Men's Ice Hockey Drops NE10 Matchup Against Assumption in Overtime

Men's Ice Hockey Drops NE10 Matchup Against Assumption in Overtime

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. –  First-year Devan Sheth tallied the game-winning goal with nine seconds left in overtime to push Assumption College past the Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey team, 3-2, during Saturday's Northeast-10 Conference contest at Cairns Arena.            

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (4-10-2, 4-2-1 NE10), Assumption (10-5, 3-4 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Niall Foster (Newmarket, N.H./Walpole Express), 1 goal, 7-for-14 on faceoffs
  • Senior Sam D'Antuono (Hingham, Mass./Dexter School), 1 goal, 18-for-36 on faceoffs
  • Senior Nic Hermary (Coquitlam, British Columbia/Melfort Mustangs), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Thomas Flack (Toronto, Ontario/Saint Michael's Buzzers), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Ethan Hendrickson (Budd Lake, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Andrew Olevitz (Winthrop, Mass./Northern Cyclones), 1 assist
  • First-year Hugo Turcotte (Gap, France/Kimball Union Academy), 22 saves
  • Sophomore Noah Muller (Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Düsseldorfer EG), 4 blocks 

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Robert Roche, 1 goal, 2 assists
  • First-year Devan Sheth, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • First-year Robert Holyoke, 1 goal
  • Junior David Zulauf, 43 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Second game of the weekend series with Assumption.
  • This was the fifth consecutive one-goal affair between the two teams and the third overtime game in their last four meetings.
  • Seven of Purple Knights' last nine games against NE10 opponents have been decided by one goal or less.
  • Assumption held a slight 38-37 lead in faceoffs.
  • Saint Michael's came into the game in sole possession of first place in the NE10, but is now one point back in the standings after other conference action.

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights opened the scoring at the 6:34 mark in the first period as Hendrickson passed the puck to the blue line for Foster, who skated into the slot and marked the lower left corner to make it 1-0.
  • The Greyhounds answered back on the power play at the 11:25 mark when Roche cracked a slap shot from just inside the blue line that found the right side of the net.
  • Assumption tallied its second power-play goal with 10:26 gone in the second period as Holyoke found the back of the net from the hash marks to make it 2-1.
  • The Purple Knights knotted the score at two apiece after D'Antuono slipped a shot past Zulauf from just in front of the crease in the waning seconds of a power play 32 seconds into the third period.
  • In the closing seconds of the overtime period, senior Kieran Peters had his shot saved by Turcotte before Roche tapped a pass to the left circle for Sheth, who fired short side to win the game.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. Stonehill College at Brighton, Mass., 6:40 p.m.