Hockey Wins at Suffolk, 4-1

Hockey Wins at Suffolk, 4-1
BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team broke a scoreless tie with three second-period goals and went on to defeat host Suffolk, 4-1, in an Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast game at Water Brown Arena Wednesday evening.

The Corsairs got on the board at 9:29 of the second period when sophomore defenseman Mickey Dudley (Douglas, MA/Boston Jr. Bruins) beat Suffolk goalie Bill Gilbert with a shot from the left point. Dudley scored again from the point three minutes later to make it 2-0, then senior forward Nick Paquin (Warwick, RI/Winchendon Academy) converted passes from junior forward Matt Serino (Saugus, MA/Avon Old Farms) and Giancarlo Capodanno (Mountainside, NJ/N.J. Rockets) at 14:04 to make it 3-0, UMass Dartmouth, at the end of the second period.

SU's John Rocchio cut the Corsairs' margin to 3-1 when he beat UMD junior goaltender Jon Dryjowicz-Burek (Ludlow, MA/Springfield Jr. Falcons) on a breakaway 5:28 into the third period, but UMass Dartmouth restored their three-goal margin when sophomore forward Billy Manning (Stoughton, MA/Bridgewater Jr. Bandits) converted passes from his brother, freshman forward Shawn Manning (Stoughton, MA/Salisbury School) and freshman forward Mike Owens (South Boston, MA/Boston Jr. Bulldogs) with 1:38 to play.

"It was a pretty solid road win," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "The first period was back and forth, then we broke the game open in the second period. Suffolk mounted a charge after Rocchio scored, but we held on and extended our lead late in the game."

The Corsairs out shot the Rams, 41-25. Dryjowicz-Burek made 24 saves, while Gilbert made 36 in relief of starter Jeff Rose, who made one save but left the game after being injured in a goal mouth collision 1:40 into the first period. UMass Dartmouth didn't convert either of their two power play chances, and killed both Suffolk power play opportunities.

The Corsairs improved to 12-5-1 and 9-1-0 in the ECAC Northeast with the victory, while the Rams dropped to 4-11-2 and 3-5-2 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Fitchburg State in an Eastern College Athletic Conference game Saturday evening.