Penmen Even Score- Beat Bryn Athyn Saturday Afternoon

BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 2, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (The Ice Den)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 3, Bryn Athyn 2
Records: SNHU 1-1-0, Bryn Athyn 1-1-0 

Sophomore Cole Stewart (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored twice, including the game-winner midway through the third period, as SNHU edged Bryn Athyn 3-2 Saturday Afternoon to earn a split of the season-opening series with the Lions at The Ice Den.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Sophomore Jake Cox (Columbus, Ga.) gave the Penmen a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 7:10 of the first period.  Freshman Matt Monreal (Wauwatosa, Wis.) and sophomore Joe Fiorino (Willow Grove, Pa.) assisted.
  • Stewart scored a short-handed goal at 4:50 of the second period to put the Penmen up 2-1 with assists Grad Student Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) and sophomore Dominic DiMambro (Troy, Mich.).
  • Stewart again broke a tie with the game-winner on the power play off a pass from senior DJ Goldstein (Wareham, Mass.) at 10:15 of the second period.
KEY MOMENT
  • Bryn Athyn's fifth and final penalty of the game, a hold on Devon Becker, proved to be the difference as Stewart scored.
  • The visiting Lions twice battled from behind, tying the game at 2-2 on a power-play goal by Nikita Smirnov.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • The Penmen scored five goals in the two games with the Lions - three came on the power-play and two were shorthanded goals.
  • Sophomore JT Kossakowski (Elburn, Ill.) started in net, earning his second career win.  He made 33 saves.
  • Bryn Athyn outshot SNHU 35-34 for the game, and outshot the Penmen in five of the six periods played in the season-opening series.
NOTES
  • The Penmen and Lions also split a pair of games played last season at Bryn Athyn.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen will play the next six games on the road, starting with the first NE10 game on Friday, November 8 at Franklin Pierce University.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.
  • The next home game at The Ice Den will come on Saturday, November 30 in the opening game of the Manchester PAL Cup against Morrisville at 1:50 p.m.

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