Jackson is solid in net to support an early Skyhawks lead
Tyler Jackson made 30 saves to notch the victory in the season opener.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 2, 2010) – Stonehill College kicked off the 2010-11 season with a 4-2 victory over host Johnson & Wales University in non-conference men’s ice hockey action on Tuesday night.
Junior forward Bill Harris (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) led the Skyhawks with two points on a goal and an assist, and senior John Yokow (Windsor, Conn./Northwest Catholic) and sophomores J.J. Sabin (Milton, Mass./Milton) and Tyler Beauregard (Essex Junction, Vt./Tilton School) each added a goal. Junior goaltender Tyler Jackson (Little Silver, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) made 30 saves in the Stonehill net.
Johnson & Wales got goals from freshman Ryan Martin (Toronto, Ontario/Upper Canada Patriots) and junior Joe Simeone (Cranston, R.I./Northern Cyclones), and 30 saves from sophomore netminder Matt Cooper (Perrysburg, Ohio/Queen City Steam).
The Skyhawks jumped out to an early lead in the first period, as Sabin put away the first goal just 2:27 into the game and Yokow potted a second from senior Angelo Todesca (Westwood, Mass./Catholic Memorial) less than five minutes later. Beauregard added a power-play tally at 8:36, with assists from Harris and sophomore George DeMello (Cotuit, Mass./Tabor Academy), to open up a 3-0 lead for Stonehill.
Martin converted a power play at 10:36 to put one on the board for the Wildcats, but it was the last successful power play Johnson & Wales would see as Stonehill went 4 for 5 on the penalty kill.
Jackson made 11 saves to hold the Wildcats scoreless in the second period, and Harris scored an insurance goal on the power play at 7:47 from sophomore Dana Borges (Taunton, Mass./Coyle Cassidy) and senior Eric Scholl (Wilmington, Mass./Tilton School). Johnson & Wales came back in the third period when Simeone put an unassisted tally past Jackson to make it 4-2, but Jackson stopped seven shots in the final frame to stifle the rally.
Stonehill (1-0) next visits Becker College for the opening round of the Becker Ice Breaker Tournament on Friday at 6 p.m.