MANCHESTER, N.H. – Ten different members of the Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team had at least one point of offense in Friday's 4-0 win over the Eagles from Post University at Sullivan Arena.
The Hawks have won two straight games, improving to 3-1 overall on the season. The Eagles (0-5) will remain in search of their first victory of the season heading into Saturday's rematch against Saint Anselm, slated for 3:30 p.m. in Manchester.
With just under five minutes remaining in the first period, Matt Chisholm put home a pass from John Femia to create the 1-0 advantage for Saint Anselm. After Femia won a puck battle in the right wing corner, he dished the puck toward the slot where Chisholm crashed the crease to beat Post netminder Brandon Brown.
Justin Longo cashed in for the Hawks with 1:53 expired in the second stanza, beating Brown from between the hash marks with a quick wrist shot. Sean Verrier and Ryan Spillane kept the play alive on the far side boards, making sure the puck found Longo through heavy slot traffic.
With the extra skater, Mike Ferraro put back a Trey Aiello pass to elevate Saint Anselm to a 3-0 lead with 5:22 left in the second period. Down below the goal line, Aiello wrapped the puck around the boards to Ferraro, who eluded heavy pressure from a Post forechecker and followed up a shot between the faceoff circles that was saved by Brown, putting back his own rebound.
The Hawks cycled the puck aggressively with just about three minutes left in regulation time, opening up space for Jon Pallotta to beat Brown far side with his team's fourth goal. Brian Cameron sent the puck up to the top of the right faceoff circle where it was corralled by Nick Gorski. Electing the cross-ice pass to the bottom of the left circle, Pallotta potted his second goal of the season.
Gorski recorded his team's lone multiple-point performance, handing out assists on his team's final two goals.
Saint Anselm overwhelmed Post with 58 shots, only yielding 20 shots to the Eagles. Post was stymied with the extra skater (0-for-5) while the Hawks enjoyed two goals on nine power play opportunities.
Senior Shane Joyce has backstopped his team to two straight victories, earning his first shutout of the 2017-18 season with 20 saves. Brown fell to 0-4 on the year, yielding four goals on 58 shots to draw the loss.
Lucas Smith fired a team-leading seven shots for Post.