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Ice Hockey Drops Second Straight Tough 2-1 ECAC Northeast Decision To Western New England

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Walter Brown Arena, Boston, Mass.

BOSTON, Mass.--  Junior Joe Balog’s (Ludlow, Mass.) power play goal with 2:26 remaining in the second period proved to be the game-winner and lifted Western New England to a 2-1 ECAC Northeast ice hockey victory over Suffolk Wednesday evening at Walter Brown Arena.

All of the game’s scoring took place in the middle stanza, as junior Phil Lamy’s (Manchester, N.H.) shorthanded marker on a feed from junior Hank Levin (Lido Beach, N.Y.) enabled the visiting Golden Bears (5-13-2, 3-6-2 ECAC Northeast) to even matters at the 14:07 mark after junior Kyle Cook (Chino Hills, Calif.) had given the host Rams (10-9, 8-2 ECAC Northeast) a 1-0 lead 5:42 into the period by converting a pass from sophomore Joe Drago (Waltham, Mass.).  Balog then netted the game-winner at the 17:34 mark of the second frame, converting a feed from junior Mike Majesty (Chicago, Ill.) for what proved to be the final tally of the contest.

Freshman Justin Richards (Somers, Conn.) made that margin stand up in goal with a 25-save effort between the pipes for Western New England, while freshman Jeff Rose (Collinsville, Conn.) made 37 stops in net for Suffolk as the Golden Bears outshot the Rams by a 39-26 margin for the contest.

Suffolk heads to Fitchburg, Mass. on Saturday evening to take on Fitchburg State in an ECAC Northeast outing that begins at 7:00 p.m., while Western New England will be idle until next Thursday, February 14th when the Golden Bears travel to Framingham, Mass. to take on Framingham State in an ECAC Northeast match-up that begins at 7:20.

1 2 3 Total
Western New England (5-13-2, 3-6-2 ECAC Northeast) 0 2 1   -    2
Suffolk (10-9, 8-2 ECAC Northeast)    0 1 0   -    1

SUF: Kyle Cook (Joe Drago)       5:42 2nd
WNE: Phil Lamy (Hank Levin)  SHG      14:07 2nd
WNE: Joe Balog (Mike Majesty)  PPG     17:34 2nd

WNE: Justin Richards—25
SUF: Jeff Rose—37