Hockey’s struggles continue
By Matt Ferris
On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Rams traveled to Plymouth State to take on the Panthers in a conference game.
Plymouth wasted no time, scoring in the first two minutes of play. Quinn Carroll fired a shot into the net from the slot to make it 1-0.
Midway through the first, the Panthers struck again. While on the power play, Victor Bergstrom gathered a rebound and snuck it into the net to make it 2-0.
Just a minute later, Carroll scored his second goal of the game. Again, he fired a wrist shot into the goal to make it 3-0.
JR Barone extended the Panthers’ lead late in the @rst period to make it 4-0.
Just before the end of the period, the Rams finally broke through to cut into the Panthers’ lead. Michael Gennello ripped a shot past the Panthers’ goalie to make it 4-1.
Early in the second, the Panthers extended their lead to make it 5-1. Ryan Stevens took a pass from Matt Volonnino and scored with ease.
The Rams responded late in the period with back-to-back goals, to cut the Panthers’ lead to 5-3 heading into the second intermission.
The first came off the stick of Walker Hamilton from the blue line, and the second came on the power play as Ryan Paul @red the puck into the net.
The third period did not go the Rams’ way, as they were outscored 3-0, earning the Panthers an 8-3 victory.
Framingham was outshot 53-17 in the game.
Greg Harney and Adam Calabrese split time in net for the Rams, making 25 and 20 saves, respectively.
With the loss, the Rams drop to 1-7-1 on the season.
In the final game of the first half of the season, the Rams hosted Salem State in a conference game on Dec. 1.
After a scoreless first period, the Rams got on the board early in the second. Brenden Williams took a pass from Soren Colstrup and one-timed a shot into the net to make it 1-0.
Midway through the second, the Vikings responded to knot the game at 1. Derek Scoggins scored off assists from Jimmy Currier and Parker Wood.
The Vikings scored again just under two minutes later to take a 2-1 lead. Billy Falter ripped a shot into the net on a breakaway.
Connor Irving added to the Vikings’ lead midway through the third period. The goal came oU assists from Currier and Wood to make it 3-1.
The Rams cut into their deficit just a minute later to make it 3-2. Matt Siegel gathered a loose puck in the offensive zone and ripped a shot into the net.
Framingham’s comeback fell just short as they were unable to muster any more offense.
Harney started in net and played the whole game. He made 25 saves on the day.
Salem State outshot the Rams 28-23.
Framingham was unable to convert on any of their power play chances as they went 0-for-6 in the game.
With the loss, the Rams have now dropped four straight games and fall to 1-8-1 on the year.
The Rams have the rest of December off and will return to action on Jan. 5 against Western New England.