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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:05 am

USM release:

Men’s College Ice Hockey

Gallo, Guimond and Klippenstein Named Men’s Ice Hockey Captains

Huskies Open 2014-15 Season on Saturday

GORHAM, Maine -- Veteran University of Southern Maine men’s ice hockey head coach Jeff Beaney announced this week that seniors Stephen Gallo (Barnstead, N.H.) and Sam Guimond (Portland, Maine), and sophomore Cole Klippenstein (Franklin, Tenn.), have been named captains for the upcoming 2014-15 season that gets underway tomorrow afternoon.

Gallo and Guimond served as assistant captains during the 2013-14 season. This is Klippenstein’s first tour as a captain. All three will wear the captain’s “C” this season.

“We have a strong and diverse group of captains this season,” commented Beaney, who begins his 28th season behind the Huskies’ bench. “They each bring something little different to the table, but most importantly, they have the respect of all the players in the room.

“Sam provides us with a quiet, even keel sense of leadership and leads by example. He is one of those players who we can count on to play in any given situation.

“Stephen brings a lot of energy and versatility. He always gives 100 percent whenever he’s on the ice. He has proven his versatility over his first three seasons having played all five positions at some point.

“Cole brings an intensity that the other players can feed off. He proved last season as an All-Rookie pick that he has the tools to be an outstanding player in this league.

A four-year member of the Huskies, Gallo has split time between forward and defense during his career. Projected to start the 2013-14 season at forward, Gallo has played in 76 games during his career amassing 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points. Last year, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Gallo played in all 26 games scoring three goals and passing out three assists.

Another four-year member of the program, Guimond has appeared in 73 games collecting seven goals and dishing off 19 assists for 26 points. In 23 games last season, Guimond had one goal and five assists. An outstanding student, Guimond was named to ECAC Men’s East All-Academic team last winter.

Klippenstein was named to the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Men’s East All-Rookie Team last season after tallying five goals and eight assists in 25 games.

The Huskies open their 37th season tomorrow afternoon hosting Stonehill College in a non-conference game at the USM Ice Arena. Opening faceoff is set for 4:00 p.m. The game is part of the daylong Husky Palooza activities on USM’s Gorham campus that include a field hockey game against Fitchburg State University (12:00 p.m.), women’s soccer playing Keene State College (2:30 p.m.), a volleyball tri-match (12:00 p.m.) with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a men’s basketball exhibition game (7:30 p.m.) against Division I University of Maine.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:22 am

Shapiro Named ECAC Men's East Rookie of the Week

GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced Monday evening that University of Southern Maine freshman goalie Kyle Shapiro (Ocean, N.J./Walpole Express) has been selected the ECAC Men’s East Rookie of the Week for the opening week of the 2014-15 season.

In the Huskies’ season-opening game on Saturday, Shapiro stopped 34 shots in his collegiate debut, including 16 in the second period, to backstop his side to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Stonehill College Skyhawks in non-conference action at the USM Ice Arena.

Shapiro was outstanding in the second period holding the Skyhawks at bay during a five-minute power play. He also made nine saves in the third period protecting a one-goal lead as the Huskies held on to win their season-opening game for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign.

The Huskies (1-0) open ECAC Men’s East play this coming weekend hosting Castleton State College on Friday (7:00 p.m.) and Skidmore College on Saturday (4:00 p.m.).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:44 am

Castleton State Blanks Southern Maine 4-0

GORHAM, Maine -- Sophomore Nick Kovalchik (Brownstown, Mich.) and junior Will Laking (Orillia, Ont.) each scored two goals and rookie goalie Ryan Mulder (Ottawa, Ont.) stopped 21 shots as the visiting Castleton State College Spartans shut out the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 4-0, in an ECAC Men’s East game Friday evening at the USM Ice Arena.

The win evens the Spartans’ overall record at 1-1. The Huskies slip to 1-1 overall. The game was the league opener for both teams.

Kovalchik scored the only goal of the first 40 minutes when he finished off a two-on-one from sophomore Corbin Marcotte (Houston, B.C.) at 16:20 of the first period. The goal was the first of the season for Kovalchik.

After a scoreless second period, Kovalchik potted his second marker of the night at 1:45 of the third period assisted by Marcotte and rookie Kurt Johnson (Wallingford, Conn.) to make it 2-0.

