Jake Cox Hat Trick Leads SNHU Over Stonehill 4-1

Jake Cox Hat Trick Leads SNHU Over Stonehill 4-1

BOX SCORE|HIGHLIGHTS|RAPID REACTION: HEAD COACH SEAN WALSH

When and Where: November 13, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (The Ice Den)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 4, Stonehill College 1
Records: SNHU 3-2-1 (NE10 1-1-1), Stonehill 0-3 (NE10 0-1)

Freshman Jake Cox (Columbus, Ga.) tallied a hat trick as SNHU downed Stonehill College 4-1 on Tuesday night at the Ice Den.   Junior Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) stopped 27 of 28 shots to help the Penmen to the first NE10 win of the season.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Cox scored the game's first three goals and has now recorded three consecutive multi-point games.
  • Sophomore Kyle Gallaway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) assisted on the first two goals and freshman Cole Stewart (Alpharetta, Ga.) added an assist.
  • Gutting held a shutout until Stonehill scored on a power-play with two minutes remaining in the contest.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Neither team lit the lamp in the first period which saw the Penmen draw three minor penalties.  They were able to kill them off.
  • SNHU took a 1-0 lead just 43 seconds into the second period as Gallaway dug a rebound out of the corner and passed to Cox for a one-timer.
  • The Georgia line displayed strong passing skills to set up Cox for his second goal that came at 9:34 of the second period.
  • A flurry of action in the final 2:28 of the game saw three goals scored.
  • SNHU made it 3-0 on the third goal for Cox, a power play goal at 17:32.  Senior Brett Strawn passed from behind the net out to Cox at the left dot for the slap shot.
  • Stonehill scored its only goal on a shot by Connor Jewitt just seconds after going on a man advantage.  After winning the face-off, passes by Jack Hall and Kyle Woodruff gave Jewitt a chance at a one-timer from about twelve feet out on the right side of Gutting.
  • An empty net goal, the first of the season for senior Ryan Spagnoli (Burlington, Mass.) made it 4-1 Penmen.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Shots for the game were 28-28. 
  • SNHU went 1-for-6 on the power play and Stonehill went 1-for-5.
  • Stonehill freshman Chase McKay (New Port Richey, Fla.) played for the first time on Tuesday night, making the start for the Skyhawks.

NOTES

  • This was the first of three regular season meetings between the NE10 rivals.  They will meet again at Stonehill February 8-9.
  • SNHU improves to 2-0-1 at its home rink this season.

UP NEXT

  • SNHU will skate at Assumption College on Friday at 5:35 p.m. and Saturday at 6:05 p.m.
  • The Penmen will return to the Ice Den on Saturday (November 24) when they host UMass Boston on the first day of the Manchester PAL/Stovepipe Tournament.

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