Ice Hockey Falls in 5-4 Decision to Post

Wright and Godin tally two points each in the loss

Godin was one of two Skyhawks to record two points in the game

FOXBORO, Mass. (January 27, 2018) – The Stonehill College ice hockey team was unable to get by Post University after the Eagles scored three goals in the second period to take a 5-4 victory Saturday night at Foxboro Sports Center.  

Stonehill (5-12-2) saw four different goal scorers, including Ryan Meade (Tewksbury, Massachusetts/Tilton School), Cameron Wright (West Dummerston, Vermont/Springfield Pics – USPHL Premier), Nicholas Godin (New London, New Hampshire/Tabor Academy), and Shamus Maloney (North Attleboro, Massachusetts/Neponset River Valley Rats). Wright and Godin also tallied assists for a two-point night, while Michael Seibold (), Nick Schofield (Foxboro, Massachusetts/Williston Northampton), and Jack Scannell (Medfield, Massachusetts/Proctor Academy) also registered a helper. Goaltenders Billy Palmer (Cranston, Rhode Island/Boston Bandits – EHL Premier) and Matthew Schoen (Tolland, Connecticut/Phillips Academy) combined for 23 saves.

Post's (2-14-2) goals were recorded by Tyler Hackett, Anthony Giacomin, Nolan Arbuckle, Lucas Smith, and Brian Hurley. Hackett added two assists during the game for a three-point contest, while Smith and Hurley each registered a two-point game. Noah Wild and Costa Pizanis recorded the other two assists, while Brandon Brown notched 46 saves in the second-straight victory.  

Stonehill jumped on board early in the game taking on a 2-0 lead scoring both goals within seven minutes. The first came at 1:04 as Godin found the back of the cage with a pass from Wright. Maloney followed up with his ninth goal of the season at 7:23 as Scannell sent him the puck for the early lead. Post responded with two goals of their own in the first frame, including one at 11:53 from Glacomin and a power play goal at 16:47 from Arbuckle. Pizanis and Wild registered the helpers, respectively.

The Eagles continued the momentum in the second period, scoring a third goal for the Eagles' first lead of the game, 3-2, Hurley slotted Post's second power play goal of the game at 2:22, with helpers from Hackett and Smith. Stonehill responded a minute later at 3:10 with Wright's third goal of the season, tying up the game once more, 3-3. Post picked up the pace once more during the game with two goals in three minutes, with the first one from Smith at 4:18 and the second from Hackett for the third power play goal of the game at 7:16. Hackett assisted the first goal, while Hurley ripped a shot to Hackett for the second goal, putting the Eagles up by two, 5-3. Stonehill was able to squeeze in one final goal of the game at 10:45 in the second frame, as Meade sent the dish to the cage for his first goal of the season.

Stonehill outshot Post for the third-straight period, 23-8 in the third frame, but was unable to find a slot for an equalizer.

The Skyhawks travels to Manchester, New Hampshire to face Saint Anselm College on Tuesday, January 30 at Sullivan Arena with a 7:00 p.m. opening faceoff.

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