Ephs Defeat Hawks 2-1

Williamstown, Mass. (January 24)-The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team fell to the Ephs of Williams College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks have dropped four straight to fall to 4-8-1 on the season while the win improves Williams College to 9-4-2 on the campaign.

The Hawks struck first at the 11:12 mark on a goal from Paul Snell (Groton, Mass.) to give Saint Anselm the 1-0 lead. Senior captain Tom Kerwin (Whitman, Mass.) was credited with the assist. Hawk sophomore goalie Alex Wyse (Amherst, Mass.) made 16 saves in the first period to keep the lead intact for Saint Anselm.

Williams would own the game from the second period on, as Brian Malchoff (Avon, Conn.) would beat Wyse to even the game 1-1 at the 15:19 mark in the second period.

In the third period, Patrick Morrissey (Pelham, N.Y.) first goal of the season proved to be the game-winner with just over eight and a half minutes remaining in the third period.

The Hawks were out shot 42-29 in the game and Saint Anselm and Williams combined to go 0-14 on the power-play.

Wyse finished the game with 42 saves in the losing effort, while Ephs goalie Ryan Purdy (La Jolla, California) picked up his fourth win of the season by making 29 saves.

The Hawks return to the ice Tuesday, January 27th, to face New England College at 7 p.m.