Hockey opens season with a victory over Post University
By Matt Ferris
On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Rams opened their season at home against Post University.
Framingham came ready to play, scoring two goals in the first five minutes of action.
Bryan Whelan scored the first goal just under three minutes in off assists from Trevor Lewandoski and Walker Hamilton.
Just over a minute later, Mason Ledbetter took a pass from Ryan McDonough, and ?red it into the net to make it 2-0.
The Eagles responded with a short-handed goal three minutes later. Niko Grollman ripped a shot past Rams’ goalie Greg Harney to make it 2-1.
Just before the end of the first period, the Rams added another goal. This time, it was Hamilton with assists from Soren Colstrup and Ryan Paul to make it 3-1 heading into the intermission.
The Rams picked up a penalty early in the second period, putting the Eagles on the power play. Jake Raleigh capitalized on the man advantage to shrink the Rams’ lead down to 1.
Just three minutes later, the Eagles picked up a penalty of their own to give the Rams a power play.
Brandon Hamner grew the Rams’ lead back to 2 goals with the power play score. Jack Sheehan and McDonough assisted the play making it 4-2.
Late in the third period, Kieran Hurley netted a goal for the Eagles to bring them within one goal, but the comeback was too little, too late as the Rams earned the 4-3 win.
Despite winning the game, the Rams were outshot 49-34 with Harney making 46 saves.
Framingham went just 1-for-6 on the power play, while Post went 1-for-8.
With the win, the Rams improve to 1-0 on the season.
The Rams traveled to Southern New Hampshire University to take on the Penmen on Nov. 6.
The Penmen scored the game’s first goal 12 minutes in after a slow start. Jake Cox received a pass from Gustaf Arfelt and one timed it into the net to make it 1-0.
Under a minute later, while on the power play, the Penmen stretched their lead to 2 goals. This time, it was Brett Strawn redirecting a shot from teammate Max Kent to make it 2-0.
Five minutes into the second period, Chris Moquin extended the Penmen lead to 3-0.
The Rams took to the power play three minutes later. Matt Siegel fired a shot into the net oD an assist from Colstrup to make it 3-1.
With just three seconds left in the period, the Penmen answered back to put the game out of reach. Travis Quigley took a pass from Moquin to make it 4-1, the eventual final score.
In the loss, the Rams were outshot 45-23.
Framingham again was just 1-for-6 on their power play chances.
Adam Calabrese started in goal for the Rams and made 41 saves.
The Rams fall to 1-1 on the season with the loss.