Saint Anselm Powers Past Southern Maine 4-2

Saint Anselm Powers Past Southern Maine 4-2
Huskies Host Bowdoin College on Tuesday

            MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Senior Bryan Green (Weymouth, Mass.) scored a pair of power-play goals as the Saint Anselm College Hawks defeated the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies 4-2 in non-conference men's ice hockey action Saturday at Sullivan Arena.

            The win lifts the Hawks' record to 7-5-0 on the season.  The Huskies, winless in their last six games (0-5-1), slip to 1-7-2 overall.

            The game was a battle of special teams as four of the six goals came on the power play.  Led by Green, the Hawks converted on 3 of 7 opportunities while Huskies were able convert on only 1 of 8 chances.  The Hawks also killed off a five-minute major penalty in the second period.

            The home side grabbed an 1-0 lead as sophomore Shawn Moors (Pointe Claire, Quebec) scored an unassisted goal at 3:50.  Green tallied the first of his two power-play markers at 13:06 of the period converting from Moors and junior Sean Verrier (Reading , Mass.).

            Rookie Bobby Kinsey (Leechburg, Pa.) put the Huskies on the board in the opening minute of the second period off an assist from junior Colin Merrill (Portland, Maine).  The goal was the first of Kinsey's collegiate career.  The Huskies had three power-play chances in the period, including the five-minute major, but were unable to find a tying goal.

            Saint Anselm put the game away scoring a pair of power-play goals in a span of 1:36 after the midpoint of the third period.  Green scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 11:42 after assists from Moors and sophomore John Femia (Canton, Mass.).  Rookie Anthony Iacullo (Barrington, Ill.) made it 4-1 with another extra-man goal at 13:18.

            Southern Maine scored its lone special-teams goal with 1:25 remaining as senior captain Tyler Mathieu (Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia) found the net after a feed from rookie Michael Green (Baie d'Urfã, Quebec).

            USM finished the game with a 30-24 advantage in shots on goal.  Saint Anselm senior goalie Colin Soucy (North Andover, Mass.) stopped 28 shots to pick up his fifth win of the season.  Junior Paul Léger (Blainville, Quebec) made 20 saves for the Huskies before being lifted for the extra attacker with 3:22 to play.

            The Huskies return home to host Bowdoin College for a non-conference game on Tuesday (7 p.m.).  Saint Anselm travels to Colby College on Tuesday (7 p.m.).