Larsen keys Ice Dogs past S.N.H.U., 6-5, in NE-10 action
Assumption 6, Southern New Hampshire 5
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Junior center TAYLOR LARSEN (Blackstone, MA/Blackstone/Worcester Academy) scored a goal and added two assists to lead Assumption College past Southern New Hampshire University, 6-5, in a Northeast-10 Conference men’s ice hockey game SATURDAY night at the Buffone Rink.
Larsen, who leads the conference in scoring, now has seven goals and eight assists for 15 points.
The win, the team's third straight, improves the Ice Dogs record to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference standings. Southern New Hampshire is now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Junior defenseman KEVIN GLANZMAN (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) (PICTURED RIGHT), the conference leading scoring defenseman (3-5--8), opened the scoring for the Ice Dogs with a power-play goal at 7:02. Larsen and senior left wing PATRICK FITZGIBBONS (Worcester, MA/Saint John’s) assisted on the play.
Just 11 seconds later the Ice Dogs struck again as sophomore left wing CURTIS SERNOSKIE (Ottawa, ONT/Saint Joseph’s) scored with sophomore center KEVEN MEEHAN (Melrose, MA/Austin Prep/Tilton School) and sophomore right wing JAIME VONA (West Seneca, NY/Saint Francis) assisting at 7:13.
Larsen scored on the power play from junior right wing PATRICK O’KANE (Hollis, NH/Bishop Guertin/Williston-Northampton) at 11:23 to make the score 3-0.
The Penmen got on-the-board with eight seconds left in the period as sophomore forward CRAIG CARBONNEAU (Medford, MA) scored his first goal of the season. Senior forward ADAM ZIEGLER (Medford, MA) and sophomore defenseman MICHAEL ROTONDI (Winchester, MA/Northampton) assisted.
Each team scored twice in the middle period as sophomore KYLE ZOBLER (Millbury, MA/Millbury/New Hampton Prep) and freshman forward ROSS WHITE (Uxbridge, MA/Uxbridge/Winchendon School) each scored for the Ice Dogs, while senior forward WILLIAM TOOMEY (Reading, MA) and senior defenseman NEIL ADAMS (Gardner, MA/Middlesex School) scored for the Penmen.
Fitzpatrick scored from Larsen and Glanzman which proved to the eventual game-winner on the power play at 6:21 of the third period.
Junior goalkeeper NICK BLANCHETTE (Stuart, FL/Worcester Academy) made 31 saves for his third win.
Assumption is next in action at Saint Michael’s College in another Northeast-10 Conference matchup at the Cairns Arena in South Burlington, VT at 7 p.m. Southern New Hampshire hosts Suffolk University in a non-conference game TUESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
So. New Hampshire (1-3-0, 0-1-0) 1 2 2 -- 5
Assumption (5-2-0, 2-0-0) 3 2 1 -- 6
1, Assumption, Kevin GLANZMAN (3) from Taylor LARSEN (7) and Patrick FITZGIBBONS (4), 7:02 (ppg)
2, Assumption, Curtis SERNOSKIE (2) from Keven MEEHAN (2) and Jaime VONA (1), 7:13
3, Assumption, Taylor LARSEN (7) from Pat O’KANE (5), 11:23 (ppg)
4, Southern New Hampshire, Craig CARBONNEAU (1) from Adam ZIEGLER (1) and Michael ROTONDI (1), 19:52
Penalties: Assumption 1, Southern New Hampshire 2
5, Assumption, Kyle ZOBLER (2) from Matt SCIOLI (1), 3:01
6, Assumption, Ross WHITE (2) from Marc LABB (2) and Curtis SERNOSKIE (1), 4:51 (ppg)
7, Southern New Hampshire, William TOOMEY (1) unassisted, 6:57 (shg)
8, Southern New Hampshire, Neil ADAMS (1) from Doug BOULANGER (1), 12:48 (ppg)
Penalties: Assumption 2, Southern New Hampshire 4
9, Southern New Hampshire, Cameron O’BRIEN (1) from Bobby BRYANT (1) and William TOOMEY (3), 3:41;
10, Assumption, Patrick FITZGIBBONS (1) from Taylor LARSEN (8) and Kevin GLANZMAN (6), 6:21 (ppg)
11, Southern New Hampshire, Neil ADAMS (1) from Craig CARBONNEAU (1) and Adam ZIEGLER (2), 10:52 (ppg)
Penalties: Assumption 1, Southern New Hampshire 1
Assumption, Nick BLANCHETTE (3-1), 9-11-12--32 saves
Southern New Hampshire, Tyler HOLSKE (0-1), (40:00) 12-10--22 saves and John CARBONNEAU, (20:00) 9 saves
Shots on Goal:
Assumption 15 12 10 --- 37
S.N.H.U. 10 13 14 --- 37