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Mass. College Hockey: Babson Picked First In Noontime Top-5 Men’s D3 Hockey Poll (Week 2)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

One full week of NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey is in the books and below is our weekly ‘Noontime Top-5’ Men’s Ice Hockey rankings.

Babson College claimed the top spot in our week two poll after picking up a pair of wins this past weekend, including an opening night win against Hobart, which fell out of the D3Hockey.com rankings this week. Amherst College, which sat idle, drops to second, UMass Boston moves up to third – the biggest mover of the week after earning a fifth-position spot last week – while Williams College and Nichols College falls to fourth and fifth, respectively.

Noontime Top-5, Week 2 Poll 

1.) Babson College (2-0): The Beavers move up one spot this week, claiming the first position after a pair of impressive victories last weekend against Hobart and Curry. Junior Bill Seligman and sophomore Bobby Hall each lit the lamp in the final frame of the Beavers’ opening night contest, which helped the Green and White defeat Hobart, 4-2. The win marked Babson’s ninth win against the Statesmen in program history. One day later, the Beavers received the game-clinching goal from freshman Tommy Munichiello  – his initial collegiate marker – that helped Babson defeat Curry, 3-1. The Beavers are off this weekend, but return to play next Friday, November 13 when they open conference play with a road contest against Skidmore.

2.) Amherst College (0-0): The Jeffs sat idle this week, but open play in two weeks from Friday with a 7:00 p.m. face-off against conference foe Hamilton College.

3.) UMass Boston (1-0): Last Friday evening was an exciting one for UMass Boston fans, as the Beacons escaped with 4-3 victory against Curry. Senior Frankie DeAugustine, who was tabbed the New England Hockey Conference Player of the Week, potted the game-winning goal late in the third to secure the win. Freshman Garrison Sanipass was tabbed the conference’s Rookie of the Week after netting the team’s first goal against the Colonels, which was also his initial college marker. UMass Boston is back in action this weekend as they travel to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, November 7 for a 4:00 p.m. face-off.

4.) Williams College (0-0): The Ephs remain idle after one week of competition, but commence their 2015-16 season on Saturday, November 21 with a home contest against Bowdoin College at 7:00 p.m.

5.) Nichols College (0-1): Senior Alex Larson turned away 33 of 35 shots in the Bisons’ season-opener against Norwich University, however, it wasn’t enough to lift Nichols to victory as the Cadets skated to a 3-1 win. Senior Paul Prescott netted the lone Nichols goal in the third period, which sliced the deficit from two goals to one goal. Norwich dashed the Bisons’ comeback with a late third period goal to clinch the two-goal victory. Nichols travels to Salve Regina University on Saturday, November 7 for a 2:35 p.m. ECAC Northeast tilt.

Mass. College Hockey: Amherst Men’s Hockey Tops ‘Noontime Top 5’ Week 1

By NoontimeSports.com 

For the first-time in NoontimeSports.com history, we will be producing a weekly top-5 team poll that will highlight NCAA Division III hockey (men and women) in the state of Massachusetts.

With the 2015-16 season set to commence this week, we kick-off our weekly and first-ever poll with Amherst College, topping our Men’s Hockey ‘Top-5’ for Week One. Babson College, Williams College, Nichols College and UMass Boston rounded out the five-team poll with second, third, fourth and fifth placements, respectively, while Curry College and Endicott College each earned votes.

PROGRAM NOTE: As stated above, we will be posting our ‘Top-5’ poll every Tuesday throughout the season, however, we encourage you to engage with our weekly projections by tweeting your weekly picks to @NoontimeSports. 

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Week One (Oct. 27 – Nov. 2):

1. Amherst College: The Jeffs came within one game of the NCAA Division III National Championship last season, but should be one of the top teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), along with defending national champion Trinity College (Conn.). The Jeffs ranked second in the conference in defense and third in scoring offense last season. Sophomore David White returns after an impressive freshman year, which concluded with 20 goals and 15 assists. Amherst will commence its 2015-16 season on Friday, November 20 when they Hamilton College for a 7:00 p.m. face-off.

2. Babson College: The Beavers have turned the page from their overtime setback to Norwich University last season in the conference tournament championship. Babson returns senior goaltender Jamie Murray, who enjoyed a few days of N.H.L. experience in July at the Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp, so expect that few-day period of summer hockey to be on display all season. Additionally, Babson returns senior Mike Vollmin (four goals, 19 assists) and junior Bill Seligman (15 goals, nine assists). Babson begins its season on Friday, October 30 against Hobart at home at 7:00 p.m.

