By Matt Noonan
Burrillville, R.I. – The first day of the 2012 Worcester City Shootout Tournament commenced with an exciting first period between Becker College and Nichols College. Below is a quick summary of the first period, as well as a few thoughts on the semi-final match, too.
Nichols College 2, Becker College 1: Entering the first game of Worcester City Shootout tournament, Nichols College started slowly, but managed to rebound with two goals midway through the opening period to claim a lead prior to the first intermission.
Tyler Beasley and Paul Prescott netted unassisted strikes within a span of four minutes, which provided the Bison with all the momentum. Nichols goaltender Dylan Woodring made some key saves and ended the period with seven saves.
Becker College got on the board first when Don Kane fired a shot past Woodring at 2:35 before Nichols answered with goals at 9:26 and 13:07.
The Bison, as mentioned above, have momentum, so now they need to utilize it in the second period to secure a more comfortable cushion. The last time these two squads met, Becker evened the score in the first and second periods before Nichols rattled off three goals in the final frame to earn a 5-3 win on November 14.