ECAC Northeast and MASCAC Weekend Recap: Jan. 17

Here’s a look at the past weekend’s action in the ECAC Northeast and MASCAC.
Friday, Jan. 14
Assumption 6, Becker 3: Assumption jumped out to a 5-0 lead midway through the second period and never looked back. The Hawks’ scored three unanswered goals to make it 5-3, but the Greyhounds capped the game with an empty-netter by Ross White at 18:12 in the third.
Buffalo State 5, Johnson & Wales 1: Four third period goals turned a 1-1 tie into a comfortable 5-1 lead for Buffalo State.  Ian DePasquala scored the lone Wildcats goal.
Saturday, Jan. 15
Worcester State 6, Western New England 3: A four-goal outburst in the second period helped the Lancers emerge with the win over WNEC.  John Cahalane recorded a hat trick for Worcester State, while Nick Asterito added two goals. John Kelly scored twice for the Golden Bears.  The Lancers finished 4-for-6 on the power play and outshot WNEC 59-26.
Hobart 8, Curry 1: Hobart had no trouble with Curry in their first of two games against ECAC Northeast opponents on the weekend.  Each team registered 36 shots on net, but Hobart converted three of its eight power-play chances into scores.
Buffalo State 7, Johnson & Wales 0: No luck in the series finale for JWU, who surrendered three power-play goals while failing to convert on any of their seven power plays.
Utica 6, Suffolk 1: Suffolk actually jumped out a 1-0 lead early in the opening period, but it was all Utica from there.  The Pioneers scored three third period goals to close it out and outshot the Rams 64-19 on the game.
Plymouth State 1, Salem State 1: A fittingly tight game between two of the MASCAC’s top teams. Plymouth State took a 1-0 lead on Bryan Kriner’s 10th goal of the season early in the third, but the Vikings tied it up exactly three minutes later on Nick Lampson’s power-play goal, also his 10th of the year.
Fitchburg State 6, Framingham State 3: Fresh off their first win of the season, the Rams kept it close early, but the Falcons managed to pull away with the help of two Cory Callen goals.
Massachusetts-Dartmouth 5, Westfield State 4: Two goals to open the third helped the Corsairs build a 5-2 lead before the Owls came roaring back with two late goals, but weren’t able to pull off the upset.
Sunday, Jan. 16
Hobart 7, Nichols 2: Hobart encountered little trouble in their trip through the ECAC Northeast this weekend, outscoring two of the conferences top teams by an aggregate score of 15-3.  Hobart led 6-0 before the Bisons were able to get on the board.
Becker 7, Salve Regina 5: The Hawks rebounded from a nonconference loss to Assumption on Friday with a shootout win over the Seahawks.  Salve Regina led 5-2 in the second period before Becker rolled off five straight goals in a row to secure the win. Mark Lotito tied the game in the waning seconds of the second period, while Cole Bell’s goal at 18:29 in the third secured the win for the Hawks.
Utica 4, Wentworth 1: Wentworth’s struggles on the power play continued as they went o-for-6 on the game against the Pioneers. The Leopards were outshot 39-19 on the afternoon.
Weekly Honors
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