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Men’s Hockey Falls to Franklin Pierce, 4-3

Despite a strong effort by the Rams Saturday night, two goals late in the game by Franklin Pierce proved to be the difference in Suffolk’s 4-3 loss.

The Rams struck first with just seconds left in the first period. On the power play, Steve Colomey ripped a shot from the point and got one past goaltender Kyle Moran allowing the Rams to head into the second period up 1-0.

Early in the second the Rams found themselves killing three successful penalties. However, not long after the strong defensive showing, Franklin Pierce’s Tim Sullivan found a way to get one past Kevin Venturoso to tie the game 1-1.

With 3:10 left in the second, Franklin Pierce took the 2-1 lead after a goal by Aaron Blaker. The Rams were able to tie the game 2-2 before heading into the third when Stanton Turner shot one past Moran.

A pair of goals by Franklin Pierce swung the momentum of the game early in the third period. Sullivan netted his second goal of the game just five minutes in bringing the score to 3-2. Not long after, Sullivan’s teammate Teddy Walsh scored what would be the game winner to bring the game to 4-2.

After not being able to score during the duration of the third period, the Rams pulled Venturoso to add the extra player on the ice with a little over a minute left. Simon Leahy was able to add another goal to Suffolk’s night, but the Rams were not able to tie the game despite a hard push towards the end.

Suffolk now has a record of 5-9-1 and is going into a stretch of facing all conference teams.

“Conference games are our whole season. We play 24 games and only 14 of them matter.” Coach Glionna said about the upcoming conference games. “That’s all is left is 10 league games and everyone is like a playoff game we have to win them all.”

The Rams will face Curry away on Saturday at 4:40 PM. 

Game Notes

Steve Colomey (1 goal, 1 assist), Tim Sprague (2 assists), and Carmen Mastrangelo (2 assists) all had a multi-point night.

Killing all six penalties gave Suffolk’s penalty kill a perfect night.

This was Kevin Venturoso’s second start in net. He saved 26 out of 30 shots.

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