Saint Anselm Skates Past SNHU 5-2


HOOKSETT, N.H. - Saint Anselm College got two goals in each of the first two periods as it went on to post a 5-2 Northeast-10 hockey victory over Southern New Hampshire University at The Ice Den Tuesday night.  The Hawks improve to 8-11-1 and 4-0 in the NE-10 with the win, while the Penmen now stand at 6-11-1 and 2-2 in the league.

The Hawks got goals from five different goal scorers, while Joe Fernald recorded a pair of assists.  Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) scored both SNHU goals.

Tom Kerwin gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead just 3:11 into the contest on an assist from Nick Rossi.  The Penmen would tie the game at the 17:24 mark of the first on Maybury's goal, assisted by Mark Smith (Ronkonkoma, NY) and Bob Bryant (Nashua, NH), but Saint Anselm would reclaim the lead 53 seconds later on a goal by Michael Adams, giving the guests a 2-1 lead at the first intermission.

Saint Anselm used a pair of late second period goals to increase its lead to 4-1 at the second intermission.  At the 13:41 mark, Paul Snell skated up the left side and was in all alone on SNHU netminder Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA).  He wristed a shot past Rowley to make it 3-1.  Ryan Butler made it 4-1 with just 27 seconds remaining before the break.

The Penmen made it a 4-2 game at the 11:08 mark of the third period with Maybury scoring on assists from Smith and Bryant.  The Hawks would add an empty net goal with 1:22 left as Mike Nunzianto scored for Saint Anselm.

Kevin Fairweather went the distance in goal for Saint Anselm, making 24 saves, while Rowley stopped 21 shots as both teams put 26 shots on goal.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Thursday night when it closes out its Northeast-10 slate with a 7:00 contest at Franklin Pierce University.