Saint Anselm Skates Past Penmen

BOX SCORE

Manchester, N.H. (February 12) -- Saint Anselm College skated to a 4-0 win over Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 hockey action Tuesday night at Sullivan Arena. The win improves the Hawks to 7-10-3, 3-1 Northeast-10. The loss drops the Penmen to 9-10-1, 2-2 Northeast-10.

Mike Foley (Medford, Mass.) scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season at the 12:21 mark in the first period to open scoring, giving the Hawks an early 1-0 lead on the power play. Pat Forshner (Natick, Mass.) assisted on the goal. The Hawks took the 1-0 lead into the second frame.

The Hawks added an insurance goal at the 11:39 mark in the second period. Ryan Butler (Arlington, Mass.) tipped in a Nick Wheeler (Nashua, N.H.) slapshot from the point on the power play. Coleman Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) also assisted on the goal. The Hawks took the 2-0 advantage into the third period.

The Hawks scored their third straight unanswered goal at the 12:31 mark in the final frame of regulation. On a two-on-one, John Hennessey (Westwood, Mass.) fed Butler a pass to shed the defender and Butler buried a shot in the top left corner to account for the Hawks' third goal. Pat Gallagher (Framingham, Mass.) also assisted on the goal. Wheeler added an empty netter on the power play with just six seconds left in the game, giving the Hawks a 4-0 victory.

Gallagher made 16 saves in his first career shutout, while Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, Maine) made 19 saves in the loss for the Penmen as the hosts outshot SNHU 23-16.

SNHU returns to action Saturday when it travels to Boston to face Wentworth Institute of Technology for a 7:30 contest.