December 6, 2011

Ice Hockey Hosts Hawks in Cross-town Rivalry Tonight

2011-12 Southern New Hampshire Ice Hockey
Saint Anselm College (3-3-1) vs. Southern New Hampshire University (1-8-1)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.

THE MATCHUP: The Penmen host cross-town rival Saint Anselm College at 7:30 p.m. in non-conference action at the Ice Den. 

MEDIA: Live stats are available for tonight's game. 

THE PENMEN: The Penmen dropped a 3-2 overtime loss to Assumption on Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Arena...Charles Wisniewski and Trevor Nelson tallied unassisted goals for the Penmen...SNHU recorded a season-high 52 shots-on-goal in the loss...John Humphrey leads SNHU in points this season with nine from six goals and three assists...Tyler Pascucci has added four goals this season along with two assists for six points...Wisniewski ranks fourth on the team in total points this season with five from four goals and an assist...Dane Caracino has also scored three times this season and has added two assists for five points...freshman TJ Bond leads the team in assists with five and has also scored once this season for six points...goaltender Tyler Holske has totaled 262 saves over nine appearances and owns a team-best .873 save percentage.

THE HAWKS: Saint Anselm has been idle since November 30 when it posted an 11-1 win against Assumption and posted a season-high 60 shots-on-goal...Tim King led the Hawks with two goals and two assists in the win, while Sean Jenkins added a goal and three assists...Jenkins leads the team in points with eight from three goals and five assists...Greg Merrill and Ryan Holley have six points apiece from three goals and three assists and two goals and four assists, respectively...Tucker Mullin has contributed two goals and three assists for five points this season...King and Joe Agliato have both tallied two goals and two assists...Saint Anselm goaltender Robert Kang has recorded 103 saves this season and boasts a .928 save percentage in five appearances...Hawks head coach Ed Seney is one-win shy of his 300th career victory with a 299-288-37 career record over 24 years of NCAA coaching.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Hawks have won 24 out of 27 all-time matchups with the Penmen including a 6-1 win at the Ice Den last season fueled by a hat trick by Ryan Butler...Brandon Sheehan scored the lone Penmen goal...the last time SNHU defeated Saint Anselm was a 4-2 win at home on February 6, 2007 in Northeast-10 Conference action.