MIILTON, Mass. – The Suffolk men's hockey team was shutout by Commonwealth Coast Conference counterpart Curry, 4-0, Saturday night at Max Ulin Rink.
SCORE: Suffolk 0, Curry 4
RECORDS: Suffolk (8-10-2, 5-8-1 CCC) | Curry (14-6-1, 8-5-1 CCC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The teams battled each other to a scoreless first period with shots in favor of the Colonels, 14-5.
In the second frame, Curry took a 2-0 lead and held onto it heading into the second intermission. The Colonels got on the board first at the 6:05 minute mark when junior Zachary White one-timed a shot that sailed over the shoulder over Suffolk's sophomore netminder Will Ribas. White was assisted by freshman Mike Snow and classmate Lionel Mauron.
With 4:29 remaining in the period, Mauron fired one into the back of the net with helpers from senior Adam Valadao and sophomore Jordan Williamson. Solid play between the pipes from freshman goaltender Frank Cundiff held the Rams scorEless through 40 minutes of play.
The Colonels added another pair of goals in the third for the 4-0 margin. The Colonels third goal of the evening came 10:33 into the final frame. Connor Parent was called for a two-minute charging penalty give Curry a man-up situation. The Colonels capitalized on the extra skater after a tally from senior Jarrett Kup. Williamson and freshman Tristan Morin were credited with the assists.
Curry's final score of the game came four minutes later off a slap shot by Valadao. Valdao was set up by freshman Tyler Lindstrom and Kasper Kjellkvist.
KEEPING UP WITH THE KEEPERS
- Ribas made 27 stops in net.
- Cundiff recorded 15 saves in his first collegiate shutout.
- The Colonels outshot the Rams, 31-15.
- Curry was 1-6 on the power play, while Suffolk could not convert on one of its seven man-up opportunities.
Suffolk takes on conference and national powerhouse Endicott in a home-and-home series. The Rams will first host the Gulls, who were ranked No. 4/6 in the latest USCHO.com poll and D3hockey.com, respectively, Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m., before traveling to Beverly, Massachusetts the following day for a 3:00 p.m. puck drop.