Men’s Ice Hockey Drops Final Game Before Break 4-1 At Western New England University

BOX SCORE 

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.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • 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.  

NOTES

  • 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.

UP NEXT

  • 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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