Men's Hockey Bounces Back With 8-1 Win Over Huskies

Men's Hockey Bounces Back With 8-1 Win Over Huskies

GORHAM, Maine—Seven different players scored, to lead UMass Boston men's hockey to their first New England Hockey Conference victory of the season on Saturday afternoon at the USM Ice Arena.
THE BASICS

UMass Boston 8, University of Southern Maine 1

(UMass Boston 2-2, 1-1 New England Hockey Conference)
(University of Southern Maine 0-4, 0-4 New England Hockey Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beacons scored at least two goals in all three periods, to easily cruise past the Huskies on Saturday afternoon.

Senior captain Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) paced the Beacons' attack with a pair of goals. Junior Jack Riley (Wrentham, Mass.) tacked on a short-handed goal and an assist in the win.

Freshmen Nick Daluisio (Aston, Pa.) and Andy Walker (Mason, Mich.) each recorded their first collegiate goals, with Daluisio's goal also counting as his first collegiate point.

Daniel Nachbaur (Richland, Wash.), Chris Peters (Fairport, N.Y.) and Ethan Osburn (Prescott, Ariz.) also scored in the win.

Sophomore goalie Nolan Egbert (North Massapequa, N.Y.) made 22 saves on 23 shots in his first official appearance of the season.

Maverick Lynes posted the lone goal for the hosts, who suffered their largest defeat of the season.

In net, Paul Léger took the loss after allowing eight goals on 26 shots in the first 47:14. Anthony D'Aloisio stopped all seven shots he faced over the final 12:46.

It took the Beacons 10-and-a-half minutes to open the scoring, but UMass Boston made it count-with three goals in a 2:11 span.

Redler opened the scoring at 10:30, when he scored an even-strength goal off passes from Walker and Ethan Nitkin (Miami Beach, Fla.).

Daluisio scored his first career goal less than a minute later, when he teamed up with linemates Dakota Keene (Poland, Maine) and Riley for the game-winning goal at 11:21.

Walker made it 3-0 at 12:41 of the period, off of a feed from freshman defenseman Davis Browning (Dallas, Texas).

Southern Maine had a chance to get right back into the game less than a minute later, but the Beacons were able to kill off nearly 90 seconds of a 5-on-3 penalty kill.

UMass Boston picked up where they left off in the second period. Osburn scored an unassisted goal at 3:20 of the period to make it 4-0.

Nachbaur took a feed from fellow senior Derek Caruso (Port Washington, N.Y.) to push the Beacons' lead to 5-0 at 7:56.

The Huskies finally got on the board on their second 5-on-3 chance of the game. Maverick Lynes scored at 9:48 of the period off a pass from Matthew Smith.

After the referees issues out six penalties at 17:31, UMass Boston pushed their lead back to five, when Redler scored a power-play goal at 17:45. Nick Albano (Beverly, Mass.) and Zack Bross (St. Louis, Mo.) picked up assists on the play.

The Beacons closed out the scoring with a pair of special teams goals in the third.

Riley scored the Beacons' first short-handed goal of the season at 3:42. Peters made it 8-1 at 6:54, when he scored a goal on the man advantage. Evan Heldt (Sylvania, Pa.) and Nitkin earned assists on the play.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston earned a 33-23 edge in shots. The Beacons finished 2-5 on the power-play, while Southern Maine went 1-7.
  • With the win, UMass Boston improved to 21-19-1 all-time against the Huskies. The Beacons have won the last five meetings by a combined 29-5 margin.
  • Four different Beacons (Redler, Nitkin, Walker and Riley) recorded two points in the win.
  • In two career starts, Egbert is now 2-0 with 47 saves on 50 shots.
  • The Beacons have now scored 17 goals in their two victories this season.
  • Daluisio and Browning each recorded their first collegiate points in the win.

WHO'S NEXT

UMass Boston will continue on their six-game road trip next weekend, when they travel to take on Castleton University on Friday at 7 p.m.