ECAC Northeast and MASCAC wrap: Feb. 7

Another weekend down as the season creeps closer and closer to the end. Hardly seems possible, does it? Here’s a look at the action, which saw yet another team grab the top spot in the MASCAC, while the ECAC Northeast boasts two teams tied for first.
ECAC Northeast
Becker 5, Western New England 4: A four-goal second period helped the Hawks erase a one-goal deficit and hold off two late third goals by WNEC for the win. John Kelly scored twice for the Golden Bears, while freshman Korby Anderson added his 14th goal of the season for Becker. With the win, the Hawks move to 4-2-3 in conference play and leap over Nichols into fourth place.
Wentworth 5, Nichols 1: The Bisons had their four-game wining streak snapped in a big way, as Wentworth jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back.  Skylur Jameson had two goals while Chris Azzano made 27 saves. With the win, Wentworth stays in third place, while Nichols slips into fifth. The Bisons wil have a quick turnaround, as they’ll host Becker tonight in a makeup of last Wednesday’s game.
Curry 4, Suffolk 1: Three first period goals helped the Colonels keep pace with Johnson and Wales for top spot in the conference.  John Williams, Ryan Warsofsky,  Philip Arnone, and Ryan Barlock scored for Curry, while Robert Dawson made 25 saves for the Colonels.
Johnson and Wales 5, Salve Regina 4: JWU survived a wild battle with Salve Regina, who despite having just one win on the year have given some of the conference’s top teams a run for their money in recent weeks. The Seahawks took a  3-2 lead in the second, and tied the game at four on Kevin Sullivan’s goal at 16:13 in the third. Domenic Recchia’s strike just under a minute and half later gave the Wildcats the lead for good. Jeremiah Ketts added two goals for Johnson and Wales, while linemate Jason Pietrasiak had a goal and an assist.  With his two scores, Ketts now ranks second in the country with 18 goals.
Salem State 7, Massachusetts-Dartmouth 1: A bit of shocker, as the Vikings were able to dismantle what had been a pretty defensively-sound Corsairs team. The win bumps  Salem State into first place and gives them the series win over UMD, as they’ve outscored the Corairs 12-1 over the last two games. Salem State was led by Casey Terreri (2-2) and Giancarlo Capodanno (1-3).
Westfield State 11, Framingham State 2: No that’s not a typo. Framingham State actually took a 1-0 lead in the first before Westfield State combined for 10 goals over the final two periods. Dennis Zak had four goals and four assists for the Owls, while Pat Nelson had two goals and two assists. The teams combined for 32 penalties, and Westfield State was 6-for-10 on the power play.
Plymouth State 6, Worcester 0: Two goals in each period, including a pair each by Bryan Kiner and Andrew Stewart in the first and second, helped the Panthers send Worcester State to their fifth loss in six games.  With the shutout, Jack Astedt now ranks sixth in the nation in goals-against-average (1.83) and third in save percentage (.934).
Weekly Honors
C0-Player of the Week, Giancarlo Capodanno, Salem State: Netted three goals and five assists for eight points in 2-0 week for Vikings, including pair of markers and two helpers in 5-3 victory over Worcester State to go with goal and three assists in 7-1 triumph at Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Co-Player of the Week,Dennis Zak, Westfield State: Collected four goals and six assists for 10 points in 2-0 week for Owls, including four markers and four helpers in 11-2 victory over Framingham State to go with pair of goals in 4-0 triumph over Plymouth State.
Goalie of the Week, Eddie Davey, Westfield State: Posted pair of victories to go with 1.00 GAA and .966 saves percentage in 2-0 week for Owls, including 27 stops in 4-0 shutout triumph over Plymouth State to go with 29 saves in 11-2 win over Framingham State.
Check out the full release here, courtesy of the MASCAC.