Ice Hockey Powers Past SNHU, 4-2

Wright totaled a goal and assist, netting an important insurance goal late in the third period to ice the win.

Wright's two points and 29 saves for Palmer lead Skyhawks to first win

FOXBORO, Mass. (November 14, 2017) – Stonehill College never trailed in picking up its first win of the season with a 4-2 triumph over Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 Conference ice hockey action at the Foxboro Sports Center tonight.

Sophomore Cameron Wright (West Dummerston, Vermont/Springfield Pics USPHL Premier) led four different goal scorers for Stonehill with a goal and assist, providing a third period insurance goal to seal the Skyhawks first win of the season. Senior Brendan White (North Reading, Massachusetts/Kimball Union Academy) and sophomores Conor Cassidy (Wilmington, Delaware/Canterbury and Kents Hill) and Connor Jewett (Berlin, New Hampshire/NH Junior Monarchs EHL Premier) also netted goals for Stonehill in the contest.

Junior goaltender Billy Palmer (Cranston, Rhode Island/Boston Bandits EHL Premier) preserved the win with 29 saves in the Stonehill goal, including 14 in a scoreless third period to seal the win. Senior Ryan Slatky (Manchester, New Hampshire/Bridgton Academy) registered 19 saves in the Southern New Hampshire goal.

Senior Kyle Valliere (Goffstown, New Hampshire/New Hampton School) and freshman Kyle Gallaway (Sugar Hill, Georgia/Boston Junior Rangers) each had a hand in both SNHU goals with a goal and assist apiece.

Palmer tallied 14 of his 29 saves in the third period to close out the win.

Stonehill jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first period with a pair of markers four minutes apart. Cassidy opened the scoring with his second of the year off a feed from Wright on a delayed penalty at 13:03. White doubled the Skyhawks lead at 16:59 off a feed from sophomore Ryan Meade (Tewksbury, Massachusetts/Tilton School) and freshman Nick Schofield (Foxboro, Massachusetts/Williston Northampton) for his first goal of the year, with Schofield notching is first collegiate point.

SNHU pulled a goal back just before the intermission with Valliere potting his first goal of the year at 17:42, assisted by Galloway and junior Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia). The Penmen pulled even 8:25 into the second with Galloway scoring off a Valliere assist.

Stonehill reclaimed the lead with a power-play goal by Jewett at 14:13, assisted by junior Thomas Mahoney (Suffern, New York/The Taft School). Wright's first goal of the season added insurance for the Skyhawks with four minutes remaining in regulation, assisted by junior Christopher Page (Winthrop, Massachusetts/Winthrop).

Stonehill (1-1-1, 1-0-1 NE10) is back in action this weekend with a two game NE10 series at Franklin Pierce University, starting Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Skyhawks return home on Saturday, December 2, to host UMass Dartmouth for a non-conference matchup at 5:10 p.m. Southern New Hampshire (0-2-1, 0-2-0 NE10) hosts Assumption College on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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