Feb. 14, 2009
FRAMINGHAM, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team got back on the winning track when they defeated host Framingham State, 4-2, in an Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast game at Loring Arena Saturday evening.
The Corsairs broke a scoreless tie early in the second period when sophomore forward Jason Stahl (Londonderry, NH/Valley Jr. Warriors) took advantage of a misplay by FSC goaltender Ryan Shelley, scoring a power play goal at 3:10. The Rams tied the score on Joe Hurley's power play goal, but junior forward Aaron Blades (Chino, CA/Cushing Academy) put UMD on top for good when he converted a pass from sophomore forward Billy Manning (Stoughton, MA/Bridgewater Jr. Bandits) at 14:28. Freshman defenseman Mike Grzelcyk (Watertown, MA/Winchendon Academy) also assisted. UMD senior goaltender Jeff Green (Medway, MA/Valley Jr. Warriors) preserved the lead when he stopped Hurley's penalty shot at 15:54 of the second period after Hurley was tripped and prevented from going in on a breakaway.
Junior forward Matt Serino (Saugus, MA/Avon Old Farms) scored at 6:45 of the third period to put the Corsairs ahead, 3-1, and sophomore defenseman Mickey Dudley (Douglas, MA/Boston Jr. Bruins) made it 4-1 with a goal at 11:15 before BSC's Trevor Johnson scored with 2:28 remaining to make it 4-2.
"It was good to win, and it will be good to come home after playing so many games on the road," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "Jeff Green's stop on the penalty shot was a pivotal play in the game. We've got to come home and get ready for Nichols at Hetland Wednesday night."
The Corsairs out shot the Rams, 40-16. Green made 14 saves, while Shelley made 36 for FSC.
The Corsairs are now 15-6-2 and 12-2-1 in the ECAC Northeast, while the Rams are now 0-19-4 and 0-12-3. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Nichols in an Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast game next Wednesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH HOCKEY