Ice Hockey Skates Past Assumption, 4-1

Frament records second-career multi-point game with two assists

Hall tallied two goals in the victory for his fifth-career multi-point game

FOXBORO, Mass. (February 3, 2018) – The Stonehill College men's ice hockey team defeated Assumption College, 4-1, Saturday night at Foxboro Sports Center, after a tough loss on Friday night against the Greyhounds in Northeast-10 Conference play.

Stonehill (6-14-2, 4-7-1 NE10) saw Jack Hall (Shelburne, Vermont/Proctor Academy) tally two goals, for his fifth-career multi-point game, and Zachary Frament (Concord, New Hampshire/Tilton School) and Ryan Smith (Arlington, Massachusetts/Tilton School) record two assists each for their second-career multi-point games. Christopher Page (Winthrop, Massachusetts/Winthrop) and Kyle Woodruff (Brunswick, Maine/South Shore Kings-USPHL) each registered a goal apiece, while Shamus Maloney (North Attleboro, Massachusetts/Neponset River Valley Rats) and Logan Stark (Newton, Massachusetts/Walpole Express – EHL) chipped in one assist each. Junior goaltender Billy Palmer (Cranston, Rhode Island/Boston Bandits – EHL Premier) recorded 40 saves in the victory, for his sixth game this year with 40-plus saves.

Assumption College (12-9-2, 8-6-1 NE10) saw Mike Sorenti record the lone goal, while Peter McDonagh and Benjamin Alofsin chipped in the assists. Goaltender David Zulauf registered 33 saves in the battle.

Stonehill wasted no time in the opening period with six shots to Assumption's three, as the Skyhawks put a tally on the board with one of the shots from Hall for his second goal of the season. After Hall missed the cage wide, Maloney and Smith found Hall for another one-timer from the right side for a 1-0 lead at 6:39. The Skyhawks outshot the Greyhounds 19-9 at the end of the first period, including scoring a goal at 18:36 from Page for his third of the season with assists from Frament and Stark.

Palmer notched his sixth game this season with 40 or more saves

After Assumption drew a five-minute power play at 5:36 in the second frame, Stonehill was able to fend off the Greyhounds' eight shots. Assumption had another two opportunities to get the puck in the back of the cage with back-to-back penalties from Stonehill, but once again the Skyhawks defense stood tall against nine shots, including five-straight shots in the 15-minute mark. The shot advantage was reversed in the second period, as the Greyhounds totaled 18 shots to the Skyhawks eight.

Both teams were shorthanded on and off during the start of the third period, as neither team was able to put a tally on the board. Hall was able to extend the Skyhawks' lead to three, 3-0, at 8:26 in the third with assists from Smith and Frament for his third goal of the season. Assumption cut the deficit to two, 3-1, with a goal from Sorentiat 14:34. The Greyhounds then called a timeout at 17:05 and pulled Zulauf from the cage for the remainder of the period. Woodruff scored his second goal of the season at 17:47, as he sent the puck down the ice to the empty net for a three-goal lead, 4-1. Assumption was able to get off six shots, including four during a power play that began at 18:53, but Stonehill held off the six-man attack for the final minutes of the game.

Stonehill travels to Hooksett, New Hampshire to face Southern New Hampshire University on Friday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 10 at 3:20 p.m. in Northeast-10 Conference play.

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