 1-0 lead, scoring off the opening face-off as Larsson raced in for a score just :11 seconds into the game. Christopher Dowd converted on a second chance opportunity, scoring his second goal against the Rams this season as the Vikings took a 2-0 lead just 4:28 into the game. Keagan O’Donoghue’s power-play goal made it 3-0 with less than a minute remaining in the opening period.  
  • Once again, Salem State took advantage of a win on the opening face-off and this time scored just :08 seconds into the second as Larsson’s wrap-around pushed the lead to 4-0. An unassisted power-play goal from David Cicak  increased the lead to 5-0 before Ashton Collazo wristed one past goalie Peter Barry to put Framingham State on the board at 7:39 of the second. 

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  • Salem State’s Ethan Demumbrum added his first goal of the season, making the score 6-1 early in the third. Johnny Baker tallied the Rams second score of the game with a power-play goal at 7:01 of the third. Finally, Cicak capped the scoring with the Vikings’ seventh goal in the final minute, making the final 7-2. 
  • Barry earned the win in net in his first start, making 31 saves. Blake Carlson suffered the loss, stopping 40 shots for Framingham State, who were outshot 47-33 for the game.   

UP NEXT:  The Rams return to the ice on Thursday when they host UMass Dartmouth in MASCAC action at 7:40 p.m.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.