Penmen Fall To First-Place Hawks 4-0

BOX SCORE | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: February 15, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (The Ice Den)
Score: Saint Anselm College 4, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: SNHU 11-9-4 (NE10 6-5-3),  Saint Anselm 15-11-2 (NE10 10-3-1)

Saint Anselm College goalie Colin Soucy stopped 33 shots and the Hawks handed Southern New Hampshire its first shutout of the season, 4-0, on Friday night at the Ice Den.  The teams meet one final time on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • It took Saint Anselm only 3:29 into the game.  Junior Sean Verrier blasted a shot past junior Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) after the Hawks had won a faceoff in the SNHU zone.  He was set up by Trey Aiello and Shawn Moors.
  • The Hawks had a 15-7 shot advantage in the first period.
  • The Penmen had an aggressive start to the second period, which included a pair of unsuccessful short-hand bids by junior DJ Goldstein (Wareham, Mass.) and senior Ryan Spagnoli (Burlington, Mass.)
  • The Hawks took a 2-0 lead at 5:21 of the middle stanza.  Michael Foggia picked up his second goal of the season off a pass from senior Bryan Green, who had carried the puck down the right wing.  Brian Cameron also assisted.
  • Aiello hit the net to make it 3-0 in favor of Saint Anselm at 11:05 of the second period.  He was set up by Verrier.
  • An empty net goal by Mike Ferraro, his 13th of the season, came in the final minutes for a 4-0 final.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Hawks outshot the Penmen 34-33 for the game.
  • Junior Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) started in net for the Penmen for the 18th time this season.  His 2.20 GAA is second in the NE10.
  • SNHU was whistled for six infractions for a total of 12 minutes.  Saint Anselm committed two penalties.  There were no power play conversions on Friday night.

NOTES

  • With the win, the Hawks have claimed the Northeast-10 Regular Season Championship. 
  • Saint Anselm has won the last six meetings between the squads.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen will conclude the regular season with a 4:00 p.m. contest on Saturday against the Hawks at Sullivan Arena.

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