Ice Hockey Falls to Johnson & Wales

Ice Hockey Falls to Johnson & Wales

BOSTON, Mass.—The Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team dropped a X-X decision to Johnson & Wales University on Saturday afternoon in the consolation round of the 47th Annual Codfish Bowl hosted by UMass Boston.  With the loss, the Penmen fall to 1-12-1 on the season, while the win boosts the Wildcats to 8-3-2 overall.

Johnson & Wales would tally its first goal 4:20 into the first period as Alex Porrier notched his fifth goal of the season.  The Wildcats would add goals at the 12:12 and 16:28 marks to take the 3-0 lead entering the second period.  Ian DePasquale and Jeremiah Ketts were credited with the goals.

The Wildcats would resume scoring after the first intermission as Logan McDougall gave the Wildcats the 4-0 advantage at the 3:14 mark.  Danny Kaufmann would extend the Wildcats lead to 5-0 at the 14:13 mark. 

Kaufmann would tally his second goal of the game at the 9:03 mark in the third period, extending the Wildcats lead to 6-0 with just over ten minutes left to play in the game.  Jason Pietrasiak would add a goal of his own 2:10 later to extend the lead to 7-0 for the Wildcats.   

Ketts added three assists on top of his goal to lead the Wildcats with four points.  Kaufmann also totaled four points by adding two assists in addition to his two goals.

The Penmen were led by Michael Rotondi (Winchester, Mass.), who totaled a team-high four shots. 

Southern New Hampshire goaltender Max Paluszynski (Moorestown, N.J.) took the loss in net for the Penmen, tallying 18 saves in 40 minutes of action before giving way to teammate Tyler Holske (Attleboro, Mass.) who totaled 20 saves in 20 minutes.  Wildcats goaltender Matt Cooper recorded 23 saves in the complete-game effort. 

The Penmen were outshot 38-23 on the afternoon and did not convert on three power play opportunities, while the Wildcats finished 5-for-10 with the extra-man advantage. 

Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Tuesday, January 10 when it hosts Saint Michael's College at 7:30 p.m. in Northeast-10 Conference action.