Laking gave the Spartans a pair of insurance goals at 4:20 and 12:26 respectively. Laking scored his first of the season converting a pass from rookie Simon Teodorsson (Taberg, Sweden). Laking scored his second of the night, on the power play, firing home the rebound of a shot by senior Ryan Frost (Fullerton, Calif.).

Mulder, making his first collegiate start, stopped everything the Huskies shot his way for the shutout. Mulder got plenty of support from his teammates who blocked 11 shot attempts.

USM rookie goalie Kyle Shapiro (Ocean, N.J.) registered 28 saves.

Castleton had a 32-21 edge in shots on goal and was successful on 1 of 5 power plays. Southern Maine went 0 for 2 with the man advantage.

Southern Maine is back in action Saturday afternoon (4:00 p.m.) hosting Skidmore College. Castleton travels to the University of New England on Saturday (4:00 p.m.). Both games are ECAC Men’s East games.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:33 am

#3 Norwich Blanks Southern Maine 5-0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Senior Nevin Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.) scored two goals and had an assists to lead the third-ranked Norwich University Cadets to a 5-0 ECAC Men’s East victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies Friday evening at Kreitzberg Arena.

The win was the third straight for the undefeated Cadets (3-0-0; 2-0-0) who are ranked third nationally in this week’s USCHO Division III poll. The Huskies (1-3-0; 0-3-0) dropped their third straight game since opening the season with a non-conference win against Stonehill College.

Lawler put the home side on the scoreboard just 26 ticks into the game when he jammed home the rebound of the shot by Alec Thieda (Rochester Hills, Mich.). USM rookie goaltender Kyle Shapiro (Ocean, N.J.) stopped Theida’s initial drive from the point, but could not control the rebound before Lawler jammed it into the net for his first marker of the season.

The Cadets kept the pressure on Shapiro throughout the period and finally scored a second goal at 14:30 when sophomore Anthony Flaherty (South Boston, Mass.) beat Shapiro with a wrist shot to the right side. Lawler and junior Ryan Whitell (Calgary, Alberta) picked up the assists. The Cadets finished the period with a 12-5 edge in shots on goal.

Norwich put the game away in the second period scoring three times, twice while on the power play. Senior Corey Hale (Montreal, Quebec) made it 3-0 with a power-play goal, set up by Flaherty, at 7:38. Sophomore Brendan Boyce (St. Albans, Vt.) found the back of the net 78 seconds later to make it 4-0. Lawler completed the scoring with his second goal of the night in the final minute of the period.

The teams skated through a scoreless third period with the Cadets out shooting the Huskies 13-6.

Norwich freshman goalie Braeden Ostepchuk (Lethbridge, Alberta) made 14 saves to record his first collegiate shutout. Shapiro turned aside 35 of 40 shots. Norwich converted on 2 of 7 power-play opportunities while effectively killing off four Southern Maine power plays.

Senior Gerard McEleney (Canton, Mass.) and sophomore Cody Smith (Hudson, Mass.) each had two assists in the game for the Cadets.

Southern Maine is back in action on Saturday (3:00 p.m.) when they take on Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. Norwich will host the University of New England on Saturday (4:00 p.m.).
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Re: Hockey:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:59 am

COLBY, MIDDLEBURY MEN'S HOCKEY SETTLE FOR 2-2 TIE

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College first-year Mario Benicky had an assist in the second period and then scored the tying goal in the third to help the Mules earn a 2-2 overtime tie with Middlebury College in NESCAC men's hockey Sunday at Alfond Rink.

Both teams moved to 0-1-1 overall after falling in season openers Saturday.

Middlebury scored the lone goal of the opening period when Vincent Gisonti stuffed a shot inside the left post. Mike Najjar had the assist on the play at 14:29.

The Panthers went up 2-0 at 12:54 of the second period when Jake Charles scored his first of the season from Ronald Fishman.

The Mules made it a 2-1 game after two periods when EJ Rauseo cut the lead in half on a pass from Benicky, who has two assists in two games.

Rauseo also finished the game with a goal and an assist. After taking a pass from Devin Albert, Rauseo crashed hard toward the goal from the left side and the puck ended up with Benicky on the right side of the post for the score at 7:07 of the third.

Both teams came into the overtime period looking for a victory. Middlebury goaltender Liam Moorfield-Yee had to stop six of his 26 saves in the extra session. Colby goalie Emerson Verrier made three saves, including a breakaway stop when three Middlebury players came in on goal from mid-ice with Colby defenders chasing. Verrier had 15 of his 31 saves in the first period.

