HOOKSETT, N.H. - Anthony Chighisola registered a hat trick and Jon Tuttle stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead Franklin Pierce University to a 4-0 ice hockey victory over Southern New Hampshire University at The Ice Den Thursday night. The Ravens improved to 4-7-2, while the Penmen are now 4-6-0 on the season. The game was not a Northeast-10 Conference contest.
Thursday's win marked the first for Franklin Pierce in 14 games against SNHU since the Ravens started playing hockey in 2002-03. The Penmen entered the game with a 12-0-1 record against FPU.
Chighisola got the Ravens on the board just 27 seconds into the game when he trickled a low shot past Penmen netminder Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME). He would make it 2-0 at the 10:45 mark of the period, which would remain the score after one period.
After a scoreless second period, the Ravens scored just 1:10 into the third frame when Jeff Kasper scored on assists from Phil LaBreck and Casey Goodell. Chighisola would close out the scoring at the 7:12 mark with a power play goal. LaBreck recorded his fourth assist of the game on the play with Jay Stempniak also recording a helper.
Tuttle stopped all 30 shots he faced, including 14 in the second, to earn his first shutout of the season. Brooks stopped 14 saves in 47:12 of actiond allowed all four goals before giving way to Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA), who made 11 stops in 12:48 of play. The Penmen held a slight 30-29 shot advantage, but the Ravens outshot the Penmen 17-6 over the final 20 minutes.
SNHU returns to action Saturday when it hosts Fitchburg State College in a 2:00 contest at The Ice Den.