MANCHESTER, N.H. – Visiting Saint Michael's College scored the game's final four goals to post a 5-1 victory over the Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team in the Northeast-10 Conference opener for both teams on Friday evening at Sullivan Arena.
Saint Michael's (1-1-1, 1-0-0 NE10) used points from nine different skaters, including four multi-point nights, to end its seven-game winless streak in the series with Saint Anselm (1-1-0, 0-1-0 NE10) dating back to Jan. 31, 2014. Jake Grade scored his first-career goal to provide the lone goal of the game for the Hawks.
Hadan Jordan and Nic Hermary each had a goal and an assist for the Purple Knights, who also got two assists apiece from Keegan Finn and Patrick Doherty. Saint Michael's owned a narrow 28-27 advantage in shots in the game, using 26 saves from Tim Decker to record the victory.
Zach Sullivan opened the scoring at 4:58 of the first period for the visitors, scoring from Sam D'Antuono and Hermary. Saint Anselm responded just past the midway point of the period on a 4-on-3 power-play goal from Grade. Just six seconds after a holding penalty on the Purple Knights, Grade unleashed a blast into the top corner of the net from straight on to tie the game at 1-1 after Jeremy Carignan won a faceoff back to the defenseman.
The score remained tied until Saint Michael's scored three times in the final 8:25 of the second period. Eric Salzillo grabbed the eventual game-winning goal at 11:35, with Sam Finkelstein and Hermary scoring later in the period for the visitors. Jordan tacked on an insurance goal at 15:23 of the third for the Purple Knights, who recorded their largest road victory in the 17 meetings in Manchester.
Saint Anselm has a week off of games until hosting crosstown rival Southern New Hampshire University in an NE10 contest at Sullivan Arena on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.