Colby was 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Panthers did not convert on their three opportunities. Middlebury had a power play for five minutes after a hitting from behind penalty on Colby in the third period.

Colby 2, Middlebury 2, OT
1st Period
Scoring - 1, MID Vincent Gisonti/1 (Mike Najjar/1) 14:29
Penalties - Dan Dupont, CLB (Interference) 5:16; Andrew Neary, MID (Tripping) 10:43
2nd Period
Scoring - 2, MID Jake Charles/1 (Ronald Fishman/1) 12:54
3, CLB EJ Rauseo/1 (Mario Benicky/2) 14:30
Penalties - Jake Charles, MID (Roughing) 9:08
3rd Period
Scoring - 4, CLB Mario Benicky/1 (EJ Rauseo/1, Devin Albert/1) 7:07 (PP)
Penalties - Kevin Doherty, CLB (Boarding) 3:28; Brendan McGovern, MID (Boarding) 5:59; Michael Rudolf, CLB (5-Hitting from Behind) 8:14; Michael Rudolf, CLB (10-Game Misconduct) 8:14; Derek Pimentel, MID (Embellishment) 12:12; Jack Burton, CLB (High-Sticking) 12:12
Overtime
Scoring - None
Penalties - None
Middlebury Goaltending - Liam Moorfield-Yee (65:00, 28 shots, 26 saves, 2 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Emerson Verrier (65:00, 33 shots, 31 saves, 2 GA)
Tie - Liam Moorfield-Yee, MID (0-0-1). Tie - Emerson Verrier, CLB (0-1-1).
Shots On Goal - MID 16-10-4-3=33; CLB 7-10-5-6=28
Power Plays - MID 0 of 3; CLB 1 of 3
Penalties - MID 4 (8 min); CLB 5 (21 min)
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Re: Hockey:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:10 am

No. 3 Norwich skates past Nor'easters, 4-1

NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- The third-ranked Norwich University Cadets overcame an early one-goal deficit on their way to a 4-1 ECAC Men's East victory over the University of New England Saturday afternoon (Nov. 15) at Kreitzberg Arena.

Despite falling behind 1-0 early, Norwich (4-0-0, 3-0-0 ECAC East) rallied for its fourth straight victory to open the 2014-15 season.

Senior defenseman Corey Hale scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Norwich offense, while sophomore goalie Ty Reichenbach made 20 saves to improve to 2-0-0 on the year.

Seniors Alec Thieda and Nevin Lawler, as well as sophomore Tyler Piacentini each scored a goal as well for the Cadets.

UNE (2-3-0, 1-3-0 ECAC East) came out flying from the opening faceoff, taking it to Norwich physically and bottling the Cadets up in their own defensive zone. The Nor'Easters held a 5-0 shot advantage at one point and didn't allow a NU shot on goal for nearly eight full minutes.

UNE was finally rewarded for its effort, seizing the 1-0 lead at the 9:11 mark of the first with Trevor Fleurent knocking a puck in off a faceoff win from Jared Melman.

Norwich regrouped as the period went on and slowly started to work its way back into the game. Hale tied the game with a blast from the blue line on the power play off an assist from Cody Smith to knot the score at 1-1 at the 16:53 mark.

Neither side scored again for the remainder of the period and the two teams were deadlocked at one heading into the first intermission.

Norwich took the lead just 1:49 into the second period with Thieda notching his first goal of the season with a stealthy wrist shot from the point that evaded the outstretched skate of UNE goalie Colby Drost and kicked off the inside of the right post to make it 2-1 Cadets.

UNE nearly tied the game with 15:25 left but Reichenbach made an early candidate for save of the year with a sprawling glove save to rob Fleurent at point-blank range from the top of the crease while the Nor'Easters were on a power play.

Eventually Norwich pulled away in the third period with Lawler notching his third goal of the season on the power play and Piacentini scoring his fourth of the season to give the Cadets some breathing room.

Lawler knocked home a loose rebound in the crease after an initial shot from Hale was blocked by Drost. Anthony Flaherty also recorded the second assist on the goal at the 9:46 mark of the third.

Piacentini put the game away for good with a top-shelf snipe on a partial breakaway off a pretty feed from freshman Connor Evangelista to make it 4-1 with 2:18 left in the game.

