HOOKSETT, N.H. - Matt Farley (Halifax, MA) totaled two goals and an assist to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 9-5 ECAC Northeast hockey victory over Framingham State College Saturday night at The Ice Den. The Penmen, who got goals from eight different players, remained unbeaten at 2-0-1 overall and in the league while the Rams are now 0-5-0 overall and 0-3-0 in ECAC play.
John Frey (Westminster, CO) handed out three assists for Southern New Hampshire, who also got a goal and two assists from Brandon Hammermeister (Calgary, ALB) and Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME). Kent Honeyman (Marietta, GA) had two assists for the Penmen, who got at least one point from 14 different players. Jason Akstin led Framingham State with a goal and two assists.
The nine goals were the most in a game for SNHU since a 9-4 win over Franklin Pierce during the 2005-06 season.
The Penmen scored three times in the final 4:32 of the first period to take a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, MA) got SNHU on the board when he took a pass from Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA) at 15:28 for his first collegiate goal. Freshman Ed Montgomery (Colchester, VT) notched his first collegiate goal at the 18:33 mark when Andrew Goduco (Marlborough, MA) found him with a pass from behind the goal. Farley also assisted on the tally.
SNHU would make it 3-0 28 seconds later when off a faceoff, Frey hit Hammermeister with a long pass and Hammermeister scored on the breakaway when he made a move past Framingham netminder Andy Joyce (Milford, MA).
FSC got on the board 5:26 into the second period when Ryan Walsh (Tewksbury, MA) scored on assists from Steve Butler (Dorchester, MA) and Joe Hurley (Charlestown, MA). The Penmen regained a three-goal advantage just over a minute later when Neil Adams (Gardner, MA) scored on feeds from Frey and Hammermeister on a power play. The Rams would cut the gap to 4-2 on a power play goal from Jeremy Schmidt (Huffman, TX) at the 13:52 mark and made it 4-3 48 seconds later when Nicholas Glum (Bellingham, MA) scored on a 4-on-4. Southern New Hampshire made it 5-3 with 2:05 left in the second period when Farley scored on assists from Adams and Kent Honeyman (Marietta, GA).
SNHU made it 7-3 1:54 into the third period on Bob Bryant's (Nashua, NH) first collegiate goal and got two goals in the final 28 seconds, an empty-netter from Thomas Ohlson (York, ME) at 19:32 and Maybury's first collegiate goal with six seconds to go.
Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) made 22 saves in goal for SNHU, which outshot Framingham State 42-27. Joyce made eight saves in the first period before being relieved by Jamie Babineau (Medway, MA), who stopped 25 shots over the final two periods. SNHU was 2-8 on the power play while the Rams were 2-9 with the man advantage.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action next Saturday when it faces UMass Boston in the first round of the PAL/Stovepipe Tournament at The Ice Den. Faceoff is slated for 4:00. The tournament's first game features Plymouth State University and Suffolk University at 1:00.