Hooksett, N.H.- Saint Michael's College pulled away with their third win of the season with a 5-3 win in an ice hockey conference matchup over the Southern New Hampshire Penmen tonight. The Purple Knights improve to a 3-6-0 overall record and a 1-1-1 record within the conference. The Penmen post a 1-13-1 overall record and a 0-4 record in conference play.
The game-winning goal was scored at the 5:04 mark in the third period on a power play by Saint Michael's Michael Jangro, assisted by Justin Castagna and Josh Geary. That goal marked Jangro's third score on the season.
The Penmen took the lead early in the game by a Dane Caracino (Belmont, Mass.) goal early in the first period at the 5:12 mark. Assisting on the goal were TJ Bond (Nashua, N.H.) and Frank O'Connor (Arlington, Mass.). Saint Michael's answered late in the first period with a power play goal scored by Dan Evarts from Connor Logan.
The Purple Knights took the lead with 25 seconds into the second quarter and would maintain the lead for the rest of the game. Saint Michael's would resume scoring with another power play goal from Josh Geary at the 3:02 mark in the period. Nearly ten minutes later, a second Caracino goal would bring the Penmen deficit to one.
Saint Michael's would score two more times in the third period extending their lead. Michael Jangro and Connor Logan both scored power play goals to ice the game. Craig Carbonneau (Medford, Mass.) would score the Penmen lone goal late in the third quarter unassisted.
SNHU goaltender Tyler Holske (Attleboro, Mass.) totaled 32 saves in the loss for the Penmen, while Saint Michael's goaltender Mike Dizgun tallied 29 saves en route to his third win of the season. The Purple Knights finished 4-for-7 on the power play, while SNHU scored once in nine attempts with the extra-man advantage.
The Penmen return to action Saturday January, 14 at 7:30 p.m., when they host Franklin Pierce in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup.