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Mass. College Hockey: UMass Boston Downs UNE In ECAC East Quarterfinals

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the UMass Boston sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the Beacons’ ECAC East quarterfinals contest this afternoon against University of New England:

BOSTON, Mass.–#14/16 UMass Boston men’s hockey scored two goals in the opening 2:33 to help head coach Peter Belisle earn his 100thcareer victory Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over sixth-seeded University of New England (UNE) in the ECAC East Quarterfinals.

Belisle, the all-time winningest head coach in program history, moved to 100-95-16 with the victory and 5-7 all-time in ECAC East Tournament games.  With the win, third-seed UMass Boston moves to 17-5-4 and advances to next Saturday’s ECAC East Semifinals, with the matchup still to be determined.

The University of New England wraps up their season with the best record in program history at 10-15-1.

All four lines scored in the win for the Beacons led by two goals from junior forward Nathan Milam (Westland, Mich.). Senior Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) added a goal and an assist to move into sole possession of fifth-place in program-history with 125 career points. Daniel also tied Joe Bulens (’85) for second-place all-time in career games played, as he suited up for the 103rd time in his career.

Sophomore Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) added to his team-leading goals and points total with a goal and two assists, while junior Stephen Buco (North Providence, R.I.) picked up two assists, to notch his fourth-straight multi-point contest.

In all six Beacons found the back of the net and nine players recorded points for UMass Boston, which advances to the ECAC East Semifinals in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 08-09 campaign.

Sophomore netminder Billy Faust (Alta Loma, Calif.) stopped 35 of 37 shots to help the Beacons move to 14-0-1 all-time against the Nor’Easters.

Jared Melman scored his team-leading 16th tally for the visitors, while Zeth Zielinski added the second tally for UNE. Junior goalie Colby Drost stopped 26 of 33 shots through the first 45 minutes, before being replaced by Craig Ryan who stopped all six shots he saw.

Junior defenseman Dan Cornell (Abington, Mass.) put the Beacons on the board just 37 seconds into the contest, when he rifled home a shot from the blue line, as the fans were still just barely filing into their seats.

The Beacons pushed the lead to 2-0 less than two minutes later, when Milam struck for the Beacons’ first power-play goal of the night, just five seconds into the man-advantage. Milam won the faceoff to his right where MacIntyre picked up the puck and sent it to Buco at the blue line, Buco sent a laser towards net that Drost knocked down, but Milam corralled the rebound and sent a back-hand shot just inside the near post.

UMass Boston tacked on a third goal at 7:50 of the period, when MacIntyre struck off a feed from Grinhaus. MacIntyre forced a UNE turnover at the blue line and sent a pass to Grinhaus, who gave it right back to MacIntyre. The First Team All-Conference selection proceeded to skate in on net and carry out a series of moves, before roofing home a shot short-side.

The Nor’Easters responded 10 minutes later when Melman redirected Patrick Borer’s slap-shot past Faust. With Cody Dixon (Hales Corners, Wisc.) in the box for the Beacons, Tom Gildersleeve sent a pass to the point for Borer, who rocketed a shot towards net and Melman tipped it high over Faust’s shoulder, to make it a 3-1 game heading into the first intermission.

Daniel gave the Beacons back a three-goal lead 12:53 into the second period after a series of nifty tic-tac toe passes. MacIntyre and Buco went back-and-forth before finding Daniel out in front, and the senior captain spun around and sent a hard shot over Drost’s pads for a 4-1 lead.

The Beacons added to their lead late in the period on an Albee Daley (Averill Park, N.Y.) short-handed tally. The freshman tipped a UNE pass out of the zone and Connor McStravick (Philadelphia, Pa.) tracked it down, just ahead of a Nor’Easter defender. With Daley racing towards net, McStravick sent it ahead, and Daley buried a shot over Drost’s shoulder to give UMass Boston a 5-1 edge at the 2:19 mark.

Zielinski cut the deficit back to three just 49 seconds into the third, when he knocked a rebound past Faust, just seconds after a UMass Boston penalty expired.

