HOOKSETT, N.H.—The Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team dropped a 4-2 Northeast-10 Conference decision to the Ravens of Franklin Pierce University on Saturday evening. With the loss, the Penmen fall to 1-14-1 overall and 0-5-0 in NE-10 action, while the win boosts the visiting Ravens to 3-8-3 overall and 2-2-1 in league play.
Teddy Walsh notched the first goal of the game for the Ravens at the 4:30 mark in the first period. The Penmen would even the score at 1-1 on a goal by Brian Troy (Ashburnham, Mass.) at the 9:35 mark. Connor Audycki (Bellevue, Wash.) assisted on the goal.
The Ravens would reclaim the lead at 2-1 at the 8:29 mark on an unassisted goal by Brandon Dennis. The goal would mark the only scoring of the second frame as the Ravens carried the 2-1 lead into the third period.
Up by one goal, the Ravens would extend their lead to 3-1 just 3:03 into the final period as Sean Dunn connected on an assist by Dennis. The Penmen would pose a comeback with 5:10 remaining in the period as John Humphrey (Charlestown, Mass.) tallied his seventh goal of the season on a pass from Troy.
With just over a minute left to play, the Penmen would pull goaltender Tyler Holske (Attleboro, Mass.) to skate the extra offensive player, but the Ravens would grab the puck and Dennis would record an empty-net goal to put the Ravens up 4-2. Michael Carr assisted on the goal.
Holske totaled 30 saves in net for the Penmen, while Ravens goaltender Ben Siok recorded 24 saves in the win.
Neither team scored on the power play, with Franklin Pierce getting five attempts and SNHU recording two power play opportunities.
Southern New Hampshire is idle until next Saturday, January 21 when it travels to Assumption for a 5:35 p.m. Northeast-10 Conference matchup.