Drost made 23 saves for UNE and Reichenbach made 20 saves for the Cadets. Norwich outshot UNE 27-21 and finished 2-for-5 on the power play.

The Nor'easters return to action next Friday (Nov. 21) when they host rival University of Southern Maine. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. at the Harold Alfond Forum.
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Re: Hockey:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:32 am

COLBY HAS GREAT START IN LOSS AT BOWDOIN

BRUNSWICK, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team could not have asked for a better start after taking a 2-0 lead just 8:36 into Friday's game with rival Bowdoin College, but the Polar Bears scored four goals over the final two periods in a 5-3 NESCAC victory.

The Mules (0-2-1 overall) will play host to Bowdoin on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Alfond Rink.

Colin Reilly started it off for the Mules just 59 seconds into the game when his shot got over the shoulder of goalie Max Fenkill. Phil Klitirinos picked up his first collegiate assist on the play.

Nate Morgan scored off his own rebound at 8:36 and the Mules were thinking about a second straight win at Bowdoin.

Daniel McMullan's goal at 13:53 of the first period stopped the Colby momentum and began a run of three straight scores for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin's John McGinnis had his fourth and fifth goals of the season for the only scoring of the second period to give his team a 3-2 margin.

The Mules made it a 3-3 game at 2:46 of the third period when Michael Rudolf tallied for his first collegiate goal. Tyler Lingel had the assist for the Mules.

Colby was called for tripping and slashing penalties and Bowdoin made them pay in the third period. Matthew Lison had the game-winning goal just 1:44 after Rudolf's goal. Lison then had an assist on the final goal by Connor Quinn at 11:11 on the power play.

Fenkill had 24 saves for the Polar Bears, while Emerson Verrier stopped 22 shots for Colby.

Bowdoin 5, Colby 3
Scoring by Period - CLB 2-0-1=3; BOW 1-2-2=5
1st Period
Scoring - 1, CLB Colin Reilly/1 (Phil Klitirinos/1) 0:59
2, CLB Nate Morgan/1 8:36
3, BOW Daniel McMullan/1 (Danny Palumbo/1, Kendall Culbertson/1) 13:53
Penalties - None
2nd Period
Scoring - 4, BOW John McGinnis/4 (Daniel McMullan/1, Connor Quinn/3) 10:04
5, BOW John McGinnis/5 16:51
Penalties - Michael Rudolf, CLB (Hooking) 5:55; Camil Blanchet, BOW (Holding) 12:06
3rd Period
Scoring - 6, CLB Michael Rudolf/1 (Tyler Lingel/1) 2:46
7, BOW Matthew Lison/1 (John McGinnis/4) 4:30 (PP) (GW)
8, BOW Connor Quinn/3 (Matthew Lison/4) 11:11 (PP)
Penalties - Kai Frankville, CLB (Tripping) 3:42; Spencer Antunez, BOW (Cross-Checking) 6:21; Cam MacDonald, CLB (Slashing) 10:30; Bench, CLB (Too Many Players) 13:35; Cullen Geary, BOW (Slashing) 17:14
Colby Goaltending - Emerson Verrier (57:14, 27 shots, 22 saves, 5 GA); Empty Net (2:46, 0 GA)
Bowdoin Goaltending - Max Fenkell (60:00, 27 shots, 24 saves, 3 GA)
Win - Max Fenkell, BOW (2-0-0). Loss - Emerson Verrier, CLB (0-2-1).
Shots On Goal - CLB 11-7-9=27; BOW 7-15-5=27
Power Plays - CLB 0 of 3; BOW 2 of 4
Penalties - CLB 4 (8 min); BOW 3 (6 min)
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Re: Hockey:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:37 am

GOOD START BUT A SETBACK FOR MEN'S HOCKEY

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's hockey team had another great start against Bowdoin College, but the Polar Bears made it two in a row over the Mules with a 6-3 victory on Saturday night in NESCAC men's hockey at Alfond Rink.

The Mules scored in the opening minute of last night's 5-3 loss at Bowdoin and led 2-0 in the game. Saturday was more of the same after EJ Rauseo tallied just 1:17 into the contest for Colby.

The Polar Bears, who improve to 3-0-1 overall and 3-0-1 in NESCAC play, scored two goals in each period. Colby drops to 0-3-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the conference.

Connor Quinn scored half of Bowdoin's goals with a hat trick, including a back-breaking short-handed goal at 4:35 of the third period to give the Polar Bears a 5-2 lead.

The Mules were not without offense, piling up 42 shots on goal. However, Bowdoin goalie Peter Cronin had double digit saves in each period. He stopped 13 in the first period, 14 in the second, and made 12 more in the third period.

Colby had two leads in the opening period. After Rauseo scored from Mario Benicky and Jack Burton, Bowdoin tied the game on Brendan Conroy's first of the season from Spencer Antunez at 7:47.

Benicky netted his second of the season on the power play at 12:51 from defensemen Kai Frankville and Burton.

The Mules were less than a minute away from taking a lead at the first intermission, but Quinn scored his first of the game on Matthew Lison's fifth assist of the season at 19:08.

The Polar Bears took control in the second period, though Colby had a 14-11 shot advantage. Bowdoin had two firsts on the goal that put them up for good. Kendall Culbertson scored his first of the season at 1:42 from Matt Rubinoff's first assist of the year. Matthew Lison was credited with the game-winning score at 17:48 on the power play off passes from Mitch Barrington and John McGinnis.

The Mules hoped to score on the power play and cut the margin to 4-3 when Bowdoin picked up a slashing penalty at 3:46 of the final period. Instead, Quinn got his big short-handed tally for a 5-2 margin. He later scored at 10:14 for his sixth goal of the year off the sixth assist of the season from McGinnis.

The Mules closed out the scoring at 12:52 on Cam MacDonald's second of the season from Devin Albert.

Bowdoin 6, Colby 3
Scoring by Period - BOW 2-2-2=6; CLB 2-0-1=3
1st Period
Scoring - 1, CLB EJ Rauseo/2 (Mario Benicky/3, Jack Burton/1) 1:17
2, BOW Brendan Conroy/1 (Spencer Antunez/2) 7:47
3, CLB Mario Benicky/2 (Kai Frankville/2, Jack Burton/2) 12:51 (PP)
4, BOW Connor Quinn/4 (Matthew Lison/5) 19:08
Penalties - Johnny Malusa, BOW (Interference) 11:31
2nd Period
Scoring - 5, BOW Kendall Culbertson/1 (Matt Rubinoff/1) 1:42
6, BOW Matthew Lison/2 (Mitch Barrington/2, John McGinnis/5) 17:48 (PP) (GW)
Penalties - Jack Burton, CLB (Hooking) 17:38; Brendan Conroy, BOW (Slashing) 18:32
3rd Period
Scoring - 7, BOW Connor Quinn/5 4:35 (SH)
8, BOW Connor Quinn/6 (John McGinnis/6) 10:14 (PP)
9, CLB Cam MacDonald/2 (Devin Albert/2) 12:52
Penalties - Jay Kourkoulis, BOW (Slashing) 3:46; Mario Benicky, CLB (High-Sticking) 5:31; John McGinnis, BOW (Slashing) 6:02; Devin Albert, CLB (Slashing) 10:09; Matt Sullivan, BOW (Roughing) 11:36; Michael Rudolf, CLB (Cross-Checking) 11:36; Michael Rudolf, CLB (Tripping) 14:17
Bowdoin Goaltending - Peter Cronin (60:00, 42 shots, 39 saves, 3 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Emerson Verrier (60:00, 36 shots, 30 saves, 6 GA)
Win - Peter Cronin, BOW (1-0-1). Loss - Emerson Verrier, CLB (0-3-1).
Shots On Goal - BOW 17-11-8=36; CLB 15-14-13=42
Power Plays - BOW 2 of 4; CLB 1 of 4
Penalties - BOW 5 (10 min); CLB 5 (10 min)
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Re: College Hockey:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:54 am

Pieprzak, Drost, and Salvucci Win ECAC East Weekly Honors

Nov 24, 2014

ECAC Men’s East Player of the Week
AJ Pieprzak – St. Michael’s College
Senior, Forward, Barrie, Ontario/Ridley College
Pieprzak put in three goals and dished out two assists during an 0-1-1 ECAC East weekend for the Purple Knights. In a 3-2 overtime loss to New England College on Friday, Pieprzak assisted on a pair of tying goals, including during a second-period power play and 7:07 into the third period, just 44 seconds after the Pilgrims had taken the lead. On Saturday, Pieprzak posted his second career hat trick and a plus-2 rating as St Michael’s tied Saint Anselm College, 4-4. With his team down 4-3, Pieprzak scored with 1:22 remaining in regulation to salvage the stalemate.

