NEC Men’s Ice Hockey Ties Visiting University of New England
HENNIKER, N.H.—New England College men’s hockey would skate the visiting University of New England Nor’easters to a 2-2 tie Friday evening in Henniker.
With the tie the Pilgrims move to 8-12-4 overall and 6-8-3 in ECAC East play, while the Nor’easters are now 6-15-2 on the season and 4-12-1 in conference play.
NEC would open the scoring 7:55 into the opening period as Cheyne Matheson (Wheatley, Ontario) would put in a nice pass from Kyle Manlow (Murretta, Calif.). UNE would net the equalizer at the 15:37 mark as Zach Lokey (Elizabethtown, Pa.) would intercept a Pilgrim clear as a Nor’easter power-play expired and fire a shot past Pilgrim goalie Shawn Sirman (Blezard Valley, Ontario).
The Pilgrims would regain the one goal lead at the 12:34 mark in the second period as James O’Reilly (Charleston, S.C.) would rebound in a shot off the stick of Andre Stalberg (Alingas, Sweden) notching NEC’s first power-play goal of the afternoon. Again, the Nor’easters would respond knotting the game at 2-2 with a power-play goal of their own scored Adam Laite (Howie Center, Nova Scotia) assisted by Russ Franey (York, Maine) with just under five minutes to play in the period.
Neither team would muster a goal in the final period of regulation or overtime as the Pilgrims would out shoot the Nor’easters 13-5 in the third but the Nor’easters would hold the 5-3 advantage in shots on goal in the overtime period.
NEC finished the game holding the 37-27 advantage in shots on net.
Sirman finished the game with 25 saves in net for the Pilgrims. In net for University of New England was Ian Edwards (Linden, Mich.) who recorded 35 saves on the evening.
NEC returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16 when they close out their regular season hosting the University of Southern Maine. University of New England will hit the ice on Saturday, Feb. 16 when they travel to take on St. Anselm College.
Scoring by period 1 2 3 OT Total
University of New England 1 1 0 0 2
New England College 1 1 0 0 2
Published: February 15, 2013