Hockey Edged 2-1 at Nichols College in ECAC Northeast Action

Hockey Edged 2-1 at Nichols College in ECAC Northeast Action

Harrisville, R.I. – June Rockwell Levy Rink - The Curry College Men's Ice Hockey Team were edged at Nichols, 2-1, in ECAC Northeast action on Wednesday night despite holding a 32-16 advantage in shots

All-Time Series & Streaks
Tonight's contest marked the 72nd all-time meeting between Nichols and Curry. The Bison ran their win streak against the Colonels to eight but trail the all-time series, 26-44-2.

Three Stars of the Game
1 – Nichols senior Alex Larson (Madison, Ala.) – stopped 31 of 32 shots to earn his 13th win of the season; stopped all 10 he faced in the third period; picked up second assist on GWG

2 – Nichols senior Shane Totten (Traverse City, Mich.) – scored the game-winning goal at 9:53 of the second period, his third of the season

3 – Nichols sophomore Scott Cuthrell (Waterford, Mich.) – potted his sixth goal of the season and the team's third short-handed goal of the season at 7:20 of the second period

Quick Synopsis

Larson turned aside 31 of 32 shots and Cuthrell and Totten scored as the Bison scored their second 2-1 win of the season over the Colonels Wednesday night in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast play. Nichols has now won two-straight and three of its last four.

Key Stat of the Game
The Bison killed off all four Curry power play opportunities.

Turning Point

With the Bison leading 1-0 in the second, Larson stopped freshman Zachery White (Milford, Conn.) on a backhand shot from the top of the crease to preserve the lead. Shortly thereafter, Totten doubled the Bison's lead.

Quick Hits
-Senior Tyler Beasley (Indianapolis, Ind.) was credited with the primary apple on Totten's goal, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the program's all-time assist list with 76.

-Junior Dan McGinnis (Hanover, Mass.) scored his fifth of the season for Curry. Classmate Michael Vallescuro (Woodbridge, Ontario) assisted on the goal.

-Junior Brett Sinclair (St. Catherines, Ontario) made 14 saves for the Colonels and fell to 8-10-1 with the loss.

-The Colonels closed the game with a 32-16 edge in shots.

Next up
Nichols (15-7-0, 10-3-0 ECAC Northeast) – Saturday, February 13 vs Wentworth, 7:40 p.m.

Curry (9-12-2, 5-8-1 ECAC Northeast) – Sunday, February 14 @ Salve Regina, 4:35 p.m.  (Game Recap Courtesy of Nichols Sports Information)