Third Period Rally Sends Stonehill Past Ice Hockey, 3-2


When and Where: November 7, 2016 – Foxboro, Mass. (Foxboro Sports Center)
Score: Stonehill College 3, Southern New Hampshire University 2
Records: SNHU 2-1-0 (1-1-0 Northeast-10), Stonehill 2-1-1 (1-0-0 Northeast-10)

The Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team built a 2-1 lead after two periods of play on Monday, but a pair of Stonehill College goals in the first 11-plus minutes of the third lifted the Skyhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Penmen in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Foxboro Sports Center.

After sophomore Joseph Berardi (Burlington, Mass.) put Southern New Hampshire in front late in the second, Connor Tedesco converted a feed from Connor Jewett at 5:41 of the final stanza to even the score at two apiece. With 8:37 remaining in regulation, Ryan Smith set up Nicholas Godin for what proved to be the game-winner.

For the third time in as many games, the Penmen were the first team on the board. Freshman Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) collected his second of the year on a powerplay marker just under 11 minutes into the contest to put the visitors in front. The lead held for nearly the entirety of the first period, but Evan Jacques knotted the score at one with a man-advantage tally of his own with just one second remaining before intermission.

Neither side was able to find the back of the net for the first 16 minutes of the second before sophomore Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia) and junior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) worked to find Berardi for his first of the year.

Junior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) turned aside 42 shots in the setback while his counterpart, Billy Palmer, earned the victory with a 22-save performance.

- Southern New Hampshire was outshot 45-24 over the course of the evening, and the Penmen were at a 30-13 disadvantage during the final two periods of play.
- SNHU allowed its first powerplay goal of the season on Jacques' buzzer-beating tally. The Penmen entered Monday's game a perfect 14-for-14 on the penalty kill.
- Slatky made at least 40 saves for the second time in three outings this season. He now has nine career games of 40 saves or more, eight of which have come since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

What's Next:
Southern New Hampshire will look to bounce back on Wednesday (Nov. 9) when it hits the road to take on Daniel Webster College (0-4) at Conway Arena at 7 p.m.

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