HOOKSETT, N.H. — Ted McNaught notched two goals and added an assist and Jeff Jarvis added three assists to send St. Anselm past New Hampshire College 8-3 and into the Manchester PAL Cup Championship game against Oswego State.
The Hawks and Penmen dueled through an early 3-3 deadlock, but the Hawks pulled away with three goals in the third period to notch their first victory of the season as they moved to 1-2-0. It was the first loss of the season for the Penmen, who dropped to 3-1-1.
St. Anselm returns to the PAL Tournament title game for the second time in the six-year history of the tournament and the first time since it won the title in 1996.
Seven different goal scorers contributed for St. Anselm. Mike Martiniello notched a goal and added two assists, Eero Vartiainen added another goal and an assist and Dan Walsh added two assists.
Rich Miller led New Hampshire College with two goals and an assist, while Scott Proulx added a goal and assist.
Mike Waugh picked up the win for the Hawks, making 17 saves, while Nick Roussel combined with Brian Holland for 34 saves.
St. Anselm heavily outshot the Penmen, 42-20, in remaining perfect in the all-time series (7-0).