Men’s Hockey Rallies Past #14 Babson, 3-2; Seney Captures 150th Win With Hawks
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sean Jenkins (Boston, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal 16 seconds after Joe Tebano (Glastonbury, Conn.) netted the game-tying tally as the Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team came from behind to take down No. 14 Babson College, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Thomas F. Sullivan Arena.
Head coach Ed Seney recorded his 150th win as Saint Anselm bench boss as the Hawks improve to 9-4-2 overall and 6-4-1 in ECAC men's east play. The Beavers dip to 10-4-3 and 6-3-1 in the conference.
Jenkins netted the go-ahead tally when Eric Czapka (Holland Pa.) sent a pass from behind the net to Jenkins at 17:36 of the second period. Jenkins, persistent at the pads of Babson netminder Jamie Murray, picked up his own rebound as he traveled from right to left across the crease and eventually and buried the puck past Murray's left side.
Sixteen seconds earlier, Alex Pascal (Blue Bell, Pa.) sent a shot from the top of the right circle, before Tebano picked up the rebound and back-handed the puck past Murray, tying the game at two.
The Hawks began to chip away at the three-goal deficit at 5:57 of the middle period when Liam McKillop (New York, N.Y.) put the Hawks on the board with his power-play goal during a 5-on-3 opportunity. Johnny Daniels (Andover, Mass.), on the right, dished the puck through the slot to McKillop, who fired it into the open left side. Jon Ahern (Melrose, Mass.) was also credited with an assist on the play.
Babson started and completed their scoring for the day in the first 10 minutes of the game with two power-play goals. The Beavers jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Ryan Smith sent a pass from left to right to Connor Berto, who potted the puck into the open right side at 4:58.
Babson extended their lead to two at the halfway point of the period when Ryan Heavey blasted a shot from the point that was tipped in by Smith, at the post.
Saint Anselm goaltener Nick Dries (Commerce Township, Mich.) made a season-high 30 stops, while Murray stopped 31 of 34 shots.
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