Southern N.H. Drops Stonehill, 8-3

Senior captain Peter Roundy netted his tenth goal of the season to run his point streak to seven games.

Southern N.H. Drops Stonehill, 8-3

Penmen ride six second period goals to key NE-10 victory


HOOKSETT, N.H. (February 13, 2010) - Southern New Hampshire University scored six goals in the second period and never looked back in collecting a key 8-3 triumph over Stonehill College in Northeast-10 Conference ice hockey action at the Ice Den tonight.

Sophomore Brandon Bradley (Wichita, Kan.) led Southern New Hampshire to the victory with three goals, including two during the Penmen's six-goal second period barrage. SNHU scored all six in the first ten minutes of the second stanza to take control, including four in a three-minute span. Juniors Bob Bryant (Nashua, N.H.) and Kent Honeyman (Marietta, Ga.) each posted a goal and two assists for the Penmen, while junior Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, Mass.) dished four assists.

Stonehill got goals from senior captain Peter Roundy (Simsbury, Conn./Kimball Union), extending his point streak to seven games, and freshman Christopher Gorovitz (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) and Sean McNeil (Canton, Mass./Canton).

Freshman Sean McNeil netted his first collegiate goal tonight.

Freshman Mike Mastracci (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 30 saves, including 12 in the third period alone, to preserve the win for SNHU. Sophomore Tyler Jackson (Little Silver, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) stopped 31 shots for Stonehill. The Penmen finished with a 39-33 advantage in shots on goal for the contest, converting on 1-of-4 power-play chances while adding a shorthanded goal. The Skyhawks were just 1-of-9 with the man-advantage.

Bryant put Southern New Hampshire in front with a power-play goal just 2:30 into the contest, assisted by junior Troy Maybury (South Portland, Maine) and Hildreth. Stonehill evened the score line at 15:41 with Roundy's tenth goal of the season, unassisted.

The Penmen took over with their second-period barrage, sparked by sophomore Doug Boulanger's (Beauport, Quebec) fourth goal of the season, assisted by Hildreth and senior Ryan DiBartolomeo (Leominster, Mass.), just 1:23 into the frame. Bradley followed with the first two goals of his hat trick night in the span of 2:11 with tallies at 4:39 and 6:50. The latter sparked a four-goal run over 2:56 that put the game on ice.

Stonehill netted the next two goals as Gorovitz scored his fifth of the season, on the power-play, at 14:06, before McNeil potted his first collegiate goal 12:01 into the third. Bradley capped his hat trick with his tenth of the season with 1:30 left in regulation.

Stonehill (8-12-1, 1-6-0 NE-10) and Southern New Hampshire (4-13-3, 2-5-2 NE-10) will wrap up their home-and-home series at the Foxborough Sports Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner will clinch the two NE-10 points in the regular season series, with the teams splitting the points in the event of a tie.

Southern N.H. 8, Stonehill 3 

                                    1     2    3       -    T
Stonehill                       1    1     1       -    3
Framingham State        1    6     1       -    8

Scoring: SNH: Bob Bryant (Troy Maybury, Andrew Hildreth) 2:30-PP; STO: Peter Roundy (unassisted) 15:41; SNH: Doug Boulanger (Hildreth, Ryan DiBartolomeo) 1:23; SNH: Brandon Bradley (Hildreth, Bryant) 4:39; SNH: Bradley (John Frey, Kent Honeyman) 6:50; SNH: Honeyman (Bryant, Maybury) 7:07; SNH: DiBartolomeo (Honeyman, Hildreth) 7:44; SNH: Frey (Neil Adams) 9:46-SH; STO: Christopher Gorovitz (Zachary Cantin, Patrick Greene) 14:06-PP; STO: Sean McNeil (Bill Harris, Andrew Webb) 12:01; SNH: Bradley (Anthony Dercole) 18:30.

Goaltending: STO: Tyler Jackson (60:00) 10-10-11=13; SNH: Mike Mastracci (60:00) 9-9-12=30.

Shots on Goal: STO: 10-10-13=33; SNH: 11-16-12=39.

Power Play: STO: 1/9; SNH: 1/4.