Hockey Is Back - But Bryn Athyn Spoils SNHU Opener 6-3

Hockey Is Back - But Bryn Athyn Spoils SNHU Opener 6-3


When and Where: November 1, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (The Ice Den)
Score: Bryn Athyn College 6, Southern New Hampshire University 3
Records: SNHU 0-1-0, Bryn Athyn 1-0-0 

SNHU opened the season with a pair of power-play goals and a short-handed goal, but fell 6-3 to Bryn Athyn College on Friday night at the Ice Den.

  • Galloway converted in a five-on-three situation to give the Penmen a 1-0 lead at 14:08 of the first period.  Junior Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.) and sophomore Alex Ring (Salem, N.H.) had the assists.
  • The visiting Lions tied the game at 8:45 of the second, and tallied again 1:20 later to take a lead they would not relinquish. 
  • After SNHU cut the lead to 3-2 on a power play goal by Nash at 16:10 of the second period, the Lions responded with a pair of power-play goals to run out to a 5-2 lead by 8:54 of the the third.
  • Somerville scored the short-handed goal at 17:15 of the third period off a pass from sophomore Phil Heisse (Overland Park, Kan.)
  • Senior Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) made 30 saves in net for SNHU.  The Lions outshot the Penmen in each period and 36-23 for the contest.
  • Sophomore Joe Fiorino (Willow Grove, Pa.) and sophomore Jake Cox (Columbus, Geo.) had assists on the Nash power-play goal.
  • Both teams went 2-for-5 on the power-play
  • The six goals were the most allowed by the Penmen since Feb. 11, 2017.  
  • This was Bryn Athyn's first visit to SNHU.  The first-ever meetings between the teams came in Pennsylvania last year with each team winning a game.
  • The Penmen and Lions will play again at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at The Ice Den in Hooksett, N.H.

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