The momentum wouldn’t last long for the Nor’Easters, as Milam answered back with his second power-play tally of the night a minute and two seconds later. Milam once again found himself in the right spot, as Daniel’s initial shot was stopped, but Milam found the rebound in the crease and poked it home for his career-best 12th marker.

Frankie DeAugustine (Pittsburgh, Pa.) capped off the scoring at the 4:50 mark with an unassisted tally. The sophomore forward intercepted a Nor’Easters pass and sent his initial offering off the crossbar, before picking up his own rebound and pinging a shot off of Drost and in.

Mass. College Hockey: No. 15 UMass Boston 4, No. 5 Norwich 2

By Matt Noonan 

BOSTON, Mass. – Jeremy Finger and Peter MacIntyre each registered a third period goal to lift No. 15 UMass Boston over No. 5 Norwich University, 4-2, on Friday evening at the Clark Athletic Center.

The Beacons, who extended their current unbeaten streak to 12 games, a program-best, improved to 11-1-2 overall, while the Cadets dipped to 10-2-2. The victory was also UMass Boston’s fourth in the ECAC East Conference.

Finger pushed the hosts ahead, 3-2, at 6:28 in the third after forcing a turnover in the Cadets zone before MacIntyre secured the win by firing home a pass from Travis Daniel, who glided the puck to his teammate from behind the Norwich cage.

UMass Boston netted its first goal at 19:48 in the opening period when Mike Kuhn wristed a pass from Dan Cornell off a face-off in the Cadets zone, which provided the hosts with a 1-0 advantage at the break.

The Beacons doubled their lead with a goal from Finger in the second period, which was assisted by Nathan Milam and Frankie DeAugustine before Norwich responded with two tallies, one from Gerard McEleney at 8:18 and Travis Janke at 19:56.

Billy Faust, UMass Boston’s netminder, earned his first collegiate win between the pipes as the University of Vermont transfer deflected 34 of 36 shots.

Norwich finished the contest with 36 shots on net, while UMass Boston recorded 28, 13 in the final frame. The Beacons were 1 of 2 on the power play, while the Cadets finished 0 for 2.

UMass Boston returns to the ice tomorrow when they host St. Michael’s for a 4 p.m. face-off. A win would provide the Beacons with two more points, along with their fifth conference win of the season.

Mass. College Hockey: Photos From No. 15 UMass Boston 4, No. 5 Norwich 2

By NoontimeSports.com 

BOSTON, Mass. – The No. 15 UMass Boston men’s ice hockey team claimed a 4-2 win over No. 5 Norwich University on Friday evening, their ninth straight overall victory, which set a new program record for the longest unbeaten streak.

Billy Faust, a University of Vermont transfer, made his first collegiate start between the pipes for the Beacons (it was also his first start with the Blue and White, too) and finished with 34 saves. Jeremy Finger registered two goals, while Nathan Milam recorded two helpers.

Below is a slideshow of photos from this evening’s contest.

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Mass. College Hockey: Three Division 3 Games To Watch This Weekend

By NoontimeSports.com 

With another weekend set to begin, it’s time to dish out our Three Division 3 Games To Watch this weekend.

Quick Note: This is the first installment of ‘Three Division 3 Games To Watch,’ a new post that we’ll be publishing every Friday until the end of the regular season.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

No. 5 Norwich University at No. 15 UMass Boston (Friday, 7 p.m.): We’ll be making the trip to UMass Boston this evening to see the Beacons and Cadets square off in an ECAC East tilt. Both squads enter tonight’s game on winning streaks as the Beacons have rattled off eight straight wins, while the Cadets have won their last five. Both squads were also victorious at Frozen Fenway this week as UMass Boston defeated Salem State, while Norwich edged Babson College. Peter MacIntyre leads the Blue and White in points with 25 (14 goals, 11 assists), while Nathan Milam ranks second on the team in goals with eight.

Westfield State at Framingham State (Saturday, 5:35 p.m.): Earlier this season, T.J. Brown’s Rams defeated the Owls, 2-1. Since then, Westfield has won five of its last eight outings, including an 8-1 win over Becker College on Wednesday. TJ Powers registered three points (two goals, one assist) in his team’s win over the Hawks, while Eddie Davey picked up his fifth win between the pipes. Framingham State commenced 2014 with a 5-4 setback to Western New England. Yet, despite the setback, the Rams outshot the Golden Bears, 32-29. They also located the back of the net on one of their five power plays, too.

