Ice Hockey Ties Stonehill 3-3 in NE10 Opener

THE BASICS: 

Score: Assumption 3, Stonehill 3 (OT)

Records: Assumption (1-3-1, 0-0-1 NE10), Stonehill (0-1-1, 0-0-1 NE10)

Location: Foxborough, Mass. (Foxborough Sports Center)

Lead: The Assumption men's ice hockey team had three different skaters with multi-point nights as they tied Stonehill 3-3 in their opening night of NE10 competition on Tuesday evening. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

-  Just 6:29 into the first period senior forward Cam Laughlin (Natick, Mass. / Portland Jr. Pirates (USPHL Premier)) netted a goal assisted by line mate  Matt Damelio (Rochester, N.Y. / Northwood (Prep)) and defenseman Dante Tomassini (North Branford, Conn. / Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack (EHL)) to take the 1-0 lead and score the only goal in the first. 

Stonehill tied the game 1-1 as Jack Hall scored on the power play just 15 seconds into the second period, but Laughlin answered just five minutes later with a goal assisted by Tomassini and senior forward Ryan Bunyon (Westford, Mass. / Kents Hill School (Prep)) to reclaim the lead 2-1. With 4:06 left in the second the Skyhawks tied the game again as Shamus Maloney found the back of the net off an assist from Logan Stark

Both teams were held scoreless for the remainder of the second and beginning of the third until Peter McDonagh broke the draw, scoring a goal assisted by Tommy Mahoney (Braintree, Mass. / Boston Bandits (EHL)) and Bunyon. Maloney struck again to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime with 1:37 left in the period. 

- Assumption outshot Stonehill 4-1 in overtime but Billy Palmer and freshman goaltender David Altman (Bristol, R.I. / Northern Cyclones (EHL)) each held on to the tie. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Stonehill found themselves in the box seven times but Assumption was unable to capitalize on the man advantage, while the Skyhawks went 1-3. Both teams each had 30 shots while Laughlin, Tomassini and Bunyon tallied two points each. 

- Altman and Palmer each made 27 saves in the contest.

UP NEXT:

- Next Tuesday, the Hounds are back home at the Buffone Arena to face Framingham State at 7:35 in a non conference contest. 

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