Hockey Holds Off Salve Regina 5-4


HOOKSETT, N.H. - Bob Bryant (Nashua, NH) totaled two goals and an assist as Southern New Hampshire University held off Salve Regina University to post a 5-4 ice hockey win over Salve Regina University Tuesday night at The Ice Den.  The Penmen improved to 6-8 overall, while the Seahawks are now 2-12-2 on the season.

Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME) finished with a goal and two assists for the Penmen, with both Bryant and Maybury recording a +3 on the evening.  Jake Berube (Spotsylvania, VA) and Jonathan Santos (Lynnfield, MA) each registered goals for SNHU, while Mark Smith (Ronkonkoma, NY) handed out a pair of assists.

Ryan Petersen led Salve Regina with a pair of goals while Patrick Bambery and Bryan Russell each totaled a goal and an assist.

Southern New Hampshire took a 4-3 lead with 7:49 remaining in the game when Maybury sniped a shot from just inside the blueline inside the left post on assists from Bryant and Smith.  Bryant would record the game-winner 3:48 later to make it 5-3.

Finding itself on a power play with just under four minutes left, Salve Regina pulled goalie Chase Goodrich to create a 6-on-4 situation.  The move paid off as Petersen scored with the extra attacker at the 17:39 mark to make it 5-4.  The Seahawks would pull Goodrich again with 1:43 left but could not come up with the equalizer.

SNHU used a pair of power play goals 1:55 apart in the first period to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.  Santos scored on assists from Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, MA) and Dave Carroll (Arlington, MA) nine seconds into the first power play of the evening at the 7:51 mark.  At 9:46, the Penmen scored on their second power play when Berube scored on feeds from Thomas Ohlson (York, ME) and Anthony Dercole (Hamden, CT).

The Seahawks scored a pair of power play goals in the first 6:24 of the second period to tie the game, with Russell scoring 3:08 into the frame and Petersen scoring his first goal of the night 3:16 later.  Southern New Hampshire retook the lead at the 10:55 mark on Bryant's first goal of the game and took that lead into the second intermission.

Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) made 28 saves in goal for Southern New Hampshire while Goodrich turned aside 27 shots as both teams registered 32 shots.  SNHU was 2-10 on the power play while the Seahawks were 3-7 with the man advantage.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Saturday when it travels to Becker College for a 6:45 game.