When and Where: February 1, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (The Ice Den)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 6, Post University 0
Records: SNHU 10-6-4 (5-3-3 Northeast-10 Conference), Post (6-14-0)
Senior Artem Efimov-Barakov scored twice and freshman Alec Marshall recorded the first shutout of the season for Southern New Hampshire University in a 6-0 win over Post University on Friday night at The Ice Den.
- Senior Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russian) tallied two goals and assists to lead the Penmen.
- Senior Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) turned in a multi-point effort with a goal and an assist.
- Freshman Jake Cox (Columbus, Ga.) also added a goal and an assist.
- Senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) and freshman Cole Stewart (Alpharetta, Ga.) each had two assists.
- Making only his second career start, freshman Alec Marshall (Nashua, N.H.) turned aside all 24 shots he faced.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Southern New Hampshire scored the only goal of the first period. With 1:01 remaining, Efimov-Barakov carried the puck out of his own zone and fired a shot that landed in the upper-right corner of the net. Junior Kaleb Godbout (Williston, Vermont) was credited with the assist.
- Given a man advantage at the start of the second period, SNHU would make it 2-0 on a goal by freshman Charlie Davis (Milton, Mass.). Davis connected on a one-timer from the left side after taking a feed from Stewart, who was behind the net. Sophomore Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.) also assisted on that goal.
- The Penmen opened the lead to 3-0 at 5:06 of the middle period when freshman Phil Heisse buried his second goal of the season with a blast from just inside the blue line. Efimov-Barakov delivered the puck back out to Heisse for his shot.
- The first of three SNHU goals in the third period was scored by Efimov-Barakov, who finished off a three-on-two fast break with passes from senior Joseph Berardi and Stewart at 8:49.
- Jake Cox, who worked the evening with the veterans, Strawn and Moquin, delivered the first goal of the night from the starting line at 12:12 of the final period.
- Strawn tallied his seventh goal of the season at 14:55 with the Penmen on the power-play. Strawn was set-up by Cox and Moquin to make it 6-0.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Post, 65-24, including 26 shots in the first period.
- The Penmen converted two of six power-play opportunities, but failed on one penalty shot in the second period.
- There's a four-way tie among SNHU players for the team lead with seven goals. Moquin was joined at the top by Davis, Cox and Strawn.
- Southern New Hampshire is back in action Saturday (Feb. 2) when it again entertains Post University at the Ice Den at 3:30 p.m. Seniors will be recognized prior to the contest.
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