SNHU Hockey Shuts Down Stonehill In 4-0 Win

BOX SCORE 

When and Where: February 9, 2019 – Foxboro, Mass. (Foxboro Sports Center)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 4, Stonehill College 0
Records: SNHU (11-8-4, 6-4-3), Stonehill (8-14-1, 3-10-1)

Junior goalie Kurt Gutting (Weymouth, Mass.) stopped all 40 shots enroute to his first shutout of the season as SNHU turned back Stonehill College 4-0 on Saturday in Foxboro, Mass.  Senior Chris Moquin (Hooksett, N.H.) added a goal and two assists.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Gutting improved to 8-4-4 on the season. 
  • Four different players scored for the Penmen, Chris Moquin, Brett Strawn, Cole Stewart and Phil Heisse.
  • Moquin finished the contest with three points on a goal and two assists.
  • Strawn also finished with three points, he had two more assists bringing his season scoring total to 9-12-21.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • One night after falling behind 3-0, the Penmen potted three first period goals and never looked back en route to the win.
  • Moquin scored for the first time in four games at 9:05 of the first period with SNHU on a man advantage.  It was his third power play goal of the season.
  • Moquin picked up the puck in the Skyhawks zone and lifted it past Bill Palmer for a 1-0 lead.
  • Senior Brett Strawn (Wareham, Mass.) and freshman Joe Fiorino (Willow Brook, Pas.) had the assists.
  • Strawn made it 2-0 with a punch in at 15:15, with assists from freshman Jake Cox (Columbus, Ga.) and Moquin.
  • Roughly three minutes later, the Penmen cashed in on another power play opportunity.  Freshman Cole Stewart (Alpharetta, Ga.) fed sophomore Max Kent (Sandwich, Mass.) who sent a one timer at the cage, which Stewart tipped in to make it 3-0.
  • The fourth and final goal of the contest was scored by freshman Phil Heisse (Overland Park, Kan.) who's rebound goal at 13:41 of the second period made it 4-0.  Strawn and Moquin assisted after an initial shot by Moquin bounced off Palmer's pad.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • SNHU held a slight 41-40 shot advantage over the Skyhawks.
  • The Penmen went 2-for-6 on the power play, while Stonehill was 0-for-6.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire earned a split of the two-game set, and won the season series 2-1 against Stonehill.
  • With two games to play in the regular season, SNHU is in third-place in the NE10 with 15 points.

WHAT'S NEXT

  • Southern New Hampshire is back in action Friday, Feb. 15 (7:10 p.m.) when they play host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at the Ice Den.

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