WORCESTER, Mass.—The Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision to the Greyhounds of Assumption College on Saturday evening in Northeast-10 Conference play. With the loss, the Penmen fall to 1-15-1 overall and 0-6 in NE-10 action, while the win improves the Greyhounds to 8-7-1 overall and 4-4-1 in league play.
The Greyhounds would strike first in the game as Kevin Meehan notched a power play goal 7:16 into the game. The Greyhounds would carry the 1-0 lead until the 16:37 mark when Trevor Nelson (Exeter, N.H.) tallied an unassisted power play goal.
Assumption would take a 2-1 lead 2:10 into the second frame as Meehan tallied his second goal of the game on assists by Nick Mattiello and Ross Whilte. The Greyhounds would extend their lead to 3-1 just under four minutes later when Mattiello connected on assists by White and Heyde.
The 3-2 score would carry over into the third period where Assumption's Taylor Larsen would post an unassisted goal just 13 seconds into the period to take the 4-2 lead. SNHU's John Humphrey (Charlestown, Mass.) would bring the Penmen within one goal again with just 25 seconds remaining in the game on assists by TJ Bond (Nashua, N.H.) and Connor Audycki (Bellevue, Wash.)
The Penmen would pull goaltender Tyler Holske (Attleboro, Mass.) in order to scare the extra offensive player, but the Greyhounds would collect the puck and Mattiello would fire an empty net goal with ten seconds left in the game to finalize the 5-3 win.
Holske totaled 37 saves in net for the Penmen, while Assumption goaltender Bobby Bowden posted 40 saves en route to the win.
The Penmen return to action next Saturday, January 28 when they travel to Stonehill College for a 2:00 p.m. Northeast-10 Conference matchup.