Women’s Ice Hockey:

Colby College at No. 5 Amherst College (Friday, 7 p.m. & Saturday, 3 p.m.): The Lord Jeffs started the second half of their slate with back-to-back wins against Holy Cross and Cortland State. Now, Amherst will turn its attention to conference foe Colby, which enters the weekend series 4-4-1 overall and 2-2 in NESCAC play. The Mules recently defeated New England College, 6-1. Erin Martine currently leads the Jeffs in points with 11 (four goals, seven assists), while Kerri Stuart owns a 5-2-1 mark in net. Colby ranks fourth overall in the conference in goals with 24 (2.67 per game), while Amherst’s defense is second to Middlebury in 14 goals allowed.

Mass. College Hockey: UMass Boston Claims Second Straight Manchester P.A.L./Stovepipe Classic Championship

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the UMass Boston sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the men’s ice hockey team, which captured its second straight Manchester P.A.L./Stovepipe Classic Championship against University of New England:

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded the second hat trick of his career and 10 Beacons recorded points to lead UMass Boston men’s hockey (4-1-2) to their second straight Manchester P.A.L./Stovepipe Classic Championship, with a 5-2 win over the University of New England (3-6-1) Sunday afternoon.

The Tournament Most Valuable Player scored two first-period goals to give UMass Boston an early lead and added a goal early in the third period to help the Beacons earn their fifth title in the Stovepipe Classic in the past six years and second straight title win over the Nor’Easters.

Defensemen Cody Dixon (Hales Corner, Wisc.) and Andrew Crawford (Medford, Mass.) joined MacIntyre on the All-Tournament Team.

In a matchup of last year’s tournament final, the Beacons knocked off their ECAC East Conference foe for the second straight season and moved to 11-0-1 against the University of New England all-time. The two teams played four times last season, with UMB finishing 4-0-0, including a 5-2 win in the ECAC East Quarterfinals.

This year’s contest was never in doubt, as UMass Boston raced out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back in extending their winning streak to five in a row.

MacIntyre kicked off the scoring four minutes into the contest, when he took passes from Nathan Milam (Westland, Mich.) and Crawford and roofed it home for an early 1-0 lead.

The Beacons’ leading scorer added his second goal of the game and team-leading seventh-tally of the year on the power-play at 15:56 of the first period. MacIntyre received passes from Kit Sitterley (Mooresville, N.C.) and Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) and wristed a shot past Nor’Easters goalie Craig Ryan.

Dixon scored what would turn out to be the game-winning goal at 2:42 of the second stanza, when he beat Ryan, after taking passes from Sitterley and Frankie DeAugustine (Pittsburgh, Pa.). The game-winning goal was the first of Dixon’s career and his second goal in seven career contests.

The University of New England got on the scoreboard less than four minutes later, when Cassidy April cut the Beacons’ lead to 3-1 at 6:02 of the period.

UMass Boston pushed the lead back to three at 3:53 of the third, when Mike Kuhn (Holbrook, Mass.) scored his first goal of the season, off of passes from Mark Grinhaus (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Dan Cornell (Abington, Mass.). After coming into the tournament scoreless in five contests, Kuhn finished the tournament with three points (one goal and two assists).

MacIntyre capped off the Beacons’ five-goal scoring outburst at 6:34, when he beat Ryan to finish off the second hat trick of his career. Sitterley and Daniel each were credited with assists on the play.

Zach Andrews (Coral Springs, Fla.) moved to 4-1-2 with the win by making 31 saves on 33 shots. Andrews stopped 31 shots in both games of the tournament and allowed just three goals on 65 total shots.

Ryan fell to 0-1-0 after making 30 saves on 35 shots.

UMass Boston and the University of New England won’t have to wait too long for a rematch, as the two teams will meet for the second time in six days, with a Friday night matchup in Biddeford, Maine.