Hockey Falls to UMass Boston in PAL/Stovepipe Tournament
MANCHESTER, N.H. - UMass Boston jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period and posted a 6-3 ice hockey win over Southern New Hampshire University in the first round of the PAL/Stovepipe Tournament Saturday at The Ice Den. The Beacons, who advance to Sunday's championship game against Tufts, improve to 2-1-1, while the Penmen, who face Plymouth State in Sunday's 1:00 consolation, are now 2-2 on the season.
Brett Calhoun led UMass Boston with a pair of goals, while Eric Tufman and Matt Atsoff each tallied a goal and an assist. Jeff Van Siclen and Zach Barron had the other Beacon goals, while Kris Kranzky handed out three assists.
Dave Carroll (Arlington, MA), John Frey (Westminster, CO) and Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, MA) each totaled a goal and an assist for the Penmen, while Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, MA) registered a pair of assists on the afternoon.
UMass Boston jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway through the first period when it scored three times in a span of 3:07, with Brett Calhoun's power play goal at the 12:23 mark making it 3-0. The Beacons made it 4-0 while killing off a five-minute major at the 16:32 mark on Barron's short-handed tally.
The Penmen got on the board at the 11:39 mark of the second period when Carroll scored off assists from Frey and DiBartolomeo. Frey made it a 4-2 game at the 16:17 mark, but UMass Boston would reclaim a three-goal advantage 42 seconds later when Tufman tipped home a shot from the point by Gentry Zollars.
Calhoun would record his second goal of the game at the 10:23 mark of the third. Hildreth would close out the scoring at the 13:22 mark when he scored on a power play, with Kent Honeyman (Marietta, GA) and Carroll recording assists.
Ryan Donovan turned aside 34 shots for UMass Boston in goal en route to the win. Todd Rowley (Billerica, MA) played the final 47:37 in goal for the Penmen and made 16 saves while allowing four goals. He came in in relief of SNHU starter Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, ME), who allowed three goals over the first 12:23 and made two saves. The hosts held a 37-25 shot advantage and were 1-7 on the power play, while the Beacons were 1-5.