Series Record - Suffolk Trails, 3-22-3
BOSTON – The Suffolk men's hockey team concludes the road portion of its 2017-18 regular season scheduled Thursday, Feb. 8 when the Rams make the trip to Johnson & Wales. Puck drop at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is scheduled for 6:55 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk men's hockey team fell to No. 9/10 Endicott, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
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Entering the final week of regular season action, the 8-12-2 Rams remain in seventh place in the CCC standings with a 5-10-1 league ledger.
Brian Brooks eclipsed the 20-point plateau over the week as the sophomore leads the Rams 22 points on eight goals and a team-best 14 assists. Mikhail Bryan's team-high 10 goals combined with six handouts puts the junior second on the squad in points with 16, while freshman Matt Bucher sits third with 14 points thanks to six strikes and eight helpers. Classmates Jack Kelly (6g, 6a) and Joseph Mortillaro (8g, 3a) have also notched double digits points on the season.
In net Michael Levine has put together a 3.32 GAA thanks to a .909 save percentage.
Johnson & Wales, who is 5-13 on the season and 3-13 in conference competition, enters Thursday's tilt on an eight-game skid. The Wildcats look for their first victory since Jan. 6, a 4-3 triumph over Stonehill.
Ryan Sete is the team leader in all offensive categories with 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points. Victor Carlsson's eight strikes and nine helpers puts the junior forward second on the squad with 17 points with Graham Day (5g, 8a), Chad Duerian (6g, 5a) and Connor Bechtel (2g, 8a) all being consistent contributors to JWU's offense as well.
Three different netminders have defended the pipes for the Wildcats this season. Mike Rockwell has seen the majority of time, putting together a 3.75 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 20 appearances.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Thursday marks the 30th meeting between the Rams and Wildcats since 1999. Suffolk trails the all-time series, 3-22-3, with the last meeting ending in a 3-3 tie Feb. 18, 2017.
WHAT'S TO COME
Suffolk concludes its regular season slate Saturday, Feb. 10 as it welcomes Johnson & Wales to Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Memorial Rink. Prior to the 7:30 p.m. puck drop, the Rams will honor the playing careers of its four graduating seniors; Shayne Bailey, Jack Jenkins, Sam Kent and J.B. Sweeney.