Men's Ice Hockey falls to Trinity College
Trinity College’s Paul Jaskot (Methuen, Mass.) and Chris Powers (Lynnfield, Mass.) each recorded two goals and dished out two assists leading the visiting Bantams past the New England College Pilgrims 4-2 Friday evening in Henniker. With the win the Bantams improve to 9-3-0 on the season, while the loss drops the Pilgrims to 9-4-0 overall.
Trinity would not waste much time getting on the board as Jaskot would net his first goal of the night assisted by Adma Houli (Howell, N.J.) and Powers just 46 seconds into the opening period. Trinity would tack on another goal late in the first as Powers would convert on a Trinity power-play opportunity assisted by Houli and Jaskot at the 16:46 mark, sending the Bantams into the first intermission up 2-0.
Powers would put the Bantams up 3-0 at the 7:10 mark in the second period as he would stuff in a loose puck assisted again by Jaskot and Houli. The NEC offense would wake up late in the second period as Dylan Exton (Calagry, Alberta) would score off a pass from Jared Mullen (Roanoke, Va.) and Pat Melillo (Wallingford, Conn.) at the 17:37 mark. NEC’s Simon Laudon-Sorlin (Stockholm, Sweden) would net another Pilgrim goal just under a minute later cutting the Bantam lead to 3-2 heading into the final period.
The two teams would battle through much of the third period scoreless before Trinity’s Jaskot would strike again scoring the Bantams’ second power-play goal of the evening at the 15:20 mark. The Pilgrims would try to fight their way back but the Trinity defense would hold strong as the Bantams would capture the 4-2 victory.
Picking up the win in net for Trinity was Wesley Vesprini (Lexington, Mass.) who finished with 23 saves on the evening. In goal for NEC was Aaron Harvey (Milford, Nova Scotia) who recorded 21 saves.