Hockey Surges Past Stonehill 7-2


HOOKSETT, N.H. - Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) totaled two goals and two assists to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 7-2 non-conference ice hockey victory over Stonehill College Wednesday night at The Ice Den.  The Penmen improved to 8-12-1 overall, while the Skyhawks, who had won three in a row, are now 8-10 on the season.

Bob Bryant (Nashua, NH) finished with two goals and an assist for the Penmen, while Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA) added a goal and an assist.  Thomas Ohlson (York, ME) and Mac Luciani (Scituate, MA) each had single tallies for SNHU.  Brendan O'Brien and Pat Greene each scored for Stonehill, while Greene also had an assist.

Southern New Hampshire broke open a 2-2 game with three goals in a span of 1:27 midway through the second period.  Luciani scored on the power play at the 8:26 mark, then 27 seconds later, Bryant scored off assists from Maybury and Anthony Dercole (Hamden, CT).  DiBartolmeo made it 5-2 at the 9:53 mark, then the Penmen would take a 6-2 lead into the second intermission on Maybury's goal with 2:09 left in the frame.

The Penmen jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Ohlson scored on a power play 3:36 into the game.  It took just 13 seconds for the Skyhawks to answer, as O'Brien scored on assists from Frank Amato and Greene.  The score would remain 1-1 until the 6:12 mark of the second period as Greene gave Stonehill a 2-1 lead.  That lead would be short-lived as Bryant tied the game 19 seconds later.

Maybury had the lone goal of the third period, a delayed-penalty score at the 10:54 mark.

Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME) and Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) platooned in goal for Southern New Hampshire, with Brooks starting each period and Rowley coming in midway through each frame.  The duo combined for 28 saves.  Derek Chapdelaine played the first 37:51 in goal for Stonehill and allowed six goals while stopping 16 shots.  Mike Manna relieved him and allowed one goal while making six saves.  SNHU was 4-8 on the power play while killing all nine Skyhawks extra-man opportunities.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Saturday when it travels to Westfield State College for a 5:30 contest.