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Mass. College Hockey: Assumption, Nichols To Face-Off In Worcester City Shootout Championship

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Worcester State sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about tomorrow’s Worcester City Shootout Championship, which will feature Assumption College and Nichols College:

Worcester, MA — Nichols and Assumption will vie for the championship of the Worcester City Shootout tomorrow at 7:30 at Horgan Memorial Rink in Auburn.

It marks the first-ever time that both institutions will compete for the title in the three year history of the tournament.

Worcester State entertains Becker in the consolation game at 4:30 PM at Horgan Rink.

Both games will be webcasted on http://mascac.tv

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 Tournament: Becker 1, Worcester State 1 (First Period Summary)

By Matt Noonan 

BURRILLVILLE, R.I – Worcester State began the second annual Worcester City Shootout Tournament Championship with a few penalties. And those mistakes allowed Becker College’s offense an opportunity to muster a power play goal at 13:08, which was recorded by Branden Parkhouse.

The Lancers responded during the final minute on the power play with a strike from Stephen Rock, which evened the score at 1.

Becker College fired 10 shots on net, while Worcester recorded six.

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.

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