ECAC Men’s East Goaltender of the Week
Colby Drost – University of New England
Senior, Franklin Lakes, N.J./Niagara University
Drost posted his first career shutout in an 8-0 victory over Southern Maine on Friday night. The senior netminder registered 28 saves as the Nor’easters broke a single-game school record with the eight tallies.

ECAC Men’s East Rookie of the Week
Kevin Salvucci – Norwich University
Freshman, Forward, Plymouth, Mass./Baystate Breakers
Salvucci tallied four points to help Norwich to a pair of ECAC East victories over Saint Anselm and New England College this past weekend. The rookie forward registered a goal and an assist in a win over the Hawks Friday night and then assisted on the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win over the Pilgrims on Saturday. Salvucci now has two goals and three assists for five points on the season to lead all Norwich rookies and tie for the league lead amongst freshmen.

Honor Roll:
Jamie Murray, Babson College, Junior, Goaltender, Scituate, Mass./South Shore Kings
Murray put together another solid performance this past week, stopping 37-of-38 shots and posting a 0.54 goals against average in a pair of wins for the Beavers. The junior goaltender gave up just one goal on Friday, which came on a 5-on-3 power play, in a 6-1 win over Skidmore. Then on Saturday he stopped all 23 shots he faced to post his Division III-leading third shutout of the year in a 3-0 victory over Castleton State.

Dean Niezgoda, Norwich University, Junior, Forward, Brewster, Mass./South Shore Kings
Niezgoda found the back of the net twice and added an assist to help Norwich to two victories over Saint Anselm and New England College over the weekend. Niezgoda scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period to break a 3-3 tie in the New England College game. Niezgoda is averaging a point per game since returning to the lineup after missing the first two games.

Chris Santello, New England College, Sophomore, Forward, Bridgeport, Conn./Connecticut Oilers
Chris Santello netted two goals this past week, including the game-winner in overtime in a 3-2 win over St. Michael’s on Friday. The Connecticut native also put in the Pilgrims’ first goal in a 4-3 loss to Norwich on Friday.

Around the League…
No. 11/ No. 14 UMass Boston set a new program-record for the best start to a season when the Beacons earned their fifth and sixth-straight wins to start the year. The Beacons defeated Castleton State 2-0 Friday night, before downing Skidmore College 6-1. Friday night, Zach Andrews registered his second collegiate shutout with 32 saves, while Stephen Buco and Kit Sitterley each scored goals for the Beacons. Saturday, the Beacons' top line racked up five goals en route to a 6-1 win over Skidmore College. Seniors Stephen Buco and Mike Kuhn each racked up two goals and two assists in the win.

Castleton State made arguably its toughest road trip of the season this past weekend, playing at No. 14 UMass Boston and No. 9 Babson. On Friday night against the Beacons, Ryan Mulder stopped 41 of the 43 shots that he faced as UMass Boston scored two goals in the second to record a 2-0 victory. Saturday’s contest ended in the same result for Castleton after the Beavers produced three goals in the final 12:37 of regulation to notch a 3-0 win. The Spartans resume their season on Friday when they face Manhattanville at Spartan Arena in the opening round of the 2014 Rutland Herald Invitational.

University of Southern Maine lost its only game last week falling to ECAC East rival, University of New England, 8-0. The Huskies will travel to Salem State University for a non-conference game on Tuesday before taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday.

St Michael’s went 0-1-1 during ECAC East play over the weekend, losing in overtime to New England College, 3-2, on Friday before drawing Saint Anselm, 4-4, on Saturday. Senior AJ Pieprzak played a role in five of the six goals, scoring three and assisting two, while junior Kevin Altidor turned in three points. Senior Dave Donzanti made 40 saves against the Hawks in his lone appearance.

Saint Anselm dropped Friday night’s weekend opener at Sullivan Arena against ECAC East-leading Norwich, 5-1, before responding with a spirited 4-4 tie against Saint Michael’s in Saturday’s ECAC East/Northeast-10 dual-league nightcap. Senior forward Johnny Daniels scored the Hawks’ only goal against the Cadets Friday, then swung momentum in the Hawks’ favor Saturday with a short-handed tally just seconds before the first intermission. Sophomore forward CJ Blaszka tallied back-to-back goals against Saint Michael’s, the first of his collegiate career, and junior Bryan Sullivan added a goal and an assist over the two-day home slate. Freshman goaltender Shane Joyce recorded 63 saves over the weekend, posting his third 30-plus save output of the year. The Hawks will travel to Salem State for a non-conference matchup Sunday, Nov. 30.