3. Williams College: A one-goal setback in the conference championship to rival Amherst concluded Williams’ season last March. Seven months later, the Ephs will look to rebound, beginning their season on Saturday, November 21 against Bowdoin College in Williamstown at 7:00 p.m. Sophomore David Italiano returns after finishing second on the team with 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists).

4. Nichols College: Picked to capture the ECAC East crown, the Bison will kick-off their season on Friday, October 30 by traveling to Vermont to face Norwich for 7:00 p.m. face-off. First-year head coach Parker Burgess inherits an impressive unit, which features senior goaltender Alex Larson, who finished last season first in the nation in save percentage (.952). Additionally, the Bison’s offense will be fueled by seniors Tyler BeasleyFrank Butler and Paul Prescott 

5. UMass Boston: Following one of their most successful seasons in program history, the Beacons return to the ice with questions on offense, especially with graduation losses of Stephen Buco (16 goals, 32 assists) and Mike Kuhn (12 goals, 20 assists). Sophomore Colin Larkin finished fourth on the team in points (10 goals, 17 assists) and will be counted on to guide the offense, while senior Billy Faust and Zach Andrews split time between the pipes. UMass Boston begins play on Friday, October 30 when they host Curry College at 7:00 p.m.

Receiving Votes: Curry College and Endicott College

Mass. College Hockey: No. 8 Babson Skates Past No. 10 UMass Boston, 4-2

By NoontimeSports.com

Courtesy of the Babson College Athletics communication office, here’s this evening’s release from the Beavers’ 4-2 win over UMass Boston:

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Bill Seligman (Toronto, Ontario) had two goals and one assist, and junior goaltender Jamie Murray (Scituate, Mass.) stopped 39 shots as No. 7 USCHO.com/No. 8 D3hockey.com Babson College defeated No. 10 USCHO.com/No. 10 D3hockey.com UMass-Boston, 4-2, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East men’s ice hockey action on Friday night at the Babson Skating Center.

With its second consecutive victory, Babson is now 14-2-2 overall and 9-1-1 in conference play. UMass-Boston, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end, drops to 14-3-1 overall and 9-2-0 in the ECAC East.

Junior Max Franklin (Wrentham, Mass.) and sophomore Michael Phillips (Richmond Heights, Ohio) both scored for the Beavers, who struck for three goals in the span of 4:54 early in the second period to build a four-goal lead. Senior Joe DiPietro (Pembroke, Mass.), junior Mike Vollmin (Wilmington, N.C.), and sophomore Dan Casey (Chatham, N.J.) all had one assist apiece in the win.

Senior Stephen Buco (North Providence, R.I.) and first-year Mike Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) each scored once for the Beacons. Senior Mike Kuhn (Holbrook, Mass.) and junior Matt Lemire (Townsend, Mass.) both chipped in with an assist.

UMass-Boston held a 15-11 edge in shots over the opening 20 minutes, but the Green and White went into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead on the strength of Seligman’s power play tally at the 9:41 mark. DiPietro ripped a slapshot from the point after a cross-ice feed from Vollmin, and Seligman redirected the puck past Beacons’ junior goaltender Zach Andrews (Carol Springs, Fla.) from the top of the crease for his ninth goal of the year.

Murray made eight of his 15 first-period saves over the first 6:19 of the stanza, and stopped three shots after Babson took an interference penalty at the 12:56 mark.

The Beavers took command of the game with a three-goal explosion early in the second period. Phillips converted a feed from Casey 2:39 after intermission when he beat Andrews from between the face-off circles for his ninth goal of the year, and fourth on the power play, to make it 2-0. Murray made four consecutive saves to keep UMass-Boston off the board, and Seligman made it a three-goal margin at the 5:41 mark with his team-leding 10th goal of the year. Franklin then extended the lead to 4-0 with his eighth goal of the year, beating Beacons’ junior goaltender Billy Faust (Alta Loma, Calif.), who came on in relief of Andrews, up high at 7:33.

Larkin got UMass-Boston on the board with his sixth tally of the year just 27 seconds later to cut its deficit to 4-1, but Murray stopped the final seven shots he faced in the period, and the Beavers’ defense blocked four others to take a three-goal lead into the intermission.

