Hockey Snaps Slide, Skates Past Worcester State


AUBURN, Mass. - Three players each totaled a goal and an assist as Southern New Hampshire University posted a 4-2 ECAC Northeast ice hockey victory over Worcester State College Saturday night.  The Penmen, who snapped a seven game winless streak, evened their record at 9-9-1 overall and 6-7-1 in the league, while the Lancers are now 2-18 and 2-10 in ECAC-NE play.

Brandon Hammermeister (Calgary, ALB), Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) and Ed Montgomery (Colchester, VT) each had a goal and an assist for SNHU.

SNHU jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period.  Maybury got the Penmen on the board just 35 seconds into the game when he converted a feed from Bob Bryant (Nashua, NH).  Southern New Hampshire would make it 2-0 at the 17:12 mark when Hammermeister scored.  Maybury and Corey Hamblett (Milton, VT) assisted on the goal.

The guests maintained a 2-0 lead until the 10:30 mark of the second period when John Frey (Westminster, CO) scored on an SNHU power play to make it 3-0.  Hammermeister and Montgomery assisted on the goal.  The Lancers would get on the board 3:55 later on a power play goal by William Knauber, but Montgomery reclaimed a three goal lead for the Penmen with 2:05 before the second intermission.  Neil Adams (Gardner, MA) and Thomas Ohlson (York, ME) assisted on Montgomery's goal.

Lee Belisle scored the lone goal of the third period for Worcester State at the 6:10 mark.

Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME) made 41 saves en route to the win for Southern New Hampshire as the Penmen generated a 47-43 shot advantage.

SNHU returns to action Tuesday night when it travels to Saint Anselm College for a 7:00 contest.