Colonels Cruise Past Ice Hockey 9-1


HOOKSETT, N.H. - Jason Yuel (Winnipeg, Manitoba) totaled three goals and two assists to lead Curry College to a 9-1 ECAC Northeast ice hockey victory over Southern New Hampshire University at The Ice Den Thursday night.  The Colonels snapped a five-game slide to improve to 8-7-1 and 6-1-1 in the league, while the Penmen are now 8-4-1 overall and 5-2-1 in ECAC-NE play.

Jeffrey Hazelwood (Dublin, CA) totaled two goals and three assists for Curry, which also got three assists from Trevor Spiridi (Cranston, RI).  Jeremy Hmura (New Lenox, IL) and Sean Sylvester (Randolph, NJ) each had a goal and an assist.

Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) recorded SNHU's lone goal midway through the third period with Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, MA) assisting.

Despite outshooting SNHU 15-7 in the first frame, Curry held just a 1-0 lead at the first intermission on a Yuel goal at the 5:23 mark.  The Colonels would break the game open with three goals in a span of 2:29 in the second period, with James Pentecost (Marquette, MI) scoring at 8:30, Yuel scoring at the 9:26 mark and Louis Hoey (Doylestown, PA) scoring at 10:59.  Curry would tack on four more goals in the first 7:16 of the third to claim a commanding 8-0 advantage.

Steven Jakiel (Santa Clarita, CA) made 17 saves for the Colonels en route to the victory as Curry outshot Southern New Hampshire 42-18.  Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME) allowed six goals and made 27 saves before being relieved by Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) 5:11 into the third period.  Rowley made six saves and allowed three goals.

Curry was 4-10 on the power play while SNHU was 1-7 with the man advantage.

SNHU returns to action Saturday night when it travels to Fitchburg State College for a 7:00 contest.