The Beacons made it a two-goal game when Lemire won a face-off back to Buco, who ripped a slapshot past Murray for his 12th goal of the year at 5:53 of the third period. The Green and White took then took a pair of penalties, but its defense stood tall protecting the lead, allowing just two shots on goal and blocking another to kill both penalties. Murray finished with 11 third-period saves for Babson, including a sprawling save with his shoulder on UMass-Boston junior Peter MacIntyre’s (Norfolk, Mass.) effort from the slot with 3:49 remaining.

Andrews stopped 11 shots and allowed three goals over the first 25:41 for the Beacons, while Faust made 19 saves over the final 33:33.

The Beavers, who were outshot 39-34 on the night, went 2-for-4 on the power play and killed off all four of the Beacons’ extra-man opportunities.

Babson and UMass-Boston will wrap up their home-and-home series on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Beacons Ice Arena.

GAME NOTES: Babson is now 41-13-6 all-time against UMass-Boston and has won five straight in the series going back to 2013…the Beavers are 12-0-1 when scoring first this season…Babson, which is now 10-0-1 at home this season, is unbeaten in its last 20 conference home games going back to the 2013 season…the Beavers are 13-1-1 on the year when allowing two goals or less…with a goal in the victory, Franklin (3-2-5) has at least one point in four of the last five games…Seligman’s three points matched his career high set back on January 9 in a 7-1 win over Saint Michael’s…Phillips (4-4-8) has contributed at least one point in four of the last five games and has scored on the power play in back-to-back contests…Vollmin, the nation’s top-scoring defenseman, has six assists over the last five games.

Mass. College Hockey: No. 6 Babson Skates Past St. Michael’s, 8-3

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Babson College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the men’s ice hockey team, which is ranked No. 6 in the latest D3Hockey.com poll, that defeated St. Michael’s, 8-3:

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Mike Driscoll (Milton, Mass.) scored a pair of goals and sophomore Max Franklin (Wrentham, Mass.) notched a career-high three assists as sixth-ranked Babson College powered past Saint Michael’s College, 8-3, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East men’s ice hockey action on Friday night at the Babson Skating Center.

With the win, Babson is now 12-3-0 overall and 6-2-0 in the league, while Saint Michael’s drops to 1-10-1 overall and 0-7-1 in conference play.

First-year Tim Searles (Chesapeake, Va.) recorded a goal and two assists for the Beavers, while seniors Shayne Anderson (Dorchester, Mass.) and Matt O’Neill (Norwell, Mass.), as well junior Andrew Bonazza (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), each chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Beavers. Senior Nik Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass.) scored once and first-year Michael Phillips (Richmond Heights, Ohio) added two assists in the win.

Junior AJ Pieprzak (Barrie, Ontario) led the Purple Knights with a goal and an assist, while classmate Wiliam Cote (Quebec City, Quebec) notched a pair of assists.

O’Neill got Babson on the board just 8:39 into the first period with his second goal of the season, converting a feed from Franklin for a 1-0 lead. Saint Michael’s pulled even late in the period, though, taking advantage of its first power play opportunity as Pieprzak scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season on a blast from the slot at 19:12.

The Beavers wasted little time regaining the lead as first-year Bill Seligman (Toronto, Ontario) scored his first collegiate goal just 2:47 into the second period. Driscoll gave the Green and White a two-goal lead with his fourth of the season on the power play at 10:51, and Bonazza converted a Phillips assist at 15:05 of the second period to make it 4-1.

Driscoll notched his second goal of the night just 56 seconds into the third period off an assist from senior Troy Starrett (Bellingham, Mass.), but the Purple Knights countered with a pair of goals just 1:51 apart to cut the 5-1 deficit in half. Junior Jeremy Wong (Montreal, Quebec) netted his fifth goal of the season at 5:02, and sophomore Kevin Altidor (Montreal, Quebec) followed with his fifth of the season to make it 5-3 at the 6:53 mark.

The Green and White finished strong, though, scoring three times in the final 5:09 of the final period to seal the win. Tasiopoulos scored his team-high seventh goal of the season at 14:51, Searles notched the first of his career at 15:57, and Anderson tallied on the power play in the closing seconds to cap the scoring.

Murray finished the night with 29 saves, 14 of which came in the second period, while junior Dave Donzanti (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 38 shots for Saint Michael’s.

The Beavers held a 46-32 edge in shots on goal, and converted two of its three chances on the power play.

Babson is now off until next Friday when it opens a weekend series on the road with a 7 p.m. faceoff at New England College. The Purple Knights wrap up their weekend on the road with a 3 p.m. start tomorrow afternoon at UMass-Boston.