Hockey Suffers 5-2 Loss at Conference Foe Salve Regina

Hockey Suffers 5-2 Loss at Conference Foe Salve Regina


NEWPORT, R.I. – The Curry College men's ice hockey team lost to ECAC Northeast opponent Salve Regina University, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon in Newport, R.I.

Four different players scored for the Salve Regina University men's ice hockey team on Senior Day at the Abbey.

Series and Streaks
The Seahawks have now won three in a row over the Colonels but Curry still leads the all-time series 24-7-1.

Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina senior Marc Biggs (Plano, Texas) scored twice.
2 – Salve Regina senior Alex Pompeo (Hingham, Mass.) notched two assists.
3 – Salve Regina freshman Peter McNamara (Ger mantown, Md.) made 17 saves in relief of an injured Alexander Devine (Hampton, N.H.) to earn his first collegiate win in his first appearance as a Seahawk.

Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks outshot the Colonels 42-30, including 30-14 through two periods to build a 3-0 lead.

Turning Point
After falling behind 3-0 the Colonels came out strong in the third period; scoring two quick goals to make a 3-2 game. Salve Regina head coach Andy Boschetto called a timeout to settle things down and it worked wonders. Out of the timeout the Seahawks looked like they had new energy and were locked in. Joseph Yeadon (Burlington, Mass.) scored 61 seconds after the timeout on a 2-on-1, killing the Colonels momentum. The Seahawks were in control the rest of the game. 

Quick Hits

  • With the victory, their 13th of the year, the Se! ah awks set a new program record for wins in a season.
  • The Seahawks honored seven seniors before the game. Lucas Sousa (Billerica, Mass.), Dominic DiMascia (Wrightstown, Pa.), Shaun Altshuller (Nepean, Ontario), Marc Biggs, Peter Gintoli (Shelton, Conn.), Alex Pompeo, and Liam Centrella (Andover, Mass.).
  • Altshuller, Biggs, Centrella, and Sousa all recorded points in the game. Two goals for Biggs, a goal for Centrella, and assists for Pompeo and Sousa. 
  • Alexander Devine started the game in net for the Seahawks but was injured in the second period, calling freshman Peter McNamara into action for the first time this season.
  • Brett Sinclair (St. Catharines, Ontario) made 37 saves in net for the Colonels.
  • Jake Heisinger (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Tyler Vankleef (Dundas, Ontario) scored 2:45 apart in the thi! rd period to draw the Colonels within a goal.
  • The Seahawks converted one powerplay, going 1-4 on the night while the Colonels were 0-3 with the man advantage.

Next up
Salve Regina (13-9-1, 8-5-1 ECACNE) – Wednesday, February 17 vs Johnson & Wales, 7:05 p.m.  Curry (9-13-2, 5-9-1 ECACNE) – Saturday, February 20 vs. Endicott, 4:45 p.m.  (Game Recap Courtesy of Salve Sports Information)