Stonehill Rolls Past Southern New Hampshire, 10-4

Freshman Christopher Gorovitz netted his first collegiate hat trick to lead Stonehill past Southern New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon.

Stonehill Rolls Past Southern New Hampshire, 10-4

Gorovitz sparks seven-goal barrage with hat trick, Skyhawks clinch first NE-10 points of the season


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (February 18, 2010) - Stonehill College scored seven-straight goals over the second and third periods to post a key 10-4 victory over Southern New Hampshire University to clinch its first Northeast-10 points of the year in men ice hockey action at the Foxborough Sports Center this evening.

Freshman Christopher Gorovitz (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) sparked the Stonehill barrage with a hat trick, while junior Angelo Todesca (Westwood, Mass./Catholic Memorial) added a pair. Sophomore Matthew Doherty (Milton, Mass./Thayer Academy) picked up four points with two goals and two assists. Senior Peter Roundy (Simsbury, Conn./Kimball Union) and sophomore Andrew Diozzi (Belmont, Mass./Deerfield) and Patrick Greene (Weymouth, Mass./Catholic Memorial) each dished three assists on the night. Roundy extended his personal point streak to eight games with the assists.

Junior Andrew Webb (Jaffrey, N.H./Westminster School) and freshman Dana Borges (Taunton, Mass./Coyle Cassidy) contributed a goal and assist for the Skyhawks, while freshman Min Seong Kim (Seoul, South Korea) chipped in with his first collegiate goal.

Sophomore Matthew Doherty collected four points with two goals and two assists this afternoon.

Junior Andrew Hildreth (Leominster, Mass.) led Southern New Hampshire with a goal and assist. The Penmen also got goals from senior Mark Lodge (Alfred, Maine), junior Bob Bryant (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Anthony Dercole (Hamden, Conn.).

Sophomore goaltender Tyler Jackson (Little Silver, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) made 24 saves, including ten in the second period, to preserve the win for Stonehill. Freshman Mike Mastracci (Pittsburgh, Pa.) stopped 17 shots over the first 34:42, before giving way to senior Shane Brooks (Kennebunk, Maine) who registered 12 saves over the final 25:18.

Stonehill finished with a 39-28 advantage in shots on goal for the contest, with the Skyhawks converting 4-of-9 power-play chances. Southern New Hampshire finished 2-for-3 on the power-play, while also netting a shorthanded tally.

Stonehill scored the final two goals of the opening period to carry a 3-2 advantage into the first intermission. Gorovitz put the Skyhawks in front for the first time with an unassisted tally 17:36 into the first period. Bryant evened the game at 3-3 for SNHU with his sixth goal of the season on the power play, assisted by Hildreth and senior Kent Honeyman (Marietta, Ga.), 2:43 into the second period. 

Junior Angelo Todesca netted two goals for the Skyhawks.

Stonehill took over from there, scoring the next seven goals over the second and third periods. The Skyhawks struck twice within a two-minute span on goals from Todesca and Gorovitz to open a two-goal lead at 8:17. Gorovitz finished his hat trick with his eighth goal of the season, assisted by Doherty, at 11:12 to put Stonehill up three.

Stonehill netted three-straight power-play goals to ice the victory. The Skyhawks struck twice in the span of 17-seconds in the third period, with power-play goals from Todesca and Webb at 5:23 and 5:40, respectively. The hosts closed out their ten goal game with Doherty's fifth of the season at 9:45, before SNHU closed out the scoring with Hildreth's sixth of the year 17:24.

Stonehill (9-12-1, 2-6-0 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it visits Franklin Pierce University at 7 p.m. The Skyhawks final regular season home game of the season will be next Thursday, February 25, when they host Saint Anselm College for Senior Night at 7 p.m. Southern New Hampshire (4-14-3, 2-6-2 NE-10) closes out the regular season on Saturday when it hosts Assumption College at 4:30 p.m.

Stonehill 10, Southern New Hampshire 4

                                    1      2    3       -    T
Southern N.H.               2     1    1       -    4
Stonehill                       3     4    3       -    10

Scoring: SNH: Mark Lodge (Ryan DiBartolomeo) 8:19-SH; STO: Matthew Doherty (Andrew Diozzi, Patrick Greene) 10:43-PP; SNH: Anthony Dercole (Troy Mayberry) 11:55-PP; STO: Min Seong Kim (Diozzi, Peter Roundy) 12:24; STO: Christopher Gorovitz (unassisted) 17:36; SNH: Bobby Bryant (Kent Honeyman, Andrew Hildreth) 2:43-PP; STO: Angelo Todesca (Greene, Christopher Rogers) 6:22; STO: Gorovitz (Zachary Cantin, Roundy) 8:17; STO: Gorovitz (Doherty) 11:12; STO: Dana Borges (Webb, Greene) 14:42; STO: Todesca (Roundy, Borges) 5:23-PP; STO: Webb (Doherty, Diozzi) 5:40-PP; STO: Doherty (Mario Ranalli) 9:45; SNH: Hildreth (unassisted) 17:24.

Goaltending: SNH: Mike Mastracci (34:42) 10-7-0=17, Shane Brooks (25:18) 0-1-11=12; STO: Tyler Jackson (60:00) 8-10-6=24.

Shots on Goal: SNH: 10-11-7=28; STO: 13-12-14=39.

Power Play: SNH: 2/3; STO: 4/9.