GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Garrison Sanipass (Northbrook, Ill.) scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, to lead the visiting University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons men's ice hockey team to a 4-1 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a New England Hockey Conference game Friday evening at the USM Ice Arena.
The win was the second straight for the Beacons, lifting their overall record to 4-1 and 2-1 in league play. The Huskies, still in search of their first win, slipped to 0-2-1 overall and in NEHC games.
Sophomore Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) gave the Beacons the lead for good just 4:31 into the game when he converted a set-up from junior Bryan Carter (Hudson, Mass.) into his seventh goal of the season. Sanipass scored his first goal of the game, and the eventual game winner, when he scored on a breakaway, unassisted, at 11:39.
After a scoreless second period, the Beacons put the game away in the final four minutes with a pair of empty-net goals sandwiched around USM's lone goal from senior Patrick Magliano (Pelham, N.H.).
UMB's first empty-net goal came when a USM player's pass from the right-wing corner eluded the defenseman at the point and went the length of the ice curving into the vacated cage.
Magliano snapped the shutout bid of UMB sophomore goalie Bailey McBurnie (Beverly, Mass.) at 18:05 when he took a pass from junior Parker Sanderson (Bangor, Maine) and beat McBurnie, who got a piece of the shot.
Sanipass put the game away 15 seconds later with the Beacons' second empty-netter, set up by sophomore Cody Wickline (Flower Mound, Texas).
UMass Boston piled up a 35-19 advantage in shots on goal during the game. McBurnie had 18 saves to remain undefeated at 3-0 on the season. USM rookie Anthony D'Aloisio (Frisco, Texas) surrendered two goals and registered 31 saves.
Southern Maine will host Babson College on Saturday (4:00 p.m.) for an NEHC game. UMass Boston travels to New England College on Saturday (4:00 p.m.).