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Mass. College Hockey: Leftovers From WNEC’s 3-2 Victory Against Becker

WNEC Golden Bears logo. (Photo Credit: New England D3 College Baseball)

By Matt Noonan 

Western New England College’s men’s ice hockey team captured their fourth ECAC Northeast Hockey conference victory against Becker College on Wednesday, and below are a few leftover thoughts from the game.

Becker’s Power Play Struggles: After their win against Nichols College in the Worcester City Shootout Tournament last weekend, Don Kane told me that the Ice Hawks were focused on capitalizing on power play opportunities. Unfortunately, though, the Ice Hawks finished the game 1-of-7 with the extra skater.

WNEC netted two goals on five power plays, which proved to be the difference.

The Ice Hawks will have a few days to address this issue before they return to the ice on Saturday for a critical game against Wentworth Institute of Technology.

The Play Of Tim Carr: WNEC’s goaltender Tim Carr picked up his third win last night between the pipes. And despite allowing two goals, he made some fantastic saves with his glove and pads, which frazzled the Ice Hawks offense.

Through three games this season Carr has faced 102 shots and saved 98 of them. Expect to see more of the sophomore going forward, especially if his superb play continues.

Points In The Standings: With the win, WNEC improves to 4-0 in conference play and 5-2 overall. They also picked up two more points and now have eight in the standings.

Becker has defeated a conference foe (Nichols College) in tournament play, but that didn’t count toward their actual conference record. They have yet to register a win in the ECAC Northeast and desperately need one.

Graham’s Great Effort: One of the biggest takeaways from this game was the effort displayed by Becker’s David Graham. The senior forward was spotted all over the ice and assisted his team on numerous offensive rushes.

However, his biggest contribution came at 6:50 in the third period when he followed his shot from the far circle, which bounced off Carr’s pads. The puck then landed in front of the netminder, which allowed Graham the opportunity to rush the net and score his sixth goal of the season.

Other Notes: Becker and WNEC each fired 30 shots on net. The Ice Hawks recorded 14 penalty minutes compared to the Golden Bears’ 18.

Becker’s Greg Hussey saved 27 shots in the loss and now has a record of 2-4 between the pipes.

Worcester City Shootout All-Tournament Team

By NoontimeSports.com 

BURRILLVILLE, R.I – With the second annual Worcester City Shootout Tournament in the book, here is this season’s all-tournament team.

* Forward Branden Parkhouse (Becker College) – Most Valuable Player

* Forward Brennen Shaw (Assumption College)

* Forward Nate Stanley (Worcester State University)

* Defensemen Don Kane (Becker College)

* Defensemen Kyle Shapiro (Nichols College)

* Goaltender Salvatore Tecci (Worcester State University)

Worcester City Shootout Tournament: Becker 6, Nichols 3 (Game Summary)

By Matt Noonan 

BURRIVILLE, R.I. – For the second time in two seasons, Becker College earned a spot in the Worcester City Shootout Tournament championship following a 6-3 win against Nichols College.

Don Kane led all scorers with two goals, while Branden Parkhouse chipped in a goal and three assists in his team’s third win of the season. Gerald Owen also recorded three assists, too.

Nichols College’s Paul Prescott, Kyle Shapiro and Tyler Beasley all scored one goal in the loss.

Becker’s Greg Hussey recorded 27 saves between the pipes, while Dylan Woodring saved 19 shots.

Nichols will face the loser of Assumption-Worcester State in the tournament’s consolation game at 12:10 p.m., while Becker will take on the winner in the championship at 3:10 p.m.

For more on this game – HOP HERE.

Worcester City Shootout Tournament: Becker 4, Nichols 2 (Second Period Summary)

By Matt Noonan 

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. – The second period of the first Worcester City Shootout tournament game was even more exciting than the first period, and below is a quick summary of the action

Becker College 4, Nichols College 2: The Ice Hawks capitalized on two power play opportunities, as well as found an opening in the defense late in the period, which provided the men sporting the blue and white a two-goal advantage at the break.

Don Kane netted his second goal midway through the frame at 9:57 following a boarding call against Nichols’ Steve Lecey, which evened the score at 2.

Roughly seven minutes later, Dan Kane registered his first strike of the season, as he whipped it past Nichols’ netminder Dylan Woodring for his team’s second power play goal of the contest.

Becker would pot their final goal of the period at 19:16 when Branden Parkhouse connected with a crashing David Graham on the right side of the Nichols cage, which provided the visitors with their largest lead of the game.

The Ice Hawks outshot the Bison in the second frame, 14-5 and experienced three power plays. Parkhouse and Gerald Owen each had two assists during the frame.

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