Franklin Pierce Defeats Stonehill, 6-2

Franklin Pierce Defeats Stonehill, 6-2

Ravens skate to 5-0 lead early in third period en route to win


Sophomore Andrew Diozzi assisted on both Stonehill goals on Saturday night.

WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 21, 2009) - Franklin Pierce University netted the first five goals and never looked back in posting a 6-2 victory over Stonehill College in Northeast-10 Conference men's ice hockey action at the Winchendon School Ice Rink tonight.

Sophomore Anthony Chighisola (Whitman, Mass./Williston Northampton) registered two goals and an assist to lead Franklin Pierce, while sophomore Michael King (Center Conway, N.H./Kennett) posted a goal and assist. The Ravens also got two assists from freshman Wesley Russell (Marlboro, Mass./Marlboro) and goals from senior Phil LaBreck (Thornton, N.H./John Stark) and freshmen Michael Carr (South Boston, Mass./New Hampton Prep) and Tyler Cornele (Cape Coral, Fla./The Winchendon School).

Stonehill got third period goals from sophomores Bill Harris (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) and Matthew Doherty (Milton, Mass./Thayer Academy). Sophomore Andrew Diozzi (Belmont, Mass./Deerfield) dished two assists for the Skyhawks.

Senior Jon Tuttle (Concord, N.H./Concord) posted 30 saves in goal to preserve the win for Franklin Pierce. Sophomore Tyler Jackson (Little Silver, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) stopped 30 shots for Stonehill. The Ravens finished with a 36-32 advantage in shots on goal and converted three-of-nine power play chances, compared to 1-of-7 efficiency for the Skyhawks with the man advantage.

Franklin Pierce scored the first five goals of the contest, including a three-goal second period. King opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period at 8:25, assisted by sophomore Justin Adams (Homer, Alaska/Homer), on the power play. Two of the Ravens three second period goals came on the power play as well. Carr scored on a 4-on-4, 41-seconds into the period, assisted by Chighisola and freshman Roscoe Sweeney (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth). LaBreck struck with what would prove to be the game-winner on the power play at 11:15, while Chighisola netted his first of the night, assisted by King and Russell, on the power play at 15:35.

Franklin Pierce extended its lead to five goals when Cornele netted his first collegiate goal, unassisted, 14-seconds into the third. Stonehill struck with back-to-back goals from Harris on a power play at 2:59 and Doherty at 5:28. Chighisola rounded out the scoring at 14:16.

Stonehill (2-4-1, 0-2-0 NE-10) is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Nichols College at the Foxborough Sports Center at 7 p.m. Franklin Pierce (2-4-2, 1-0-1 NE-10) visits Western New England College on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Franklin Pierce 6, Stonehill 2

                                    1    2    3       -    T
Stonehill                       0    0     2       -    2
Franklin Pierce              1    3     2       -    6

Scoring: FP: Michael King (Justin Adams) 8:25 - PP; FP: Michael Carr (Roscoe Sweeney, Anthony Chighisola) 0:41; FP: Phil LaBreck (Steve Della-Calce, Wesley Russell) 11:15 - PP; FP: Chighisola (King, Russell) 15:35 - PP; FP: Tyler Cornele (unassisted) 0:14; STO: Bill Harris (Andrew Diozzi, Tyler Gordon) 2:59 - PP; STO: Matthew Doherty (Diozzi, Tyler Beauregard) 5:28; FP: Chighisola (Sean Carroll) 14:16.

Goaltending: STO: Tyler Jackson (60:00) 12-12-6=30; FP: Jon Tuttle (60:00) 10-10-10=30.

Shots on Goal: STO: 10-10-12=32; FP: 13-15-8=36.

Power Play: STO: 1/7; FP: 3/9.