Men's Ice Hockey Caps Weekend Series at Assumption with Setback

Men's Ice Hockey Caps Weekend Series at Assumption with Setback

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey team capped a two-game Northeast-10 Conference weekend against Assumption University with an 8-2 loss in Worcester Ice Arena on Saturday evening.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (2-8, 2-4 NE10), Assumption (6-7-1, 3-3 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Case Kantgias (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Northern Colorado Eagles), 1 goal
  • First-year Brennan McFarland (Greeley, Colo./Northern Colorado Eagles), 1 goal
  • Senior Thomas Flack (Toronto, Ontario/Saint Michael's Buzzers), 1 assist, 12-for-17 faceoffs
  • Senior Hugo Turcotte (Gap, France/Kimball Union Academy), 20 saves in 47:57 of relief
  • Sophomore Marshall Murphy (Little Canada, Minn./Northern Colorado Eagles), 4 saves in 12:03
  • Junior Matt Schreiner (Falmouth, Mass./Walpole Express), 16-for-19 faceoffs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior John Pigott, 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Senior William Smith, 1 goal, 1 assist, 10-for-14 faceoffs
  • Senior Robert Holyoke, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Graduate student David Altman, 33 saves

GAME FACTS

  • McFarland scored the first goal of his career.
  • Saint Michael's held advantages in shots (35-32) and faceoff wins (37-32).

THE ACTION

  • Pigott scored 4:55 into the game before senior Dante Maribito doubled the lead 1:49 later.
  • Kantgias cut the deficit in half at 10:32, firing from the blue line during a power play. Senior Cameron Stewart (Sabattus, Maine/East Coast Wizards) and Flack assisted.
  • Assumption later netted four goals in a 7:43 span, including Holyoke tallying on a man advantage at 17:16. Senior Devan Sheth pushed the lead to 6-1 with 57 seconds left.
  • McFarland scored on a power play at 10:37 of the second period, knocking home a rebound of sophomore Gabriel Gagnon's (Mascouche, Quebec/East Coast Wizards) saved shot. Gagnon notched his first college point, while senior Sel Narby (Huntington, N.Y./Connecticut Junior Rangers) also assisted.
  • However, junior Colin Philippon countered with a goal 19 seconds later, and sophomore Lucas Crawford scored the lone goal of the third period on a power play at 13:39.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday at Post University, 2 p.m.