Men’s Hockey moves to .500 with two losses
By Richard Tranfaglia
Framingham State got trounced by Worcester State on Nov. 9 by a score of 7-1.
The Lancers got o@ to a quick start as Cody Weaver scored the first goal just 23 seconds into the game.
Framingham looked to gain momentum on a power play, but instead went down 2-0 as Tim Drevitch scored short-handed for the Lancers.
Brandon Hamner got the Rams on the board in the 15th minute of play, off the assist from Matt Siegal.
The score remained 2-1 going into the first intermission.
About midway through the second period, Matthew Manning made it a two-goal game when he scored on a wrist shot.
In a two-minute span, the Lancers scored two more times as Erik Pritchard and Kyle Griffin scored consecutive goals to extend the Lancers lead to four.
The Rams were down 5-1 heading to the third period.
Pritchard scored his second goal of the game at the 5:58 mark in the third.
Mike Moran put the final nail in the coffin when he scored with just under 10 minutes left in the game.
The Lancers outshot the Rams 44-14. Griffin led the Lancers with five shots on goal, while Hamner led the Rams with two. Greg Harney took the loss for Framingham and saved 21 shots before giving way to Adam Calabrese at the end of the second period, who finished with 16 saves. Josh Reinstein recorded 13 saves for Worcester.
The Rams fall to 1-2-1 on the season and 0-1 in the MASCAC.
The Rams stole a league win against Westfield State on Nov. 11 by a score of 2-1.
The first period was a defensive battle. The Owls took the lead in the 12th minute off a goal from Francois-Xavier Girard.
The game was 1-0 going into the second period. Jack Sheehan tied the game after getting the feed from Jake McKinnon.
The two teams continued to battle on defense, which resulted in 14 penalties between the teams through two periods. Heading into the second intermission, the game remained tied.
Ryan Paul scored the game-winner on Framingham’s only shot on net in the third period.
The Owls outshot the Rams 32-28. Aaron Clancy led the Owls with six shots on goal, while Sheehan led the Rams with four. Harney made 31 saves in the win and Kameron Limburg recorded 26 saves for Westfield.
The Rams improve to 2-2-1 on the season and 1-1 in the MASCAC.
The Rams dropped their game against Assumption College on Nov. 14 by a score of 4-2.
After a scoreless first period, Hamner put the Rams up 1-0 o@ a crisp pass from Paul.
Framingham took to the power play when Robert Roche was called for high sticking. After about a minute on the man-advantage, Assumption’s Peter McDonagh found a streaking Cam Laughlin, who beat Harney for a short-handed goal.
The Greyhounds took the lead later in the period on a power play opportunity of their own. Brian Farrell got the tally.
Matt Damelio made it a two-score game right before the end of the second period.
In the third period, Sheehan cut the lead to one about six minutes in. However, the Rams couldn’t tie the game before the final whistle blew.
The Greyhounds outshot the Rams 39-36. Laughlin led with six shots, while Hamner led the Rams with six. Harney made 35 saves. Brian Nazzaro made 34 stops for Assumption.
The Rams move to 2-2-2 on the season.