Hockey Falls to Plymouth State in OT 4-3


MANCHESTER, N.H. - Bryan Horrigan's goal 1:48 into overtime lifted Plymouth State University to a 4-3 win over Southern New Hampshire University in the third place game of the Manchester Police Athletic League (PAL)/Stovepipe Tournament Sunday afternoon at The Ice Den.  The Panthers improve to 2-4 overall, while the Penmen are now 2-3 on the season.

Horrigan scored on the first shot of overtime for either team.  Sean Buckley assisted on the goal, Horrigan's first of the season.

Southern New Hampshire jumped out to a 1-0 lead 9:50 into the first period when Mark Smith (Ronkonkoma, NY) scored off an assist from Troy Maybury (South Portland, ME).  The Panthers tied the game 1:35 later when Buckley scored off assists from Chris Cantara and Kyle Tobin.

The Penmen took a 2-1 lead 12:08 into the second period when Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA) scored off feeds from Jon Lizzotte (Winslow, ME) and John Frey (Westminster, CO).  Plymouth would tie the game at the 15:33 mark on Chris Chambers' seventh goal of the season, but the Penmen would reclaim the lead just 14 seconds later when Dave Carroll (Arlington, MA) scored, with DiBartolomeo and Kent Honeyman (Marietta, GA) assisting on the goal.

The Panthers scored the lone goal of the third period when Justin Phenney scored a power play goal at the 9:40 mark.

Kevin Crosby turned aside 27 shots en route to the win for PSU, while SNHU netminder Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) stopped 29 shots as the Panthers outshot the Penmen 33-30.

Carroll was named to the All-Tournament Team for SNHU.

The Penmen return to action on Saturday, December 6 when it travels to Stonehill College for a 2:00 Northeast-10 game.