MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team used a season-high seven goals to defeat the visiting Ravens from Franklin Pierce University by a 7-3 score on Friday in Northeast-10 Conference play.
Saint Anselm improves to 13-11-2 overall on the season, boosting its NE10 record to 8-3-1 with only three regular season league contests remaining on the schedule. Franklin Pierce, in a battle for a postseason spot, drops to 9-12-1 overall and to 4-6-1 against league foes.
Junior forward Mike Ferraro (Northbridge, Mass.) led the way with two goals while junior Dave Almeida (Bristol, R.I.) and senior defenseman Kevin Curley (Avon, Mass.) each had two assists on the evening. Saint Anselm finished the game with an overwhelming advantage in shots, firing 51 pucks on target and limiting the Ravens to only 20 on frame.
Franklin Pierce got on the board first as Alex Lester put home a Hawks turnover in front of the net only 4:25 into play. The visitors' lead would be short-lived as sophomore Alec Andreucci (Guilford, Conn.) scored only 10 seconds later off a pass from senior Jeremy Carignan (Amos, Quebec, Canada) to draw the score even at one.
Nate Indelicato flipped the lead back in favor of the Ravens as his goal with under five minutes left in the first period created a 2-1 edge. The Hawks would not be outdone, this time scoring under two minutes later with an even-strength strike from senior forward Brian Cameron (Wakefield, Mass.) off assists from sophomore Michael Foggia (Rumson, N.J.) and junior Liam O'Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.).
Freshman Kilian Hammersmith (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) created a 3-2 lead for the Hawks near the midpoint of the second period, but Franklin Pierce's Ryan Gorbett tied the game once again with a goal at the 11:43 mark of the middle stanza.
The Hawks would pot the final four goals, taking a 4-3 lead with Ferraro's first goal of the contest with under three minutes left in the second. Senior forward Bryan Green (Weymouth, Mass.) and sophomore Matt Chisholm (Scituate, Mass.) sandwiched Ferraro's second strike of the game in the third period, adding insurance down the stretch.
Senior Colin Soucy (North Andover, Mass.) made 17 saves while his counterpart, Ian Wallace, halted 44 shots for Franklin Pierce in the losing effort. Soucy has participated in each of his team's 16 games dating back to Nov. 25, 2018 against Trinity (Conn.).
The Hawks return to action Saturday, Feb. 9, taking on Franklin Pierce at 4 p.m. in Sullivan Arena.