WORCESTER, Mass. – The Hawks of Becker and the Leopards of Wentworth skated to a 1-1 draw in a Saturday evening Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's ice hockey matchup inside the Worcester Ice Center.
November 10, 2018
Worcester Ice Center
Score: Becker 1, Wentworth 1
Records: Becker (0-5-1, 0-3-1 CCC) | Wentworth (1-3-2, 1-2-1 CCC)
The first period was evenly played, as neither team scored and each team fired off six shots on net.
The scoring began in the second period when Becker took advantage of a power-play opportunity, as they acquired the 1-0 lead on a score from Romain Wild (Mex, Switzerland). His goal was assisted by Christian Leon (Natick, Mass.) and Jake Cagnina (South Berwick, Maine) 4:54 minutes into the frame. The Hawks held off the Leopards, and had a 1-0 edge going into the third period.
Wentworth outshot the Hawks 15-7 in the third period, and eventually slid one past Becker's goaltender, Grant Martens (Bloomington, Minn.), with just over five minutes remaining of regulation. Joey O'Leary (Boston, Mass.) skated around the net and beat Martens with a wrap-around shot on the right side to knot the game at 1-1. Despite Wentworth outshooting Becker 15-7 in the third period, the Leopards were unable to direct another past Martens, sending the game into overtime.
In the overtime period, neither team scored. Martens stopped four Leopards shots on net, and Thomas Draper (Binghamton, N.Y.) set aside two Becker shots for to the 1-1 final score.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The teams were even in shots in the first and second periods, but Wentworth outshot the Hawks 15-7 in the third, and 4-2 in the overtime frame to total a 36-26 margin in shots.
- Becker capitalized on 1-of-5 power play opportunities, while Wentworth went 0-for-3.
- Becker held a 35-29 edge in faceoffs.
- Draper received his second tie of the season in net, turning away 25 shots.
- Martens was tabbed with his first tie of the year in a 35-save performance.
Wentworth is back in action on Tuesday (Nov. 13) as they host Anna Maria in a 7 p.m. non-conference tilt. The Hawks return to the ice on Thursday (Nov. 15) as they host Nichols in a "College Night" at the DCU Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
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