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Ice Hockey Wins Battle Of Rams With 8-0 ECAC Northeast Victory At Framingham State

Saturday, January 26, 2008
Loring Arena, Framingham, Mass.


FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--  Junior Scott Zanolli (Tracy, Calif.) netted a goal and three assists for four points, while freshman Jeff Rose (Collinsville, Conn.) stopped all 30 shots to record his first collegiate shutout as Suffolk remained unbeaten in league play with an 8-0 ECAC Northeast ice hockey triumph over Framingham State Saturday evening at Loring Arena.

Senior Dan Pencinger (Randolph, Mass.) staked Suffolk’s Rams (9-7, 7-0 ECAC Northeast) to an early 2-0 advantage with a pair of goals that came 2:07 apart midway through the opening period of play, and junior Ryan Collins (Amesbury, Mass.) extended that margin to 3-0 with a tally that came with 5:12 remaining in the first stanza.  Markers off the sticks of junior Bill Galvin (Canton, Mass.) and sophomore Mike Mondello (Revere, Mass.) in the middle period gave Suffolk a 5-0 cushion through 40 minutes of action, and third period goals from Mondello, Zanolli and freshman Jamie Armstrong (Lincoln, Calif.) accounted for the final score, as Armstrong’s tally was the first of his collegiate career.

Junior Kyle Cook (Chino Hills, Calif.) notched a pair of assists in the win for Suffolk, while Galvin and Armstrong added single assists to go with their respective goals.  Juniors Alex Olson (Hingham, Mass.) and Mitch Sabo (Bell Canyon, Calif.), sophomores Nick Davis (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Brian Smusz (Daleville, Va.) as well as freshmen Paul Weisser (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Dan Dandreo (Swampscott, Mass.) also registered single helpers for the visitors, who have already surpassed their entire ECAC Northeast win total of last season and remain the only unbeaten squad in league competition.

Rose picked up his ninth win of the season between the pipes with his effort for Suffolk, as 16 of those stops came in the second period alone when the hosts had four 5 X 3 power play opportunities over a 10 minute span.  The shutout was the first for the Rams since a scoreless overtime tie with Southern New Hampshire back on February 23, 2004.  Sophomore Peter Dundovich (Philadelphia, Pa.) made 31 saves in the setback for Framingham State’s Rams (1-16, 0-8 ECAC Northeast) as Suffolk held a 39-30 advantage in shots on the night.

Suffolk will head to New Bedford, Mass. on Wednesday evening for an ECAC Northeast showdown with UMass Dartmouth that begins at 7:30 p.m., as the Rams and Corsairs are tied for second in the league standings with 14 points each and sit three points in back of first place Curry.  Framingham State will head to Waterville Valley, N.H. on Wednesday evening to take on Plymouth State in an ECAC Northeast match-up that faces off at 6:00 p.m.

1 2 3  Total
Suffolk (9-7, 7-0 ECAC Northeast)   3 2 3 -    8
Framingham State (1-16, 0-8 ECAC Northeast)  0 0 0 -    0

SUF: Dan Pencinger (Alex Olson, Scott Zanolli)    8:33 1st
SUF: Pencinger (Kyle Cook, Bill Galvin)  PPG     10:40 1st
SUF: Ryan Collins (Brian Smusz, Paul Weisser)    14:48 1st
SUF: Galvin (Zanolli, Jamie Armstrong)     4:03 2nd
SUF: Mike Mondello (Nick Davis, Mitch Sabo)     19:48 2nd
SUF: Armstrong (Dan Dandreo, Zanolli)     2:19 3rd
SUF: Mondello (Cook)       6:00 3rd
SUF: Zanolli (Unassisted)  PPG      12:14 3rd

SUF: Jeff Rose—30
FSC: Peter Dundovich—31