Manchester, NH. — Joey Agliato’s goal off a Norwich turnover broke a 1-1 third period tie and gave the St. Anselm Hawks a 2-1 over the Norwich Cadets on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena. Norwich scored first on a Paul Russell powerplay goal in the first period, but that was the only score the Cadets could muster despite a 22-6 shot advantage in the period. St. Anselm then tied the game on a three on one break late in the second, setting the stage for their third period win. Suffering their second loss on the weekend NU again ran into a hot goaltender as St. Anselm’s Nick Dries made 47 saves on 48 Cadets shots. The loss, combined the Babson’s 5-3 win over Skidmore dropped Norwich two points behind the Beavers in the ECAC East standings.
MIDDLEBURY – Middlebury out shot Connecticut College by a 34-15 margin but could only muster up one goal in a 2-1 setback in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers fall to 8-8-2 overall and 6-5-1 in NESCAC conference play. Louis Belisle scored the only Panther goal in the third period and Liam Moorfield-Yee made 33 saves, but the story was Camels keeper Mike Petchonka who was credited with 33 stops in the win.
Boston, MA. – The Spartans fell short at No. 13 UMass-Boston, losing to the Beacons 5-1 on Saturday, Feb. 1. Five different Beacons found the net, while Ross Herzog scored the Spartans’ lone tally. UMass-Boston outshot the Spartans 35-30 in the contest, dealing Castleton their first loss in three games. Zach Andrews made 29 saves for the Beacons while Thomas Shelley and Mark Hochman split time in net for the Spartans. Shelley made 20 saves and allowed four goals in two periods, while Hochman stopped 10 shots allowing a goal in the third period.
HENNIKER, N.H. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s ice hockey team struck first but ended up falling to New England College, 5-1, on Saturday afternoon at Lee Clement Arena in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action. The Purple Knights drop to 4-15-1 overall and 2-11-1 in league play, while the Pilgrims improve to 14-6-1 and 10-5. Purple Knight first-year Josh Dickman scored his seventh goal of the year as the team’s only tally, and sophomore Michael Comitini stopped 26 shots for his team, which outshot the hosts 39-31.