Hockey Pulls Out Overtime Win At Wesleyan

Sophomore goaltender Ben Vandervies
Sophomore goaltender Ben Vandervies

MIDDLETOWN, CT- Freshman forward Swann Boisvert (Blainville, QC/Pembroke Lumber Kings-CJHL) scored his first collegiate with just under two minutes remaining in sudden death overtime to give the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team a 5-4 win over host Wesleyan in a non-conference game at Spurrier-Snyder Rink Tuesday evening.

Boisvert lifted a shot just under the crossbar and into the net from a position just off the side of the net.

The Corsairs, who had a 3-2 lead in the second period and fell behind, 4-3 after two, tied the game when freshman forward Kyle Johnston (Charlotte, MI/Richmond Generals-MET) scored his first goal as a Corsair with five minutes remaining.

"This was a real good win for us, and hopefully, it will be a momentum builder heading into the Thanksgiving break," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "It was very similar to the other four games we've played this season. Now, we have to focus on the four key league games we have ahead of us."

Junior goaltender Ben Vandervies (Hanna, AB/Golden Rockets-KJHL) earned his first victory of the season in goal for the Corsairs.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 2-1-2 with the victory, while Wesleyan dropped to 1-2-0 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Westfield State next Thursday evening. The Cardinals will host SUNY Canton Saturday evening.