Ice Hockey Holds Off Stonehill 4-3


FOXBORO, Mass. - Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) and Mark Smith (Ronkonkoma, NY) each totaled a goal and an assist as Southern New Hampshire University posted a 4-3 Northeast-10 ice hockey victory over Stonehill College at the Foxboro Sports Center Saturday afternoon.  The Penmen snapped a three-game slide and are now 3-3 and 2-0 in the NE-10, while the Skyhawks are 0-7 and 0-1 in the league.

The Penmen jumped out to a 2-0 lead 12:48 into the game.  Smith got SNHU on the board at the game's 5:38 mark off assists from Maybury and Thomas Ohlson (York, ME).  Maybury scored his fourth goal of the season at the 12:48 mark to give the guests a 2-0 lead.  Bob Bryant (Nashua, NH) and Smith assisted.  The Skyhawks scored 1:54 before the first intermission on a John Sommers power play tally.

Southern New Hampshire scored both goals in the second period.  Jake Berube (Spotsylvania, VA) made it 3-1 5:51 in on assists from Anthony Dercole (Hamden, CT) and Bob Berwick (Concord, NH).  Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, MA) made it a 4-1 game with 55 seconds left in the period, with Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA) and Jonathan Santos (Lynnfield, MA) assisting.

The Skyhawks scored twice in the third period to close the gap, with Bill Harris scoring with 3:54 left to make it 4-3.  Stonehill would pull goalie Derek Chapdelaine for the final minute but could not come up with the equalizer.

Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) made 25 saves in goal for SNHU to earn the victory.  Chapdelaine stopped 29 shots for the Skyhawks, who were outshot 33-28.

Southern New Hampshire is idle until next Saturday when it travels to Framingham State College for a 3:30 contest.