NEC Men’s Ice Hockey Skates Babson College to a Tie
With the tie the Pilgrims improve to 0-1-1 on the season, while the Beavers also improve to 0-1-1 overall.
The two teams would battle evenly through the opening period of play as neither team would net a goal and both teams would notch eight shots on goal.
The Pilgrims would break the scoring drought 2:28 into the second period of play as Johney Parise-Cornier (St. Pierre, Quebec) would net his first collegiate goal assisted by Patrick Corcoran (Philadelphia, Pa.). NEC would make that a two goal lead just minutes later as James O’Reilly (Charleston, S.C) would put in a shot assisted by Andre Stalberg (Alignsas, Sweden) and Andreas Persson (Landskrona, Sweden).
The Pilgrims would add another second period goal extending their lead to 3-0 as Stalberg would convert on an NEC power-play assisted by Samuli Turunen (Joensuu, Finland). Babson would get on the board in the closing minutes of the second period as Matt Furey (Quincy, Mass.) would net a power-play goal assisted by Ben Kravitz (Huntington, N.Y.) and Nik Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass.).
The third period offense would be all Babson as the Beavers would cut the lead to 3-2 2:57 into the period thanks to a Mike Vollmin (Wilmington, N.C.). Babson would then come up huge in the final seconds of play as Andrew Bonazza (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) would rebound in a Shayne Anderson (Dorchester, Mass.) shot knotting the game at 3-3 with 12 seconds on the clock.
The Beavers would have a penalty shot opportunity in overtime but NEC keeper Shawn Sirman (Blezard Valley, Ontario) would come up with a huge save shutting out Troy Starrett (Bellingham, Mass.).
The Beavers finished the game out shooting the Pilgrims 46-21.
In goal for Babson was Zeke Testa (Wellesley, Mas.) who recorded 18 saves on the afternoon. NEC’s Sirman finished the day with an impressive 43 saves.
NEC returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 6 when they host non-conference opponent Fitchburg State at 7:00 p.m.. Babson College will travel to square off against non-conference opponent UMass-Dartmouth on Thursday, Nov. 6.
Scoring by period 1 2 3 OT Total
Babson College 0 1 2 0 3
New England College 0 3 0 0 3