WORCESTER, Mass. – The Becker College men's ice hockey team dropped its senior game to the visiting Colonels of Curry College by a score of 10-1 in a Saturday evening Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) matchup.
February 16, 2019
Worcester Ice Center
Score: Curry 10, Becker 1
Records: Curry (16-6-3, 11-4-2 CCC) | Becker (3-21-1, 2-14-1 CCC)
Prior to the start of the game, Becker recognize its 2019 senior class. The following were recognized: #12 Brian Greene (Barnstead, N.H.), #14 Austin Siering (Dover, N.H.), captain #10 Stephen Wolf (Somersworth, N.H.), captain #24 Corey Schafer (Johnstown, Pa.)
The first period was scoreless until the last second when Alex Ochterbeck (Dallas, Texas) hit a one-timer wrist shot with help from Mic Curran (Arlington, Mass.) and Viktor Jansson (Stockholm, Sweden) for the 1-0 edge heading into the first intermission.
The second period featured three curry goals from Billy Vizzo (Shelton, Conn.), Zachary Wright (Milford, Conn.) and Kalle Sundell (Helsinki, Finland). The Colonels led 4-0 going into the final frame.
Becker spoiled the shutout in the fifth minute of the third period when Jason Diamond (Lakeville, Conn.) had a wrap-around goal succeeding passes from Zachary Bettmeng (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Schafer. However, the last 15 minutes of play consisted of six Curry goals, including three power-play scores. Vizzo scored his second goal of the game at 6:21 and completed the hat-trick with a power-play goal at 13:33. White and Sundell each scored their second goals of the game, while the other goals came from Joseph Thielen (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Jordan Williamson (Okotoks, AB).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Curry outshot the Hawks 55-16 throughout the contest.
- Vizzo led all scoring with three goals for a hat-trick. He also assisted one.
- White finished with two goals and an assist for the visitors.
- Curry's Kasper Kjellkvist (Vaxjo, Sweden) logged a stunning four assists in the victory.
- Curry capitalized on 4-of-7 power-play chances, while Becker went 1-for-3.
- The Colonel's Justin Ketola (Cloquet, Minn.) earned his 10th win in net, stopping 15-of-16 Hawk shots.
- Becker's Grant Martens (Bloomington, Minn.) suffered the loss in 50:38 played, as he made 39 saves. Ryan Clifford (Coventry, R.I.) released Martens and stopped 6-of-10 shots faced in 9:22 played.
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