Endicott Men’s Ice Hockey Team Loses at University of New England
BIDDEFORD, Maine – The No. 8/9 Endicott men’s ice hockey team fell to No. 10/10 University of New England, 4-2, in conference action on Friday night at the Harold Alfond Forum.
UNE jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period as Adam Canepa (Santa Cruz, Calif.) buried a short-handed tally at 13:32 and Derek Mecrones (Medford, Mass.) followed with a goal at 16:29.
Logan Day (Seminole, Fla.) responded for Endicott quickly in the third with goal just 1:47 into the frame, but both teams went on to trade goals the rest of the way for the 4-2 decision. Day found the back of the net at 13:59 for the Gulls’ second goal of the contest, while Ryan Bloom (Northville, Mich.) and Brady Fleurent (Biddeford, Maine) notched scores for the Nor’easters at 13:46 (short-handed) and 19:46 (empty net), respectively.
UNE freshman goalie Ben Churchfield (Newcastle, England) finished with 27 saves in the win (9-2-2). Endicott netminder Mark Specia (Ringwood, N.J.) had 31 saves in the loss (10-2-0).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
UNE now leads the all-time series 2-1-1.
Endicott is 8-3-1 on the road.
The Nor’easters are 10-2-0 at home this season.
No. 8/9 Endicott (17-5-2, 13-4-0 CCC) hosts No. 10/10 UNE (18-4-2, 11-4-2 CCC) at Raymond J. Bourque Arena tomorrow night at 7 PM.
Endicott Women’s Hockey Loses at Home
BEVERLY – The Endicott women’s ice hockey team hosted Morrisville State for a Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) contest on Friday evening and were handed a 3-1 loss. The Mustangs got on the board first with a goal from Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, B.C.) at the 15:39 mark of the first period.
Maria deWilde (Caistorville, Ontario) made the score 2-0 in favor of Morrisville at 7:09 of the second frame. Endicott responded in the third when Maggie Layo (Sandwich, Mass.) netted her seventh goal of the season at the 8:28 mark.
The Gulls continued to battle but Morrisville’s Claire Newman (Burlington, Ontario) tallied a goal with less than three minutes remaining in regulation to secure the victory. Vendela Jonsson (Linkoping, Sweden) shifted to 12-3-1 on the season and made 18 saves.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
Earning assists on Layo’s goal were Lauren Ferraiuolo (North Haven, Conn.) and Jade Meier (Fairbanks, Alaska).
Endicott held a 44-21 shot advantage over Morrisville State.
Jillian Gibbs (Burlington, Vt.) had a team-high seven shots, while Ellen Carter (Roseville, Minn.) was close behind with six.
Layo led the team in faceoff wins with 11.
FOR THE FOES
Karoline Arvik (Trondheim, Norway) improved to 12-7-3 and recorded 43 saves.
Taylor Finnie (Kamloops, B.C.), Kimberly Hughes (Lloydminster, Alberta), Alexziz Giannamore (Pittsburgh, Pa.), and Devlin each had an assist during the contest.
Devlin led the team in shots with five.
Giannamore had a team-high 13 faceoff wins.
Endicott (17-3-2, 8-1-2 CHC) and Morrisville State (12-7-3, 7-0-2 CHC) meet again tomorrow, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Raymond J. Bourque Arena. Prior to the game, the Gulls will honor seniors Alicia Steeves (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Maggie Layo (Sandwich, Mass.)