SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Skidmore scored twice in the first period and twice in the third to blank the Saint Anselm College men's hockey team 4-0 in a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) game on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga City Rink.
Four different players scored in the win for Skidmore (2-1-0, 2-0-0 NEHC), which also got a 28-save shutout from goaltender Brandon Kasel. Saint Anselm (0-2-0, 0-2-0 NEHC) outshot the Thoroughbreds 28-22 in the game but could not find a way past Kasel.
Matt Wolf opened the scoring for Skidmore at 7:09 of the first period, before Andrew Popp doubled the hosts' lead at 16:56. The Hawks took 11 shots in the opening frame, compared to five for the Thoroughbreds, but trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes.
Saint Anselm held a 10-6 advantage in shots in the second period but neither team was able to find a goal. In the third, the Thoroughbreds got a goal from Matt Bernot at 6:26 and one from Jack Barton at 17:24 to complete the scoring.
Saint Anselm was unable to convert on four power-play opportunities but held Skidmore off the board on its two chances with the extra man.
Next up for the Hawks is a non-conference game at Salem State on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.