SHELTON, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team overcame two separate deficits on Saturday, eventually capturing a 3-2 victory over the Eagles from Post University on Saturday evening from the Sports Center of Connecticut.
The Hawks improve to 5-3 on the year following the non-league tilt while Post dips to 2-3 on the young season. Saint Anselm will return to action on Friday, Nov. 23, welcoming the Jumbos from Tufts University to the Hilltop for a 4 p.m. showdown at Sullivan Arena.
Six skaters earned a point for the Hawks in their second-straight victory over the Eagles.
Post sprinted out to a 1-0 lead with only 8:17 elapsed in the game as Noah Wild scored on the power play. Junior Chris Googins (Braintree, Mass.) scored his first collegiate goal for Saint Anselm, bringing the game even with 1:12 to go in the first period, but a goal from Post's William Francis only 18 seconds later carried the hosts into the first intermission with a 1-0 advantage.
Down by a 2-1 margin entering second period play, junior Trey Aiello (Williamsburg, Va.) scored his second goal of the season only 35 seconds into the stanza to knot the score at two. A face-off was won back to the left point as junior Liam O'Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.) wristed a shot on goal that was knocked down in front. Aiello crashed the right post and tapped the puck home to bring the contest even, 2-2.
A Post turnover led to the game-winning goal as sophomore Matt Chisholm (Scituate, Mass.) picked the puck off and wristed it toward goal. Ferraro was able to get a stick on the puck as he skated past the goal, putting the Hawks ahead by a 3-2 score with only 6:56 elapsed in the second period.
The second half of the game was a defensive battle, but the Hawks were up to the task. In total, Saint Anselm held the game's edge in shots, 47-to-32, but netminder Michal Soustal (Unicov, Czech Republic) posted a career-high 30 saves to propel the visitors to victory. Brandon Brown drew the loss for Post, yielding three goals on 47 shots.