University of New England exploded for a school-record eight goals in a shutout of rival Southern Maine on Friday. Trevor Fleurent (2 goals, 1 assist) and Jared Melman (3 assists) led the offense, which had 14 different players tally at least one point. Colby Drost provided his second career shutout behind 28 saves. Melman became the program's career-leader in points (65) during the contest. The Nor'easters host nationally-ranked Bowdoin on Tuesday before opening at Southern New Hampshire's PAL/Stovepipe Tournament on Saturday with SUNY Cortland.

No. 7 /No. 9 Babson College continued its stellar start with a weekend sweep of Skidmore and Castleton. Sophomore Mike Vollmin scored twice and 10 different players contributed at least one point in Friday's 6-1 victory over the Thoroughbreds. On Saturday, senior Andrew Bonazza scored a pair of third-period goals and junior goaltender Jamie Murray stopped 23 shots and posted his Division III-leading third shutout of the year in a 3-0 win over Castleton. Murray now leads the nation in goals against average (0.41) and is second in save percentage for the Beavers, who lead the country in scoring defense. The Green and White will host UMass-Dartmouth on Tuesday, followed by home dates with Nazareth and Elmira over the weekend.

No. 3/ No. 6 Norwich University swept another pair of ECAC East league contests over the weekend, downing Saint Anselm 5-1 on Friday night and then slipping past New England College 4-3 on Saturday. Norwich improved to 6-0-0 overall and 5-0-0 in league play with the victories to keep pace with Babson and UMass-Boston. Junior Dean Niezgoda scored with less than nine minutes to go in the game to break a 3-3 tie with New England College and clinch the win for the Cadets. Norwich returns to action on Friday when it takes on Plattsburgh State on the opening day of the 2014 PrimeLink Great Northern ShootOut, hosted by Middlebury College this year.

New England College finished the week 1-1, including a 3-2 overtime win over St. Michael’s College on Friday and a tough 4-3 loss to Norwich on Saturday. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Chris Santello who netted two goals, including the game-winner in overtime on Friday and netted the Pilgrims’ first goal in their game on Saturday. Cheyne Matheson totaled two goals and an assist over the two games, while Garrett Brazzier dished out three assists for the week. Picking up the win in net on Friday was Sebastian Andersson, who collected 38 saves.

Skidmore College will be in action next when its host the Skidmore Invitational on Nov. 29-30. The tournament features four teams from four different NCAA III conferences. Skidmore will take on Morrisville State at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 29, while Williams and Johnson & Wales will faceoff at 5:00 p.m. The consolation game is at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 30, followed by the championship game at 4:00 p.m.
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Re: College Hockey:

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ECAC Men's East - 2014-2015 Standings
Conference Only Overall
Pts GP W L T Win% GF- GA GP W L T Win% GF- GA
1 Norwich 10 5 5- 0- 0 1.00 22- 6 6 6- 0- 0 1.00 31- 7
2 Babson 8 4 4- 0- 0 1.00 18- 1 5 5- 0- 0 1.00 22- 2
UMass Boston 8 4 4- 0- 0 1.00 16- 6 6 6- 0- 0 1.00 37- 13
4 Castleton 6 6 3- 3- 0 .500 16- 12 7 3- 4- 0 .429 18- 16
5 Saint Michael's 5 5 2- 2- 1 .500 12- 13 6 3- 2- 1 .583 15- 15
Saint Anselm 5 6 2- 3- 1 .417 16- 26 6 2- 3- 1 .417 16- 26
7 University of New England 4 5 2- 3- 0 .400 14- 12 6 3- 3- 0 .500 18- 13
New England College 4 6 2- 4- 0 .333 16- 19 7 2- 4- 1 .357 18- 21
9 Skidmore 2 6 1- 5- 0 .167 11- 25 7 2- 5- 0 .286 16- 29
10 Southern Maine 0 5 0- 5- 0 .000 1- 22 6 1- 5- 0 .167 4- 24
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