MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team blanked the visiting Ravens from Franklin Pierce University on Saturday, doing so by a 4-0 margin at Sullivan Arena.
The Hawks move to 14-11-2 overall on the season and to 9-3-1 within the Northeast-10 Conference. With 19 points in the league standings, the Hawks need at least one point in their next two games to clinch their third-straight regular season title. Franklin Pierce dips to 9-13-1 overall and to 4-7-1 in the NE10.
Sophomore John Femia (Canton, Mass.) had three assists in the game, setting up two of junior Sean Verrier's (Reading, Mass.) third period goals en route to the victory. Junior Mike Ferraro (Northbridge, Mass.) scored the game's first goal with only 13 seconds left in the second period and was followed with three Saint Anselm goals in the final 20 minutes to secure the win.
Ferraro's game-winning goal came off a rebound following his own shot at the top of the crease, giving Saint Anselm momentum into the second intermission. Verrier's first goal came when he flicked home a loose puck near the left post and his second strike came when he flew up the right side, firing a shot near side that eluded the grasp of the Franklin Pierce backstop.
Sophomore Matt Chisholm (Scituate, Mass.) posted an empty net goal late in the contest, extending a season-long point streak to five games. During that stretch, he has racked up two goals and five assists for seven points (2-5=7).
Senior Colin Soucy (North Andover, Mass.) earned the victory for the Hawks, picking up his first shutout of the 2018-19 season by making 20 saves. Ian Wallace made 32 saves on 35 shots for the Ravens before yielding to Garret Stenberg in the waning minutes of the contest. Soucy now has three career clean sheets for Saint Anselm across his four-year career.
The Hawks host Post University on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in a non-league battle.