BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - John Frey (Westminster, CO) totaled two goals and Brandon Hammermeister (Calgary, ALB) notched three assists as Southern New Hampshire University completed a season sweep of Stonehill College with a 4-2 non-league men's ice hockey victory at the Bridgewater Ice Arena Wednesday night. The Penmen improved to 10-11-1 overall while the Skyhawks fell to 10-8-1.
After a scoreless first period, SNHU scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-0 lead in the second. Frey got the Penmen on the board 1:35 into the stanza on an assist from Hammermeister. 39 seconds later, Frey struck again, this time on a power play. Mark Lodge (Alfred, ME) and Hammermeister recorded assists. Thomas Ohlson (York, ME) scored the eventual game-winner at the 16:33 mark on an unassisted short-handed tally.
The Skyhawks would work their way back into the game. 24 seconds after Ohlson's goal, John Durkin would get Stonehill on the board on the power play. With 21 seconds remaining before the second intermission, Brendan O'Brien halved the SNHU lead on another extra-man goal. Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) would give the Penmen a two-goal lead 3:27 into the third off a feed from Hammermeister.
Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME) stopped 31 shots for Southern New Hampshire as Stonehill generated a 33-25 shot advantage. Mike Manna made 21 saves for the hosts.
SNHU returns to action Saturday when it hosts Franklin Pierce in a 4:30 contest at The Ice Den.