Score: Saint Anselm 6, Assumption 3
Records: Assumption (7-8-2, 3-5-1 NE10), Saint Anselm (8-7-1, 5-2 NE10)
Location: Manchester, N.H.
The Lead: The Assumption College ice hockey team gave up two goals in the first six minutes of the contest and trailed the rest of the game to ultimately fall 6-3 to Saint Anselm on Friday night in Manchester.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the first six minutes of the contest the Hounds allowed two goals by Hawks defenseman Jake Grade and forward John Femia, before Assumption freshman John Chamberlain (Amesbury, Mass. / Williston Northampton School) scored a goal assisted by David Belbin (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL Elite)) and Brian Pickett (Wilmington, Mass. / Hebron Academy (Prep)) to cut the deficit to 2-1. Just 2:54 later Grade tallied his second of the night after Alex Andreucci and Nick Gorski fed him on the power play to reclaim the two goal lead to end the first period 3-1.
- Saint Anselm went on to score three consecutive goals hold Assumption scoreless through the entire second period to make the score 6-1. At this point in the game Hound goaltender David Zulauf (Rochester, Mich./ Bridgton Academy (Prep)) made five saves after relieving freshman goaltender David Altman (Rochester, Mich. / Bridgton Academy (Prep)) in the first period.
- Zulauf made six saves in the third and did not allow a goal as the offense tallied two consecutive goals in the last five minutes to end the game down 6-3. Junior defenseman Kieran Peters (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia / Bridgton Academy (Prep)) tallied his first goal of the season on the power play with 3:46 left in the game and then Matt Drake (Manchester, N.J. / Islanders Hockey Club (USPHL Elite)) recorded his first goal netting an even strength goal with 1:05 left in regulation.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Each team had a power play goal while the Hounds outshot the Hawks 20-19. Grade had a hat trick for the Hawks, while Pickett led the Assumption offense with three assists.
- Altman played nine minutes and made two saves while Zulauf made 11 saves in his relief efforts. Shane Joyce made 17 saves to improve his record to 6-4.
- Tomorrow, the Hounds are back to face Saint Anselm at 4:00 pm to complete the NE10 Conference weekend series.