PREVIEW: Ice Hockey Opens 2018 Slate Tuesday, Hosts Becker at 7:30

Southern New Hampshire University (4-3-2, 3-2-1 Northeast-10)
Becker College (4-10-0, 2-8-0 Commonwealth Coast)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm
The Ice Den - Hooksett, N.H.


SERIES: SNHU trails, 1-5-1
LAST MEETING: Becker College 3, Southern New Hampshire University 1 (1/12/2017 at Marlborough, Mass.) 

Last Time Out: Southern New Hampshire University 5, Saint Michael's College 0 (12/8/17 - So. Burlington, Vt.)
Streak: Won 1

Scoring Leaders:
#10 Brett Strawn, So. (1 goal, 9 assists, 10 points)
#13 Jared Goudreau, So. (2 goals, 6 assists, 8 points)
#9 Chris Moquin, Sr. (6 goals, 2 assists, 8 points)
#21 Timothy Baylis, Sr. (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points)
#15 Griffin Connor, Fr. (2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points)
#28 Kyle Galloway, Fr. (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points)
#26 Kyle Valliere, Sr. (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points)
In Goal: #1 Ryan Slatky, Sr. (2.46 GAA, .915 save pct.) 

Notes: The Penmen take to the ice for the first time in over a month Tuesday when they host Becker at the Ice Den. Southern New Hampshire aims to extend its two-game unbeaten streak, as it skated to a 5-0 win over Northeast-10 Conference foe Saint Michael's College on December 8. Freshman Kyle Galloway (Sugar Hill, Ga.) led the SNHU offense against the Purple Knights with a pair of goals, while junior Anthony Gandolfi (Nutley, N.J.) handed out a pair of assists in the triumph. Senior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) stopped all 24 shots he faced to earn the shutout, which sent the Penmen into the semester break with an overall record of 4-3-2.

Last Time Out: Salve Regina University 7, Becker College 2 (12/10/2017 at Portsmouth, R.I.)
Streak: Lost 3

Scoring Leaders:
#11 John Dutney, Sr. (1 goal, 14 assists, 15 points)
#24 Corey Schafer, Jr. (5 goals, 7 assists, 12 points)
#44 James Wallace, Sr. (8 goals, 3 assists, 11 points)
#21 Brandon Morgan, Jr. (2 goals, 7 assists, 9 points)
In Goal: #29 Ryan Clifford, Fr. (5.11 GAA, .875 save pct.)

Notes: The Hawks make the trip to the Ice Den looking to put a halt to their current three-game losing streak. Becker is also seeing its first action of 2018, as its January 4 tilt with Westfield State University was postponed. The Hawks fell to Salve Regina in their last time out, 7-2, and were swept by the Seahawks in a home-and-home series on December 9 and 10. Senior MacGregor Howey (Grosse Ile, Mich.) and junior Corey Schaeffer (Johnstown, Pa.) accounted for the Becker offense in a 4-2 setback on December 9, before freshman Aaron Deady (East Greenwich, R.I.) and junior Brandon Morgan (Rochester, N.Y.) tallied single goals in the Hawks' 7-2 defeat on December 10.