UMass Boston Downs Southern Maine 6-2
BOSTON -- Junior Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) and senior Garrison Sanipass (Northbrook, Ill.) each scored two goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons to a 6-2 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a New England Hockey Conference men's ice hockey game Friday night at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.
UMass Boston improved to 2-0-0 overall while the game was the season opener for Southern Maine. The game was the conference opener for both teams.
Junior Daniel Nachbaur (Richland, Wash.) and senior John Regnart (Anchorage, Alaska) also had a goal for UMass Boston. Nachbaur also had an assist. Sophomore Zack Bross (St. Louis, Mo.) and rookie Jeffrey Skinner (Houston, Texas) earned two assists. Junior goalie Bailey MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass.) stopped 13 shots to earn his second win of the season.
Nachbaur gave the home side the lead 81 seconds into the game converting an assist from Skinner. Redler's first goal of the game, and third of the season, extended the Beacons' lead to 2-0 at 17:57.
In the middle period, Redler's second goal of the night, and eventual game winner, extended the Beacons lead to 3-0 at 4:52. Regnart and Sanipass scored within a span of 1:48 midway through the period to put the Beacons up 5-0.
Mathieu's unassisted marker at 13:13 put the Huskies on the board.
Sanipass and Mathieu traded goals in the third period to account for the 6-2 final score.
The Beacons piled up a 40-15 advantage in shots on goal in the game. Each team had a power-play marker.
Southern Maine is back in action tomorrow afternoon (4 p.m.) playing at Babson College. UMass Boston will host New England College on Saturday (4 p.m.).