Hockey starts season with a seven-goal performance
By Richard Tranfaglia
The Rams’ season opened with a 3-3 tie against Becker College.
It was a high-flying first period that featured a lot of back-and-forth action but no goals.
Just over a minute into the second period, Alex Kielczewski scored on a wrist shot to put the Hawks up 1-0.
At the 12:22 mark, Michael Gennello got called for boarding, putting the Hawks on a power play. Just 30 seconds later, Brian Greene scored off the feed from Corey Sherman to give to the Hawks a 2-0 lead.
Right before the end of the second period, the Rams went on a power play as Corey Schafer got sent to the penalty box for tripping. Gennello converted on the power play to cut the deficit to one.
The third period started the same way the second did, as the Hawks scored just a minute into play. James Wallace scored on a wrist shot from the left side to put the Hawks up 3-1.
Matt Siegal responded for the Rams about ?ve minutes later, scoring off the assist from Ryan Paul.
With four minutes left in the game, Ryan McDonough beat the Hawks’ goalie on a break-away after stealing the puck in the neutral zone, tying the game at three.
The game went to overtime, during which neither team scored, resulting in a tie.
The Hawks outshot the Rams 53-49. Brandon Morgan led the Hawks with eight shots and Gennello led the Rams with six. Greg Harney made 50 saves for the Rams. Ryan Clifford stopped 46 shots for Becker.
The Rams moved to 0-0-1 on the season.
The Rams won their game over Franklin Pierce by a score of 7-1 on Nov. 2.
The Rams’ offense exploded in the ?rst period, scoring six goals.
Siegal got the first goal of the game just 50 seconds in.
Walker Hamilton extended the Rams’ lead to two, when he scored on a snap shot.
The Ravens got on the board at the 13:40 mark, when Alex Lester scored on a wrist shot.
Rob McLean answered for the Rams just 14 seconds later to make it a 3-1 game.
Just 3 minutes later, Brandon Hamner and Jack Sheehan scored back-to-back goals to increase the Rams’ lead by four.
Tom Crotty scored the Rams’ sixth goal on a power play after Lester got called for tripping.
The Rams scored six goals on 14 shots in the first period.
Tyler Colacchio scored the ?nal goal of the game just 38 seconds into the second period.
The Ravens outshot the Rams 41-32. Jack Williams led the Ravens with seven shots. Siegal led the Rams with six shots. Harney made 40 saves in the win and Austin Christopher made 20 saves for Franklin Pierce.
The Rams improve to 1-0-1 on the season.