When and Where: December 7, 2018 – West Springfield, Mass. (Olympia Ice Center)
Score: Western New England University 4, Southern New Hampshire 1
Records: SNHU 6-4-2 (3-2-1 NE10), WNE 3-10-0 (0-8-0 CCC)
Sophomore Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) scored a power-play goal midway through the third period, but Western New England responded and went on to a 4-1 win over Southern New Hampshire on Friday night in West Springfield, Mass.
- Sophomore Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) notched his second power-play goal of the season. He also scored one last Saturday against Franklin Pierce.
- Sophomore Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.) handed out the assist on Galloway's goal. He's scored a point in six games this season (1-5-6).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Western New England University scored the first goal of the game at 17:11 of the first period. Senior Chris Maione (Stouffville, Ont.) netted his first goal of the season.
- The Penmen outshot the Golden Bears 14-12 in the first period.
- SNHU trailed 2-0 after two periods.
- At 11:27 of the second, the Penmen failed to clear the zone, leading to slap shot goal for WNE's senior forward Matt O'Dea (Orland Park, Ill.).
- SNHU scored a power play goal at 6:06 of the third period. Sophomore Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) scored and sophomore Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.) had the assist.
- The Penmen went on another power play just 16 seconds later, but yielded a short-handed goal to senior Steve Beck to give the Golden Bears a 3-1 lead.
- With junior goalie Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) off the ice, O' Dea scored his second of the game with 1:02 to play for Western New England.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Western New England for the game, 37-35.
- The Penmen went 1-for-3 on the power play. The Golden Bears were 0-for-1.
- Goalie Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.), a junior, picked up his second consecutive win for Western New England.
- Southern New Hampshire entered the game unbeaten in five of its last six.
- Western New England started the season 1-10, but won consecutive games Thursday (Worcester State) and Friday.
- SNHU still owns a 20-4-5 all-time advantage against WNE.
- The Penmen will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12 when they open the second half of the season at Becker College at 7:00 p.m.
- The next home contest for SNHU is Friday, Jan. 18 (7:10 p.m.) when it plays host to Franklin Pierce in the second game of the regular-season series at the Ice Den.
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