Men's Ice Hockey Victory Over Babson College
New England College men’s ice hockey would hold the visiting Babson College scoreless picking up a huge 4-0 victory over the Beavers Saturday afternoon.
The win improves the Pilgrims to 13-5-3 overall and 8-4-3 in the ECAC East. The loss drops the Beavers to 13-5-3 overall and 9-4-2 in the ECAC East.
The two teams would battle evenly through much of the first period of play before NEC’s Viktor Berfelt (Stockholm, Sweden) would score a goal assisted by Paul Ruta (Pickering, Ontario) and Bjorn Terasniska (Huddinge, Sweden) at the 14:58 mark. The Beavers would hold the edge in shots out shooting the Pilgrims 10-9 but would head into the first intermission down 1-0.
NEC would tack on two goals in the second including a power-play goal by Mike Mullen (Pittsburgh, Pa.) at the 10:55 mark and a goal by NEC’s leading scorer Mark Ehl (N. Vancouver, B.C.) to put the Pilgrims up 3-0 heading into the third period.
Babson would have few opportunities in the third period as the Pilgrim defense would hold the Beavers to just five shots on net. NEC’s Mike Carmody (Falmouth, Maine) would tack on an additional power-play goal with just three seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Pilgrims to the 4-0 victory.
Picking up the win in goal for New England College was Ron Baia who finished with 19 saves. In goal for Babson College was Skylar Nipps (Orlando, Fl.) who finished with 21 saves.