SHELTON, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to defeat Post University, 4-2, on Friday night in a non-conference contest.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 4-3 overall while the Eagles fall to 2-2 on the season. Saint Anselm improved to 4-0 all-time against Post.
Senior Kevin Curley (Avon, Mass.), junior Trey Aiello (Williamsburg, Pa.), junior Mike Ferraro (Northbridge, Mass.) and junior Liam O'Sullivan each scored for Saint Anselm. Sophomore Alec Andreucci (Guildford, Conn.) and freshman Anthony Iacullo (Barrington, Ill.) added assists. Senior goaltender Colin Soucy (North Andover, Mass.) had 12 saves for his fourth victory of the season.
Post came out firing in the opening seven minutes of the game, but the Hawks had three blocked shots to their credit and Soucy was up to the task, making five saves to keep it scoreless. Over the next several minutes, Saint Anselm pressured the Eagles but Soucy's counterpart, Joseph McLeod, did his part to keep the Hawks off the scoreboard. The teams skated to a scoreless finish of the first period.
After a strong battle in the second period, it was Post that receorded the game's first goal. Anthony Giacomin gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead with exactly eight minutes gone in the stanza. Another tally by Post 51 seconds later gave the home team a 2-0 lead on a tally by Michael Karas. That would be the last offense by the Eagles as they took that lead into the second intermission.
The third period was all Saint Anselm with four goals in the final frame. O'Sullivan began the stretch just before five minutes went by on an assist by Andreucci. The Hawks killed of three penalties before Ferraro tied the game at 11:48 of the third. Curley gave the Hawks the lead 12 seconds later while Aiello sealed the victory with a minute left on an empty-netter.
Saint Anselm outshot its opponent 25-14, including 11-1 in the final period. The Hawks were 0-for-7 on the power play while the Eagles went 2-for-6.
Post and Saint Anselm wrap up the weekend series on Saturday, Nov. 17 with a 7:45 p.m. puck drop.