Michals Records 55 Saves as Ice Hockey Falls to No. 3 Babson, 3-0

Michals Records 55 Saves as Ice Hockey Falls to No. 3 Babson, 3-0

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Sophomore goalkeeper Drew Michals (Newton, Mass.) set a new career-high with 55 saves as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's ice hockey team fell to No. 3-ranked Babson 3-0 Tuesday evening in non-conference action at Hetland Arena.

With the win, Babson remains unbeaten, rising to 7-0-0, while the Corsairs drop to 1-4-2 overall.

Michals registered the most stops for a Corsair since Ryan Williams recorded 51 during a 5-2 defeat to Bowdoin in the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament first round. Babson first year Matt Pompa (Palm City, Fla.) collected the shutout in his first collegiate start, turning aside 26 shots.

The Corsairs were led by senior Mike Restuccia (Malden, Mass.), who paced the offense with three shots on net and was 13-for- 9 in the faceoff circle. He was joined by junior Mike Kelly (Stoneham, Mass.) junior Matt Baldino (Woburn, Mass.) and sophomore Mike Sones (Waterdown, Ontario), all with three shots.

The Beavers had seven different skaters record a point Tuesday evening as they netted a goal in every period. First year Matt Brazel (Hingham, Mass.) collected a first-period power play goal and an assist on four shots. Junior Bill Seligman (Toronto, Ontario) and first year Tommy Muichiello (Weymouth, Mass) found the back of the net for Babson in the second period, while junior Bill Seligman (Toronto, Ontario) scored in the third. Junior Dan Casey (Chatham, N.J.) paced the offense with 8 shots and two helpers. 

Babson converted on their only power play of the night and outshot the Corsairs, 58-26. UMass Dartmouth failed to connect on its lone power play opportunity, which came in the third.

UMass Dartmouth will take the ice again against Southern New Hampshire for the 2015 Stove Pipe Tournament on Saturday at 4:10 p.m.. Babson will look to extend its unbeaten streak at Nazareth in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday.