No. 12 Men’s Hockey Skates Past Wentworth For First Win

No. 12 Men’s Hockey Skates Past Wentworth For First Win

BOSTON, Mass. – A total of seven different players found the back of the net as the 12th ranked men's hockey team cruised to a 9-2 win over Wentworth Institute of Technology to earn their first win of the 2019-20 season Saturday afternoon at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.

THE BASICS

#12 UMass Boston 9, Wentworth Institute 2

UMass Boston (1-1-0)
Wentworth Institute (1-1-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

After a wild first four minutes, men's hockey went on a 7-0 run to take a commanding 8-1 lead over their intra-city rivals.   

The Beacons got on the board immediately as Zack Bross (St. Louis, Mo.) recorded his second of three goals on the weekend just 21 seconds into the first period.  The Leopards Joey O'Leary evened the score at 1-1 just under a minute later.  From there a Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) power-play goal would spark the Beacons offensive surge as they recorded one more goal before the first intermission.

In the second period, Jeffrey Skinner (Houston, Texas) and Evan Rochowiak (Livonia, Mich.) each found the back of the net for the first time this season to make it a 5-1 game in favor of the Beacons. 

After the second intermission, the Beacons continued to pummel the Leopards scoring four more goals, with Redler, Skinner, Nick Albano (Beverly, Mass.), and Billy Grant (Mansfield, Mass.) each scoring to blow the game wide open.  WIT's Adam Tracey scored the final goal of the contest with less than four minutes to play in the contest.

Bailey MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass.) made 17 saves to earn the win, before sitting out the third period.  Sam Best (Woburn, Mass.) played the final stanza as he finished with five stops.  Thomas Draper was handed his first loss of the season after allowing seven goals, while making 17 saves.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • All-time the Beacons are now 9-1-1 against Wentworth
  • The Beacons have now recorded nine or more goals in five of their last seven meetings with the Leopards
  • UMass Boston has outscored Wentworth 69-18 during their all-time series with the Leopards
  • The Beacons finished 2-for-6 on the power-play, while the Leopards went 0-for-4

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will host Quebec Cegep League All-Stars next Saturday at 4 p.m. in an exhibition game.