Lubinski Scores in OT to Push Penmen Past Saint Anselm

Lubinski Scores in OT to Push Penmen Past Saint Anselm

HOOKSETT, N.H. – Zach Lubinski (Hudson, N.H.) scored the gamewinning goal in overtime to power the Southern New Hampshire ice hockey team to a 4-3 win over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference play Tuesday evening. With the win, the Penmen improve to 6-12-2 overall and 4-3-1 in the league, while the Hawks are now 11-8-2.

The victory marks the fourth straight win for SNHU, as well as the third time the Penmen have defeated Saint Anselm in the 30 times the teams have met.

SNHU got off to a strong start in the first period when Jim Gabrione (Boca Raton, Fla.) scored his eighth goal of the season just four minutes into the period to put the Penmen on the board. Two more Southern New Hampshire goals would build a 3-0 lead halfway through the period when John Humphrey (Charlestown, Mass.) notched a power play score from Casey Goll (Winthrop, Mass.) and Gabrione, and Michael Durelli (Wrightsville, N.J.) recorded his first goal of the season.

However, just three minutes later, the Hawks would answer with back-to-back goals as Joe Tebano scored a short-handed goal and Mike Richard capitalized on a power play goal to end the period with a score of 3-2. 

John Hyslip would score the equalizing goal for Saint Anslem to tie the game up at 3-3 in the second period, and a scoreless third period would send the game into overtime.

In the overtime period, Lubinski would score his fourth goal of the season at the 2:06 mark to win the game from Dane Caracino (Belmont, Mass.) and Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.)

Goalkeeper Tyler Holske (Attleboro, Mass.) stopped 35 shots while Robert Kang saved 15 for the Hawks.

The Penmen return to action Saturday, February 9 when they travel to Stonehill College for a 7:30 p.m. league game.